The goal of our Christian Education program is to teach the Bible to children and adults, showing how God has related to his people through the ages and how He commands us serve Him and others. The purpose is to encourage every person to grow in his/her faith and to learn to live as God would have him or her live.
“Faith experienced at an early age is the foundation for all other growth. The good news that we share with our children has the power to transform lives and revitalize communities… Faith formation is a lifelong process that happens through relationship with God. Faith is active, always in process, constantly transforming us to be more like Christ. Faith is also relational. We grow in faith within the context of a loving, accepting community. If conditions are nurtured, children will grow in their understanding of God and Jesus, as revealed by the Spirit through scripture and Christian community.”
Webster uses the "Shine" curriculum. Shine: Living in God’s Light is co-published by Brethren Press, publishing ministry of the Church of the Brethren, and MennoMedia, publishing ministry of the Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. A number of Christian denominations have partnered to promote Shine to their members including the United Church of Christ. To find out more about the Shine curriculum, go to the website, www.shinecurriculum.com.The curriculum was written and inspired by different biblical texts referring to the light and how it shines in the world.
There are many special activities throughout the year, including an Easter Egg Hunt and egg decorating contest, plays or musicals, and making Valentines and taking them to a nursing home. One of the highlights is the Hanging of the Greens, which includes a hayride to find and cut the giant tree for the sanctuary, making decorations and decorating the tree, a soup and sandwich dinner, and singing Christmas hymns in the sanctuary as the tree is lit.