Christian Education

Meet our Church School Directors:

Megan Grassi - Megan Grassi has served as the co-director of the Sunday School program for the past 3 years.  She earned her BA in violin performance from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and also holds a Masters in Education from Lesley College in Boston. In her postgraduate years she studied in Germany, New York State and Wisconsin.

Megan has over 20 years experience teaching young people.

As life long member of the Congregational Church community, she currently divides her time between teaching Sunday School and working with the talented young musicians of Mozart Mentors Orchestra at Bowdoin College. She also has a private violin studio at her home in Kennebunkport that she shares with her 3 girls ages 7, 9 and 11, a patient husband and 3 cats.

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Beth Gachowsk -

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Our Church School program runs during the school year and is Biblically based, different themes each year.   Group classes for elementary school children is creative, informing and inspirational; with older children often helping out the teachers.  Music and crafts are woven throughout, and trips to an area nursing home to share such items take place.  On the first Sunday of the month, the children join the congregation for communion.  On the other weeks, they begin the worship service with their families then depart for classes after our minister shares ‘Words With the Children of All Ages” --- which often brings a smile, laughter and/or tear! 

Other highlights of the program includes the Christmas Pageant during Advent and Vacation Bible School in late June.  We also support our children attending Pilgrim Lodge summer camp, an outdoor ministries of our Maine Conference – U.C.C.

Pageant Sunday, December 17   During this month, our church school children will be learning and working on a new presentation for Pageant Sunday, December 17.   A variation from previous years, it tells the Christmas story with lovely music, children, animals and the good news of Jesus’ birth.   Those who will have the key singing parts are asked to be sure of their schedules and able to be present at the practices.   Other children, K/1 and older, will also be participating.   We look forward to another meaningful gathering on that Sunday morning in our church life together. 

Confirmation is offered every few years depending upon the number of middle high / senior high youth interested.  

Confirmation is the process in our denomination of a young person learning more of our faith and becoming a member, should he/she so choose.  Here at South Church, it is a 10-12 week program taught by Rev. Charles and Heather McLaughlin.  An information session for parents and young people is scheduled immediately following the worship service on October 1.  To help us plan, let us know if you might be attending.  A separate letter is being sent out to many of our families with youth grades 8-12.

A youth fellowship program for these same ages is in a transition period.