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:

Education & Faith Formation Resources (by topic): 

Vacation Bible School
           Racial Justice
Curriculum & Group Resources
Covid-19 Pandemic

Meetings, Workshops, Conferences & Trips: 

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 2021 - Tear down, Transform, Transcend!
NEAUCE 2019 - Plant, Nurture, Now!
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)

The Comprehensive List of Resources for Christian Education and Formation

Questions or concerns, please contact Ann Desrochers at