The children and youth programs here at Bar Harbor Congregational Church are an integral part of our church family. Each Sunday, we host classes for all ages from Pre-Kindergarten through High School age.
Classes are developmentally appropriate in content and focus. Our youngest children discover the teachings of Jesus through hands on stories with the Worship Center Curriculum. As the children grow, their lessons become more in depth and applicable to their ever changing environment with the Activate Faith Lessons. Our middle and high school students participate in confirmation where they begin their own journey of faith as they near adulthood. All these programs are supported by an amazing and talented board of church members, many of whom have their own children in the classes. Our goal is to always maintain a high level of focus on the lessons of God’s word and their importance in our daily lives.
One of the highlights of our school year is Youth Sunday. A favorite church service by all standards, our talented youth along with their Sunday School Teachers create the entire worship service from the music to the message and perform all the tasks associated with the service. The amount of energy and creativity is not to be missed! It’s an uplifting experience to see our youth at the head of the congregation, using their talents and voices to bring God’s message to our members.
Along with Sunday School, we host a summer session of Sunday School called Jesus Christ & Me where volunteers from the congregation teach a Sunday event centered around a different theme. This is a fun opportunity for our congregational members to lead our children in various activities based on their personal interests and strengths.
Throughout the school year we also host a variety of events from movie and game nights to gingerbread house decorating parties. As always, we are a family of believers who put the love of Christ as our central focus point in everything we do. We value our children’s varied backgrounds and experiences and welcome them each for who they are.
The Christian Education Board meets the third Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the church parlor.
All are welcome to attend!
Board Members, 2015
- Maggie Almdale
- Chris Beals
- Katy Bryer
- Judy Fuller
- Laura Hendricks
- Geneva Langley