West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, August 18, 2017

Christian Education News

Christian Education News

Coming Soon!

All-church Picnic – June 4th
Come share in an afternoon of fellowship with your church family! Following the 9:30am service we will start with some large group games for all ages, and then we will feast on hamburger, hot dogs, and barbecue chicken provided by the Christian Education Committee. A cake honoring the confirmands will also be provided! We ask everyone to bring a side dish to share!

Summer Fellowship Event

We are planning a church fellowship event this summer at the Lowell Spinners game on August 13th! The game starts at 5:35pm. We would like to purchase group tickets this month so please contact Sarah Laflamme if you would like to attend!

Church Camping Trip
We have decided to take this summer off from camping in order to change the dates of our camping weekend. Please stay tuned in January/February of 2018 for information about a church camping trip in 2018.

What’s happening in SS?
Worshipping Together on Pentecost
On June 4th, children are encouraged to celebrate Pentecost by worshipping with their families at 9:30am. During the service our confirmands will confirm their faith and become official members of our church. Worshipping regularly is an important part of the Christian education program and we hope that all of the generations will take advantage of an opportunity to learn from each other a new way to worship God.

Looking Ahead to Next Year
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!
Connecting with Christ
Fasting as a Means of Grace
During Holy Week this spring a group of 11 church members participated in a 24 hour fast. As part of the fast the group read an article about fasting that included a few reasons why Christians should participate in fasting.
1. Jesus did it and taught his disciples to do the same.
2. Fasting reminds us of our dependence upon God and his grace.
3. Fasting brings you into solidarity with the poor.
4. Fasting is a time for prayer.
If you would like more information about the spiritual discipline of fasting please contact Sarah Laflamme.

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                     Johnson3rd@verizon.net
603-888-1003                                 978-251-8587