Christian Education and Formation

The Christian Education & Formation ministry in the New Hampshire Conference recognizes Christian Formation as a lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self and others. We seek to serve people of all ages, wherever they are on this journey, by offering resources and on-going opportunities that support developing a deeper understanding of the Bible, applying faith to everyday life, and growing in relationship.

Online Resource Center:

At this time we offer an Online Resource Center to share materials that have been developed and endorsed by the United Church of Christ as well as resources that have been recommended by or successfully utilized in the New Hampshire Conference local churches.

Education & Faith Formation Resources (by topic): 

Christmas (and Advent)
Curricula & Group Resources
- Adult
- Children
- Intergenerational
- Multi-Age
- Youth
Digitally Enabled Faith Formation

Lent and Easter
Mission and Service Opportunities
Prayer and Devotion
Spiritual Gifts
Students with Special Needs

Meetings, Workshops, Conferences & Trips:

NEAUCE 2019 - April 30 - May 2, 2019
Pilgrim Pines, Swanzey, NH


Learn together with other Christian educators, parents, and children's ministry leaders as Rev. Traci Smith guides us through ways to encourage the spiritual lives of families. Leave with a copy of Traci;s book, "Faithful Families", practical tips and ideas for developing age appropriate faith practices, fostering rich worship experiences of all ages, and nurturing sacred space even in busy times. Open to everyone who is interested in learning child-centered ministry practices.

New England Association of United Church Educators (NEAUCE) Annual Conference. High quality keynote speakers, worship leaders and workshops are offered during this three-day event which includes time for networking, renewal, and expanding one's horizons in Christian Education and Faith Formation. Learn more in these past event brochures:

NEAUCE 2018 - Be Who God Meant You to Be
NEAUCE 2017 - Living Faithfully in a Diverse World Community
NEAUCE 2016 - Formed to Tend and Care
NEAUCE 2015 - From Broken Hearts to Burning Hearts
NEAUCE 2014 - Rooted in Faith
NEAUCE 2013 - Vibrant Colors of Faith
NEAUCE 2012 - Welcome to the Living Stone, the Source of Life

Seasons of the Spirit - SeasonsFUSION Development Event
For each season of the church year, a different congregation, or region hosts a development event; practitioners from a congregation, or various congregations, meet with the editor of SeasonsFUSION to share and develop ideas in community. This kind of grass roots engagement is one of the things that make Seasons of the Spirit and SeasonsFUSION unique.

On May 11,2018 , a development event was held at the New Hampshire Conference, United Church of Christ, 140 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH 03275.  Learn More >>

Mission and Service

Planning, Policies, & Administration Resources:


Safe Conduct
Tips for Forming a Youth Group

Called to Educational and Formational Ministries: A Guide for Local Churches, Educators, and Youth Workers
Note (August 2018): The "Guide" has been re-worked and re-resourced into three “handbooks” that are easier to navigate and use:

Support & Advocacy Resources:

Association of United Church Educators
UCC Christian Faith Formation and Education Report
(full report, Released September 2012)
Executive Summary of the UCC Christian Faith Formation and Education Report

Newsletter Archive (note: all recent Newsletters are in PDF format with embedded links)

October (Caring Conversations about Tragic Events)
August (Wider Faith Community)
July (Post Confirmation)
May (Alternative Approaches to Faith Formation)
March (Social Media)
February (Intergenerational Faith Formation)
January (Vacation Bible School)

November (Mission and Service)
October (Stewardship)
August (Church Membership)
July (Children's Message)
June (Faith Formation for those with Special Needs)
May (NEAUCE Highlights)
April (Sacraments)
March (Curricula)
January (Lent, Easter)

December (Celebrating Christmas and Advent at Home)
November (Thanksgiving filled with an Attitude of Gratitude)
August (The Gift of Administration)
June/July (Caring Conversations on Race and Violence)
May (Faith Based Response to Bullying)
February (Digitally Enabled Faith Formation)
January (Christian Practices)

November (Attitude of Gratitude)
October (Difficult Topics, Caring Conversations)
August (Volunteers)
July (Young Adults)
June (NEAUCE Event Review)
May (2005-2015, Then and Now)
April (Service and Faith Formation)
March (Faith at Home)
February (Prayer)
January (Transfiguration)

December (Resource, Events Update)
November (Advent, Christmas)
October (Stewardship)
September (Youth Group)
August (Back to School, Safety First)
July (NEAUCE Highlights - 3)
June (NEAUCE Highlights - 2)
May (NEAUCE Highlights - 1)
April (Spring,Summer Plans)
March (Infant & Toddler)
February (Current Perspectives on Faith Formation)
January (The Bible)

December (Resources for the Small Church)
November (Preparing for the Holidays)
October (Interfaith Resources)
August (Intergenerational)
July (Digital Ministry Resources)
June (Embracing Technology)
May (NEAUCE Lessons Learned)
April (Adult)
March (Youth)
February (Lent, Faith Formation in Action)
January (Retreat Planning, MLK Jr. Resources)

December (Resource Sharing)
November (Celebrating the Christian New Year)
October (Best Practices)
September (Fall Celebrations)
August (Fall Planning)
July (Relax and Renew)
June (A Time of Transformation)

The Comprehensive List of Resources for Christian Education and Formation

Questions or concerns, please contact Ann Desrochers at