West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Christian Education

 Coming Soon!

Fall Movie Night and Potluck Supper

The Christian Education Committee would like to invite to save the date for our Fall Movie Night and Potluck Supper happening on September 29th at 6pm!  We have not picked a movie yet so stay tuned for more information!

What’s happening in SS?

A New Year

On September 9th the 2018-2019 Sunday school year will begin for children and youth.  At 9:30am, the children and youth are invited to participate in the worship service by standing and singing/humming to hymns, joining the congregation in prayers and the call to worship, or creating worship art with the paper and crayons that are available in the back of the sanctuary.  In addition, children/youth are invited to participate by collecting the offering, leading the call to worship, lighting the candles at the beginning of the worship service, or leading the hand motions during the doxology.  If your child/youth would like to participate in the services, please contact Sarah Laflamme.  At approximately 10:00am 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 four classes: Pre-K through 2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade, 5th/6th and 7th grade, 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.

 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 26th from 10:30am – 12:00pm or on Tuesday, September 4th 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.

Sarah Laflamme Harry Johnson
Christian Education Director     Chairperson, CE Committee
Christian-ed@wcumc.us     johnson3rd@verizon.net
978-320-4090      978-251-8587