Christian Education


At VUCC we approach children’s spiritual education with joy and an abiding interest in the needs of young people at each age and stage:


      In the EARLY YEARS we foster and share in children’s wonder, seeking to develop their natural love and trust in God’s goodness.


      In the GRADE SCHOOL years, we help children make discoveries about the world God has made, and explore the inspiring stories of God’s people.


      In the MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL years, we help students develop their passion and values as they seek their way in the world.


Each Sunday after a children’s message from the pastor, children ages 4-12 are invited to attend our Sunday School, taught by a team of paid staff and dedicated volunteers. Lively versions of the Biblical stories are presented through drama, song, and puppetry. After hearing a story, younger children explore themes through arts and movement, including painting, nature crafts, and skits.  Middle grades students (3rd-6th grade) undertake more complex projects and service opportunities. This years curriculum is Feasting on the Word, it uses the same Bible passages as the sermon for the week. 


Young adults are invited to participate in our service as acolytes, readers and greeters, and to help with Sunday School. 

The Congregational Church of Vergennes

30 South Water Street

Vergennes, VT 05491

(802) 877-2435

Pastor: Rev. Dr. Barbara Purinton

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