Children are an important part of the church community and we take very seriously our responsibility to help them develop their faith in God. We offer a variety of opportunities to help Children and Youth learn about God, and to learn ways to serve God in our local and wider community.
Children participate in the first part of our Sunday morning worship. Followed by a special lesson provided by our pastor, Rev. Linda Lea Snyder. The children then leave worship to attend the Sunday school program.
In September and October the children will be learning about Stewardship of the earth through the Creation story in Genesis. We will take a trip to a nearby farm, we will dramatize Adam's task of naming all the animals, and the children will examine what it means to have “dominion” over God's creation.
In late October and November the children will learn about sharing our abundance from the story Jesus told in the Gospels about giving.
We will study the books of the Bible to better learn how to use the Bible. We plan to provide each child with their own Bible.
Multi-Church Youth Group
"Youth Ministry, also commonly referred to as youth group, is an age-specific religious ministry. Faith groups or other religious organizations carry out youth ministry to involve and engage with young people who attend their places of worship, or who live in their community. Christian youth ministry usually encompasses one or more of the following:
encouraging young people (whether they have professed a faith or not) to learn more about a given faith and to become more involved in spiritual life
providing open youth clubs or other activities for the common good of the young people, sometimes without an overtly religious agenda
As well as organizing events and activities, youth ministry will usually include some form of religious instruction and pastoral oversight of young people."
Our youth group is comprised of youth from Atkinson Congregational Church, First Parish Congregational Church, and Hampstead Congregational Church grades 6 to 12.
Our Multi-Church Youth Group meets the first Sunday of every
month from 5 to 7. Since we
currently have three churches attending the Host Church changes monthly.
If you would like information on the next Multi-Church Youth group please call any of the church numbers below.
Atkinson Congregational Church
101 Main Street
Atkinson, NH 03811
First Parish Congregational Church
47 East Derry Road
East Derry, NH 03041
Hampstead Congregational Church
61 Main Street
Hampstead, NH 03841
All ages invited and Welcome! This Worship happens every other month on a Saturday night. The service are led by the youth and planned by Joann Klawitter with the youths input.
For more information please contact us @ (603) 329-6985
5:00 to 5:30 pm Informal Worship
5:30 pm Pizza and Games
Please join us and ask a friend to come along all youth are welcome and each youth is encouraged to bring a friend.