NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Office Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 9AM-5PM
Remote Fri. 1PM-5PM
(Building access can be obtained upon request)
Tues.-Thurs. 10:00AM-1:00PM, and Saturday 11:00AM- 2:00PM
The NCC Nurture Ministry (NM) oversees the Christian formation and spiritual growth programs of NCC The NM has general oversight of auxiliary education programs which serve and/or are sponsored by NCC.
Areas of Focus:
- Adult Education (Bible and Book Studies)
- Youth Education (Confirmation and Youth Groups)
- Children's Education (Sunday School, Small Chapel, Holiday Pageant, Egg Hunt)
- Spiritual Development for all ages
- Safe Church Training
Nurture membership consists of the following:
- One Liaison (Coordinates the program and Nurture budget and attends Core Leadership Team meetings.)
- Two Coordinators (Assist the Liaison)
- Volunteer members (Help with planning and programs)
Children's Sunday School:
During this time of online meetings due to Covid safety, we meet via Zoom platform on Sundays from 11:15AM until noon. The classes are planned and coordinated by our Nurture Ministry with the oversight of Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer, our Minister of Youth and Mission.
If your child(ren) would like to participate in these classes, please notify firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up and receive an invitation to join the Zoom sessions.
Our Middle School and High School aged youth meet on Sundays from 3PM until 4PM via Zoom while we are cautious about the prevention of Covid spread. The fun and active group is lead by Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer.
Faith is nurtured not just for an hour on Sunday mornings! We believe all of us can and do encounter God's love all the time.
Much of the growth our children experience in faith occurs in the contexts of their families. That can sometimes seem an overwhelming notion, but if we embrace the opportunity, it can be a real gift! We strive to keep the curriculum in our church school aligned with the Sunday worship service. This means children, youth, and adults are exploring similar themes and scriptures, so that when everyone arrives back home the conversation is able to continue. Adults don't need to have all the answers (or any of the answers) to show young individuals that faith can be important, exciting, and a part of all of life.
The formal education year runs from September until the second week in June. Included during the year is Bible Sunday, in which children in Kindergarten, Third Grade, and Ninth Grade youth receive gift Bibles from their church. During the summer months there are special activities for young people that are offered.
The Nurture Ministry works diligently to provide a good foundation for children. The Ministry meets monthly and welcomes all who are interested in providing a strong Christian foundation for children.