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Church School

All children, infant through grade 8, are invited to participate in our educational ministry program!  Church School begins at 11:15 AM and ends at noon.  Our volunteer teachers are church members and long-time friends. Newcomers are always welcome to assist as needed and parents are always welcome in the classroom.  You will find the Youth Protection Policy below.

The 2015-2016 program year begins September 13, 2015.  See calendar below.

Youth Protection Policy

North Church of Portsmouth, UCC is committed to creating a safe and healthy environment in which young people can learn about and experience God’s love.  In order to ensure this, we expect all people applying to be volunteers who work with children will have been members for at least six months or friends of North Church for one year.  It is the policy of the church to provide adequate supervision for all activities involving children and youth.  We also expect all employees or volunteers who work with children to complete and submit a disclosure document followed by an interview with the Church School Superintendent.  Any allegation will be reviewed and responded to immediately and appropriately.

2015/2016 Church School Calendar

September 13:   RALLY SUNDAY   11:15-Noon

September 20:   Church School  11:15-Noon

September 27:   Church School  11:15-Noon

October 4:          Church School  11:15-Noon

October 11:        NO Church School  Columbus Day Weekend

October 18:        Church School  11:15-Noon

October 22:        Thursday:  Fall Festival 5:30 – 7:30

October 25:        Church School  11:15-Noon

November 1:      Church School  11:15-Noon

November 8:      Church School  11:15-Noon

November 15:    Church School  11:15-Noon

November 22:    NO Church School

                              Thanksgiving Sunday Worship

                              At Market Square

November 29:    Annual Ornament Making

                              11:15 – Noon; NO classes

                              Special Family Activities

December 6:       Church School  11:15-Noon

December 13:     Pageant Sunday

                              NO Church School

                              Market Square Pageant at 10:00 AM

December 20:     NO Church School

December 24:     Christmas Eve

                              6:00 PM & 11:00 PM

                              Market Square

December 27:     NO Church School

January 3:            Church School  11:15-Noon

January 10:          Church School  11:15-Noon

January 17:          NO Church School   MLK Weekend

January 24:          Church School  11:15-Noon

January 31:          Church School  11:15-Noon

February 7:          Church School  11:15-Noon

February 9:          SHROVE  TUESDAY EVENT 6:00 PM

February 10:        Ash Wednesday 7:00 PM Chapel

February 14:        Church School  11:15-Noon

February 21:        NO Church School  Start of Winter Break Dover/Portsmouth

February 28:        NO Church School  End of Winter Break Dover/Portsmouth

March 6:               Church School  11:15-Noon

March 13:             Church School  11:15-Noon

March 20:             PALM SUNDAY;  NO Church School

                               Market Square Worship 10:00 AM    

March 24:             MAUNDY THURSDAY;  7:00 PM Chapel

March 27:             EASTER; NO Church School

                               Sunrise Service,   TBA

                               Market Square Worship  10:00 AM

April 3:                  NO Church School  End of Spring Break  -  Portsmouth and Dover

April 10:                Church School  11:15-Noon

April 17:                Church School  11:15-Noon

April 24:                Church School  11:15-Noon

May 1:                   Church School  11:15-Noon

May 8:                   Church School  11:15-Noon

May 15:                 CHILDREN’S SUNDAY

                                Market Square Worship   10:00 AM

TBD:                        ALL CHURCH PICNIC

                                Last day of worship at Parish House