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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 2013-2014 program year begins September 8, 2013 and concludes May 18, 2014.  A calendar is found below. 

At North Church we are committed to intergenerational worship and families are encouraged to worship together at the 10:00 AM Service which children’s time.  Professional Nursery Care is available during the worship hour for infants and young children.

Our Wee Worshipers, infants to 3 years, are offered a simple story, introduction to ritual, perhaps a craft and playtime!

Preschool, Kindergarten and Young Elementary-aged children will be guided by HeartShaper Curriculum published by Standard Publishing. HeartShaper engages children in interactive Bible learning while providing the necessary flexibility for teachers of these age groups.

The Feasting on the Word Curriculum for older children is now in use.  This is a new lectionary curriculum published by Westminster John Knox therefore children who attend church as well as church school will be hearing and interacting with the same Scripture.

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.

 

UPDATED CHURCH SCHOOL CALENDAR  (Corrected Jan. dates!)

Classes, Special Worship and Events in 2013-2014

Subject to change

September 8: RALLY SUNDAY 11:15-Noon

September 15: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

September 22: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

September 29: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

October 6: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon            

October 13: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

October 20: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

October 24, Thursday: Fall Festival 5:30 ~ 7:00

October 27: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

November 3: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon                  

November 10: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

November 17: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

November 24: NO Church School

                              Thanksgiving Sunday Worship at Market Square                                        

December 1: Annual Advent Workshop

11:15~Noon:  NO classes / Special Family Activities                                     

December 8: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

December 15: Pageant Sunday

                     NO Church School  /  Market Square Pageant 10:00 AM 

December 22: NO Church School

December 24: Christmas Eve

6:00 PM & 11:00 PM

December 29: NO Church School

January 5: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

January 12: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

January 19: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

January 26: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

February 2: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon 

February 9: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

February 16: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

February 23: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

March 2: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon 

March 4: SHROVE TUESDAY Event 6:00 PM

March 5: Ash Wednesday 7:00 PM Chapel

March 9: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

March 16: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

March 23: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

March 30: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

               Communion Education Event 

April 6: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon             

April 13: PALM SUNDAY: NO Church School

Market Square Worship 10:00 AM

April 17: Maundy Thursday: Chapel

April 20: EASTER: NO Church School

Sunrise Service,   TBA

Market Square Worship 10:00 AM

April 27: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

May 4: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon     

May 11: Church School 11:15 ~ Noon

May 18: CHILDREN’S SUNDAY

Market Square Worship 10:00 AM

June 1:  ALL CHURCH PICNIC

Great Island Common, New Castle       Noon