Spiritual Formation

…for Children pre-K through 8th grade

Prayer Mural
Children’s Sunday 2011

We have a well-maintained and professionally staffed nursery available for newborns-age 4 on Sunday mornings.

Pre-K children through those in grade 5 begin worship upstairs with their parents. After the children’s sermon they go to church school downstairs. We use a great curriculum from SparkHouse that integrates art, music, science lessons, drama, storytelling, and more. We firmly believe in challenging our children to love God with their whole selves, including their mind.

…for Middle and High School Youth

Middle schoolers have their church school class on Sunday mornings during worship. Our students us the Re:Form curriculum from SparkHouse. Once a month they also participate in a service project during church school. Along with our high schoolers, they are also active in the “We the Youth” program, a partnership with other churches in the greater Exeter area.

High schoolers are given the option of participating in our Confirmation program. They remain in worship on Sunday mornings. Fellowship activities take place typically on Sunday nights. Once a youth is confirmed they are considered a full member of the church, with all rights and responsibilities as adult members.

…for Adults

James Caroll speaking at the Congregational Church in Exeter as a part of the “We The People” Lecture Series

We never stop growing spiritually, so why should Christian education end in high school? Our church values education across the lifespan, including for adults of all ages.

A women’s Bible study meets twice a month and welcomes new members at all times. Short educational offerings are offered throughout the year. Fall 2014 options included “Introduction to the United Church of Christ”, a book study on Parker Palmer’s “Let Your Life Speak”, and a spiritual discussion group centered around Advent and preparing for Christmas.

Additionally, we are proud to be one of the founding members of the “We the People” program, and we look forward to providing stimulating programming for our entire community.