West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Christian Education News

Christian Education News

Coming Soon!
Children’s Sunday Service
Several children/youth from our congregation are working hard to prepare the musical, Esther, for our Children’s Sunday service on March 17th. On March 10th, all of the Sunday school children and youth will be spending the whole hour of church time exploring the story of Esther, creating materials, and preparing for the service using a rotation curriculum including an art station and a storytelling station. Come worship on March 17th to support the children and youth of WCUMC!
What’s happening in SS?
Sunday School Curriculum
The Preschool through 7th grade Sunday school classes continue to work with curriculum that follows the lectionary which means that most of the time the scripture story being explored in the classrooms is the focus of Rev Mack’s sermon in the sanctuary. We hope that parents will take advantage of this connection and talk with their children about their exploration of that scripture on the ride home. The High School Sunday school class continues to primarily use a current events based curriculum that helps the youth to connect their faith with the world around them.
Children’s Worship Bulletins
There are many ways to welcome the children of our church to the worship services. One way is by providing a modified bulletin that makes it a little easier for children in 5th grade and younger to participate in the worship service. The modifications include pictorial cues to help the children know what is going on in the service, small check boxes that encourage the children to keep track of where we are in the service, and space for drawing/coloring which helps the kids to stay engaged.
Connecting with Christ
Daily Prayer
Rituals and habits drive our lives so how do we make space to connect with God in our daily routine. The United Methodist Church has developed over the years the idea to stop and pray during for times of the day: morning, noon, evening, and night. Many of us may struggle to find four times a day to stop and pray, but maybe you can choose one of those times. And remember praying comes in all different shapes and sizes. You can sing your prayers, paint your prayers, speak aloud your prayers, or hold them silently in your hearts. They are all ways that you can connect with Christ!
 
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