Small Group Ministries for Adults
The United Church of Christ, Southbury offers a variety of classes and groups throughout the year. These include theological and biblical studies, book study groups, and classes that cover a variety of topics such as social issues in the US and abroad, financial concerns, and other topics that meet the needs and interests of members and friends.
An integral part of our christian education program has been our book study groups. They are inter-generational and encourage discussion on a variety of thought provoking topics among participants. Book study groups provide an excellent opportunity for deepening relationships with one another and growing faithfully as a church together.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
The Tuesday Bible Study meets every Tuesday in the Staff Office from 10:30 am to 11:45 am. The class is open to everyone regardless of your knowledge of the Bible. All one need do is come. Bring your own Bible if you wish, or perhaps come and borrow one. The varied backgrounds of the class members contribute significantly to the discussion. The most important part is to be present and help us as a group to study and reflect on scripture. Help us figure out what it means for our lives. So come be a part of one of the longest running Bible studies in the area.
Lenten Reflection & Study
Feed your body and your spirit during the Lenten season with our Reflection & Study Program. Join us as we share a meal (soup, salad, bread and dessert) and discussion seminar about the life and ministry of Jesus.
Meetings take place over 4 successive weeks during Lent, with neighboring churches.
How do you get your kids involved? It’s easy!! Come to Church Sunday morning at 9:30. We know your lives are busy. That’s why we’ve designed our Church School program so that kids are welcome to come when you’re available.
Sunday School Programs
Sunday School is offered on the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month. Sunday School begins during worship, and after the children’s message, children are led to their classrooms to share together in fun, fellowship and faith, with the help of trained presenters and shepherds.
Sunday School Calendar 2018-19
Youth Registration Form
Infants & Toddlers
Infants and toddlers are welcome in the Nursery located next to the Church Office staffed by our Nursery Coordinator and members of our church. The room is equipped with appropriate toys and equipment. Care is available for infants and toddlers during Sunday worship. Parents must complete a sign-in sheet.
Care is often provided for young children during weekday evening classes and other church activities. Call the church office in advance to ensure availability.
Preschool through 5th Grade
Our ‘rotation’ approach for children in Preschool through 7th grades means that we spend more than one Sunday on one Bible Story and we teach that same Bible story in different ways! That means our children learn the Bible Story through the art center one week, through games the next, and through cooking in the kitchen! Whether your child is there for all weeks of the story, or just one, they’ll encounter a fun way to learn about the Bible and the basics of our faith that are so important for every child to know.
Middle School Youth
Our 6th and 7th graders have their own Sunday School class – and a chance to really dive into ideas and great discussion together! The Grade 6-7 class has a wonderful new curriculum called Connect.
Families will be given the opportunity to purchase a Connect Bible for their child to personalize and bring to class and write in throughout the year.
Interested in getting involved? See any Board member to learn about joining the Board of Christian Education, becoming a lesson Presenter (teacher) or Shepherd (assistant) for the Sunday School program!
Sunday School Volunteer Guidance and Information
Youth Fellowship Programs
The regular meetings include a meal, games, fellowship, and enhanced messages from Sunday School lessons. For both groups, parents sign up to provide a meal on Sundays and each child puts in $5 towards their meal, which is reimbursed back to the meal parents or is donated back into the PF program.
Whether you are new to Southbury or have lived here all your life and have kids please know you are welcome to attend any of our meetings to find out more about what we do! You do not need to be a UCC, Southbury member to participate. You are also welcome to bring friends to any of the meetings!
Youth Registration Form
Junior Pilgrim Fellowship (JPF)
Special JPF meeting activities include cooking for the Soup Kitchen, organizing an Easter Egg Hunt for the residents at the Southbury Training School, and Halloween and Christmas parties. Each spring, JPF participates in a mission trip weekend at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT. Projects completed help to prepare the camp for the busy summer season.
JPF Meetings: 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month from 5:45pm - 7:30pm
JPF Youth Leaders: Ashley Sylvester, Trudy Kelley, Nancy Lama
Senior Pilgrim Fellowship (SPF)
Special activities for SPF are community service projects (raking leaves) and fundraisers for the yearly Youth Mission Trip (a Pasta Supper, Holiday Fair Raffle, car washes, raffle, and a year-round can/bottle drive). The student-led board for SPF meets on Sundays before the whole group meeting.
SPF Meetings: 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month 5:45pm - 8pm
SPF Youth Leaders: Ashley Sylvester, Craig Perry, Nancy Lama