Christian Education at Federated Church


OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE . . .

Director of Christian Education: Rev. Renee Kaufman

The Board of Christian Education works to provide a wide range of activities to encourage spiritual growth throughout our church family. The Christian Education Committee is comprised of nine elected members, and is responsible for all of the religious education programs of the church. In addition, they maintain the Sunday School ministry and the Junior, Senior and Children’s PYF (Pilgrim Youth Fellowship), coordinate our Christmas Pageant, support the mission activities of the church, and provide our annual Vacation Bible School program.

Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers during our worship service. (Age 3 and under) The volunteer staff works on a rotating schedule so that they all become familiar to the children.

Our Sunday School classes include Pre-school thru Teens and follow the Cornerstone Curriculum that is based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Learning. The classes meet weekly at 10:00 AM during the regular worship services from September through June. During the summer, Children Pre K age and up are invited to join the congregation for worship. There are “Packets of Fun” for those that may get a bit restless!

Vacation Bible School
Every year, during the first full week after school gets out, we have a one-week Vacation Bible School full of fun activities for the children. The children enjoy a fantastic, faithfilled week doing crafts, learning bible stories, learning new songs and singing old favorites, doing science experiments and playing games. Many adults and youth from the church family serve as volunteer “guides” for the week.

Youth Groups
The Senior PYF - Sunday afternoons

The Senior PYF, is open to all youth in grades eight and above. The program is designed to help young people grow in their faith and their relationship with God through a variety of activities. There is a strong focus on service and outreach, as well as fun-for-the-sakeof- fun events.

The Junior PYF - Sunday afternoons

The Junior PYF is open to all youth in grades five through seven. Their programming is similar in philosophy to that of the High School PYF, with attention to age-appropriate activities.

Children’s PYF - Once a month, days vary

The Children’s PYF is open to all children in grades K-4. This group meets once a month for a fun activity. In their first year some of the things they have done are: mini golfing, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Back to the Future Party, Stone Soup Lunch, a teachers’ appreciation brunch, and an Enchanted Ball.