Christian Education

Christian Education involves youth and adults sharing the light, faith, and love of Jesus Christ in many opportunities including:

  • Sunday School & Worship

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Wednesday Bible Study (4 pm)

  • Confirmation Class

  • Summer Camp

  • Strawberry Festival

  • Senior & Junior Youth 

  • Outdoor Ministry

  • Easter & Christmas Programs

  • Advent Workshop

  • Women's Fellowship

Sunday School, Youth Groups, Vacation Bible School

New Goshenhoppen Sunday School offers 5 different classes each Sunday morning beginning at 9:15 AM, September through June. There is an class for adults of various ages, and 4 youth classes including PreSchool/PreK, Kindergarten through third grade, Fourth through seventh grades, and 8th through 12th grades.  The adult class utilizes the Present Word curriculum and the oldest youth class uses Echo 360. The three younger groups use the curriculum from Deep Blue Kids and begin their Sunday School time in the Sanctuary.  We meet together in a large group, hearing the lesson in two different formats, then break into our smaller groups for the remaining class time.

 

New Goshenhoppen offers two youth groups: Junior Youth which includes grades 4-8, and Senior Youth which covers grades 8-12.  These groups work together to grow in God’s love through fellowship, service, and fun.  Each group attends a yearly retreat to strengthen their bonds with each other and their faith.

The Sunday School presents two programs each year: Spring and Christmas. Each program incorporates the talents of the Sunday School students.  In addition, each year there is an Advent Workshop to celebrate the season with craft making and togetherness.

One of the highlights of the year is the annual Vacation Bible School offered for a week in June.  Our skilled and knowledgeable volunteers lead our students with games, music, crafts, and stories in learning about God’s love for all.

Youth permission forms:    Youth Field Trip Form       Medical Release Form

Summer Camp

Build friendships that last a lifetime, discovering new things together.  New Gosh offers an extensive Summer Camp program at New Gosh park with group activities involving sports & physical play, music, and nature.  Each camping week has a various theme, tailored to different interests for a unique camping experience.  Both Day Camp and Overnight Camping experiences are offered.  Click on the following link for registration information and details on the camping programs offered:  camping>>

Christian Education Committee

The Christian Education Committee at New Goshenhoppen covers a variety of programs in addition to weekly Sunday School for all ages. Groups that are part of Christian Education include:  Youth Groups, Outdoor Ministries, and Women’s Fellowship.  Committee meetings take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 pm.  Come join us!

Outdoor Ministry

The Outdoor Ministry Committee raises funds to help send children, youth, and adults to on site summer day camp programs as well as retreats offered by the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference (PSEC).  Fundraisers help to pay half of any church member's participation costs.  Click here for more info on the New Gosh Camping Program.

 

The Outdoor Ministry Committee also helps plan and support the summer programs offered in the church park. Information and schedules for these programs can be found at New Gosh Park.

In addition to the camping programs, the committee helps organize and assists with the Easter Dawn service. After the service, the committee hosts a continental breakfast in the church kitchen.

The committee encourages adult members to participate in several retreat programs offered by the PSEC through the Spiritual Life Commission. Two PSEC fall programs, Ventures and Walking with God, are overnight events held at the Mariawald Renewal Center near Reading. Scholarship funds are available to adult members to help pay the cost of the event. Information for these programs can be found at PSEC.org.

Women's Fellowship

No matter your season of life, Women’s Fellowship offers opportunities for spiritual growth, service, & fellowship.  Our purpose is to unite all the women of the church in Christian fellowship. 

Women's Fellowship meets monthly and holds events throughout the year including hot dog roasts, coffee klatch get-togethers, ice-cream socials, and theater trips.  Funds raised from events are used to support neighbors in need, general fund support for the church, accessibility, and other outreach programs.

Women's Fellowship Yearly Program

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - Carpool from the church at 10:00 a.m.; return by 2:30 p.m.

     “Rest and Renewal” at Montgomery County Park in Green Lane, Snyder Rd. Pavilion

 

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Carpool from the church at 10:00 a.m.; return by approximately 2:00 p.m.

     “Liberty Ministries Helping Hands” by Lenore Gates and Alison Layman

     

Monday, November 4, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. at Steep Fine Teas and Café, 239 Main Street, East Greenville, PA

     “A Tea Party”

 

Monday, December 2, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. in the church kitchen

     “Christmas Traditions”

 

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. in the church kitchen

     “Lunch Break”   

 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. in the church kitchen

     “Where Are You On Your Faith Journey?” led by Rev. Travis

 

Monday, March 2, 2020 – To Be Decided

 

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Carpool from the church at 9:00 a.m.; return by approximately 2:00 p.m.

     “Visit to our members at 'Frederick Living'"

 

Monday, May 4, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. Spring Banquet

 

Monday, June 1, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. in the church park

     “Coffee Klatch”

 

Monday, July 6, 2020 – 6:00 p.m. in the church park

     “Hot Dog Roast” 

 

Monday, August 3, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. in the church kitchen

     “Ice Cream Social”    

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