West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 17, 2018

Christian Education News


Christian Education News

Coming Soon!
Winter Epiphany Festival and Potluck Dinner
The Christian Education Committee invites you to celebrate the winter season and the start of Epiphany on January 6th!  Starting at 4:00pm we will have some outside activities including snowmen building, sledding and time by the fire! Then we will move indoors for some Epiphany activities and a potluck dinner.  The Christian Education committee will be providing drinks and hot dogs to roast over the fire!  At the end of the evening we will share in worship around the bonfire.  If you have any questions, please speak with a member of the Christian Education Committee.
Children’s Sunday with Musical on April 29th!
You may be thinking April 29th is not “Coming Soon” and you would be correct.  There are lots of other activities happening at the church between now and then, but rehearsals for the children’s musical are coming soon!  This year we will be telling the story of Esther during our children’s Sunday service.  If your youth/child is interesting in auditioning for a speaking role or solo, please keep an eye out for information about auditions in late January/early February.
What’s happening in SS?
Worshiping in the Sanctuary
Since the Sunday School program worshiped in the sanctuary for the whole hour three times in December, they will not be staying for the whole hour in January.  This will give time for the teachers and children/youth to reconnect after such a long time without being in the classroom.  Stay tuned to future newsletter articles to find out the next time the Sunday school program will worship for the whole hour with the rest of the church family.
Connecting with Christ
As we move into this season of Christmas and then Epiphany we are invited to await the renewal of “love divine” within our own troubled hearts and the world.  There are many legitimate fears in our society, but as we remember Christ’s birth and move through his life of ministry and eventually death and resurrection let us remember that God is more powerful than our fears.  Time and again in the bible God’s love brings peace to individuals and the world.  Over this season you are invited to reflect on the words of our hymn, “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” as we strive to bring God’s love into the world.
Love divine, all loves excelling joy of heaven, to earth come down;
Fix in us thy humble dwelling; all thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.
 
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