Faith Formation

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”  Matthew 22:38-40

At Bolton Congregational Church we strive to live these words. Our goal in Church School is that the children leave each class with a better understanding of the Bible and with the knowledge to go out and live their lives in a way that would honor Jesus. They will learn to love their neighbors as themselves and grow as Christians more and more each day. 

Church School

While our youth are always invited to worship with us, they are also encouraged to join with their peers in our Church School Programing.

Taking place right after Children's Time in service. Youth from K-8th grade are invited.

We also have a background checked, volunteer-staffed nursery available for newborns through age 3 from the start of service until the end. Please reach out for more information.

Our curriculum is Feasting on the Word. Feasting on the Word Curriculum is lectionary based and allows the children and adults alike to learn the same scripture lesson each week. 

We offer Church School classes for:

  • pre-K - 1st grade

  • 2nd grade - 8th grade

  • Confirmation Class - 9th grade or older

Adult Education

Our current Adult Education program is a book discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and author of Braiding Sweetgrass.

We'll read and share our learnings from the book on three Thursday evenings- Sept. 14, Oct. 19 and Nov. 9 from 7-8:30PM in Chandler Hall with an organizational meeting 8/27 after church. 

Interested?  Email Ernie at  I already have 10 copies @ $13. 

About the book:  “Robin Wall Kimmerer writes about the natural world from a place of such abundant passion that one can never quite see the world the same way having seen it through her eyes. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she takes us on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise.” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of 'Eat, Pray, Love’.