Our Life Together: Christian Education & Formation
At Second Congregational United Church of Christ, we engage in a wide variety of activities that help shape and form people of
all ages in their faith journey. In fact, Christian formation happens through all that we do as a community together: worship,
fellowship, ministries of service. Especially now, at the beginning of the 21st century, we recognize that we are not Christian
by virtue of simply growing up or living in this society. We need to be formed in the ways, values, stories, and perceptions
of a different worldview—the worldview God invites us to share as Christian people.
What has traditionally been called "Christian Education" functions as one piece of the whole
picture of all that we do together to help form one another in faith. Even in our educating, we try to keep focused on an overall
goal of formation--to form, shape, and mold by engaging the whole person so they may grow in faithfulness.
We believe that people of all ages, from birth to old age, are invited and called to be active participants in the whole life
of the congregation--and that all of us must continue to be formed in our faith throughout our life journey. Therefore,
we offer education and formation opportunities at all age levels.
- Children's Ministries
Education, formation, and fellowship activities for people from birth through 5th grade: Sunday School, Wednesday Nights,
Children's Music, and more.
- Youth Ministries
Education and formation activities for people in grades 6 through 12: Youth groups, Sunday School, Wednesday Nights,
Mission Trips, and more.
- Adult Formation and Education
Opportunites and activities for adults of all ages to engage in formation and education: Sunday School & Bible Study,
Wednesday Nights and other Special Events
- Wednesday Youth Night
During the program year, Wednesday nights are where it's at: children's and youth programming, music ensembles, and even
adult classes and discussion groups
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