West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

There are many traditions in the brief summer months. We mow the grass, we complain about the heat (until a few months later, when we complain about the cold), and we try to keep our kids busy with good things to do. One of those good things I want to encourage you to have your kids involved in this summer is our Vacation Bible School week at the church. For the first time in many years there will be Vacation Bible School at the church! We are joining together with the Living Stones UMC to host a week of morning activities for the children of our congregations and the surrounding community. The program will be during the week of July 29 through August 2 from 9:00 – 12:00. (There is more information about the program for that week on the Christian Education News page of this newsletter.)

Vacation Bible School offers kids a time to learn, worship and play together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. It supplements what we already do in Sunday School by offering a more extended time compared to our Sunday morning Sunday School. It offers a chance to build relationships with other kids and adults in the church, and create lasting memories together. It offers a chance to focus for an entire week on a part of our faith tradition (this year it will be on the ministry of the Apostle Paul in first-century Greece). It offers families outside our congregations a good introduction to what being part of a church can mean for their children. And by joining our two congregations together the kids from each congregation will have the chance to get to know many new friends.

Of course, such a program requires dedicated volunteers to make it happen. Children’s ministry leaders from both churches have worked together to plan the week, but there is a place for lots of volunteers who can come and help. Please see our Director of Christian Education, Sarah Laflamme, for more information on volunteering.

We are looking forward to a fun and meaningful week of Vacation Bible School this summer; come be a part of it!

Reverend Mack