West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, May 26, 2017

Christian Education News

Christian Education News

Coming Soon!
Winter Epiphany Festival and Potluck Dinner
Mark your calendars for January 7th when we will celebrate the winter season and the start of Epiphany. Starting at 4:00pm we will have some outside activities including snowmen building, sledding (snow permitting) and time by the fire! Then we will move indoors for some Epiphany activities and a potluck dinner. 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.

Special Service on March 12th
Mark your calendars for March 12th! We will have a special service led by the children and youth of our church! There will be just one service at 9:30am that Sunday and we will have a special coffee hour after the service celebrating the children and youth. Part of the service will include an intergenerational musical called “Nic at Night.” It is the story of Nicodemus visiting Jesus at night and how
Nicodemus was changed by the visit. We hope everyone will join us for worship on this special day!
What’s happening in SS?
Preparation for Special Service
During Sunday School in January and February, the children and youth will be exploring the story of Nicodemus and his nighttime visit to Jesus in preparation for leading worship on March 12th. Children and youth are invited to choose how they would like to participate in the service either as part of the musical with a speaking/singing role or as part of the preparation team helping with costumes or planning the other parts of the service. Please let Sarah Laflamme know how your child would like to participate as soon as possible!

Worshiping in the Sanctuary
On January 22nd we will be worshiping all together in the sanctuary. We will be engaging with the scripture story of Jesus calling his disciples. Children and youth have an opportunity to participate in worship so please let Sarah Laflamme know if your child would like to participate by reading scripture, leading the call to worship, or collecting the offering.

Connecting with Christ
The Christmas Invitation to Love
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.

Visit us with thy salvation; enter every trembling heart.Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns:

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