West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, August 18, 2017

Christian Education

Coming Soon!

WCUMC Trip to Lowell Spinners Game
Our annual church trip to see the Lowell Spinners is being planned for August 13th! The Spinners are playing at 5:35pm. Tickets are $7 per person. If you would like to attend the game, please contact Sarah Laflamme by August 6th.

What’s happening in SS?
A New Year
On September 10th the 2017-2018 Sunday school year will begin for children and youth. During this school year, children and youth will begin their Sunday School time at 9:30am in the worship service. Children and youth are invited to sit with their parents, a Sunday school volunteer, or another adult friend during the worship service, whichever fits their family’s need the best. The children and youth will be invited to participate in the worship service while they are there just like chapel time and about following the scripture reading the children and youth will be dismissed to their classrooms for age appropriate exploration of the scripture. The children and youth will be divided into five classes: Pre-K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade, middle school (6th/7th/8th) and high school. Families who were registered for our children/youth programs last year should expect a pre-filled out registration forms to arrive through the mail near the end of August and you can also find a blank registration form in this newsletter.

Sunday School Volunteers
Have you been thinking about spending some time with the children and youth of our church? Would you like to support the Sunday school program, but are not sure how? There are many different ways you can help including spending a few minutes before the Sunday school hour with the younger kids as they gather. Contact Sarah to talk about how you can serve!
If you have volunteered to help with Sunday school in any way this year, please plan to attend orientation on either Sunday, August 27th from 10:30am – 12:00pm or on Wednesday, August 30th from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.

Connecting with Christ
Daily Scripture Reading: The S.O.A.P. Method
Have you ever thought “I would like to read more of the bible, but I am not sure how to start?” Well there is a simple technique, called S.O.A.P. that can help you work your way through reading scripture. The “S” is for scripture. The Book of Acts is a good place to start! The “O” is for Observation. What do you observe in the scripture lesson? Next is the “A” for Application. How can you learn from what you observe and apply it to your life? Finally, “P” is for Prayer. Take some time to talk with God after reflecting on his word.
If you have any questions or comments about our Christian Education Program please contact:
Sarah Laflamme Harry Johnson
Christian Education Director Chairperson, CE Committee
Christian-ed@wcumc.us hjohns24@csc.com
978-320-4090 978-251-8587

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