Sunday School & Adult Bible Study at Christ Church Newton
Christian Education is offered from September - June at 9:00 a.m. for children in preschool through high school. Students are divided into age-appropriate groups for instruction. Adults are invited to meet at 9:00 a.m. for a separate program.
Children in grades pre-school through sixth grade follow the "Living the Good News" curriculum which focuses on the gospel reading each Sunday; all children are invited to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, as well as a play which is performed in the spring.
The Christ Church Youth Group - "Journey" - meets on Sunday mornings, September - May, for discussion of the Bible, current events, and other topics of interest. The group visits regularly with the senior residents at nearby Liberty Towers.
Teens participate in numerous outreach activities throughout the year, culminating in semi-annual Youth Group trips to Panama following the Rite of Confirmation. Additional fun activities, like snow tubing and hiking, are held regularly.
Adult Bible Study
Bible Study for adults is held Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. from September - June, in the Church parlor. Summer Bible Study is held in the evenings; call the church office at 973-383-2245 for the schedule. Participants discuss the Gospel for the coming Sunday with the Rector, the Reverend Canon Robert Griner.
For more information about the Christian Education program at Christ Church, contact the church office at 973-383-2245 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testimonials from Parents about the Christian Education Program at
Christ Church Newton
"As a mom of a child at Christ Church, I can’t express how much the Sunday School and church experience means to me. My son is welcomed, loved and encouraged to be his own person. At the same time, he is taught to be an example of Christ’s love. He looks forward to church every week and can’t wait to see his buddies – both young and old! All the young people look out for him and make him part of their group! It is truly his second family and we are so blessed to be a part of such a special place!"
"At Sunday School my boys learn in ways I could have never have imagined. To most people looking in on them they would just see kids playing ball, tag, catch, nerf, and even some balloons have been lifted to the sky. But I know that within all of those games there are many of Jesus' lessons being taught. And that is how they remember them. Because it is Fun!! That feeling that Church is fun is the BEST gift of all my children can get!"
"I think Christ Church Sunday School is a fun and loving way for children to learn and understand about God and the way the Lord works in mysterious ways. Our faith is not taught from a book at Christ Church Sunday School but from the heart. Christ Church Sunday School knows how to keep the children's attention and they look forward to going. Our faith and love for God is taught through our interactions with one another."
Children are welcome in all aspects of our worship program, and are encouraged to participate as they are able. A professionally-staffed nursery is provided for those children who are not comfortable participating in the entire service.