Confirmation Class explores Christian beliefs, the Bible, Christian and church history, and the meaning of Christian discipleship in today's world. The class provides a foundation for youth to explore and mature in their faith, and a space for asking the tough questions of life. The class is taken during a youth's ninth grade year of high school. During the year the class meets weekly with a Pastor and monthly with mentors. On Youth Sunday (usually on Mother's Day) they plan and are the main participants in the worship service. The class culminates with a written personal statement of faith and a confirmation service. Once confirmed, the youth are recognized as full members of NCC and have the opportunity to participate as deacons and vote at the Annual Meeting.
Confirmation Class Registration: Fill in the 2nd form on the "Registration Forms" page.
Our Youth Groups meet from September until the first few weeks in June. The youth enjoy time with each other in a Christian environment full of faith, fun, and fellowship. Their year includes special gatherings which may include community service, fundraising for charities, fun wilderness retreats, entertainment, and special dinners.
Each year a service trip for high school-aged youth is planned. The group - N.E.W.S. (Newtown Ecumenical Workcamp Servants - travels to a community, and spends a week assisting persons in need through the repair of homes, restocking of food pantries, and uplifting spirits! N.E.W.S. initially gathers in early Fall when the destination and cost has been determinied. Participation in bonding time, planning, community service, and fundraising endeavors is a year-long process which culminates when the "Workcampers" spend a week in the summer living in the service of others.
Older Youth who wish to continue their outreach beyond high school are offered an opportunity to spend a week in the at the UCC Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi repairing homes and assisting in the local community.
Field Trip Permission: https://www.newtownctchurch.org/nurture-ministry-formation-and-education-for-children-youth-and-adults/teen-youth/field-trip-lock-in-permission-form/