West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Christian Education News

Christian Education News

Coming Soon!
Children’s Room at the Holiday Fair
Our annual holiday fair is on December 7th this year from 9am – 3pm. The Christian Education Committee will be sponsoring the Children’s Room again this year. We will have crafts and other activities available for children to work on while parents shop/volunteer at the fair. If you are volunteering at the fair and expect that your child will be in the Children’s Room for a long period of time, please let Sarah Laflamme know so that arrangements can be made to have the additional activities ready.
Save the Date!
Our very popular Epiphany Winter Festival will be on Sunday, January 5th following the church service! Please stay tuned for more information!
What’s happening in SS?
Curriculum
The two younger elementary and the junior high Sunday school classes (PS through 4th grade) continue to explore scripture readings from the lectionary schedule which is often the text that Rev. Mack is exploring in his sermon. However, there are some Sundays when the children explore the Old Testament reading from the worship service. The high school class typically engages with the Living in Christ (LinC) curriculum which brings their Christian faith in conversation with current events.

Attendance at Special Worship Services
There are two special worship services in December and the Sunday School program will stay in the worship service for the whole hour. One is the first Sunday in Advent on December 1st. We will be “hanging the greens” or in other words decorating the church for the Advent and Christmas season. There will be several parts for everyone to actively participate in this exciting event in the church. The youth and children’s choir will be leading the music on that Sunday. The second special service is on December 22nd when the senior choir will present the Christmas Cantata. There will be an activity book based on the theme of the Cantata available for the children who attend church that day.
Connecting with Christ
Waiting and Worshipping in Advent
Spiritual growth can happen through many different activities/events. We sometimes forget that regular corporate worship (worshipping with other members of the Christian Faith) can often be a catalyst for significant spiritual growth. This is especially the case during special times of the church year like Advent. Advent starts on December 1st and is a time of waiting and preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth on Christmas. Worshipping every week during Advent is a special opportunity to fully experience the joy of Christmas. Will you take the opportunity to connect with Christ during this Advent season by attending corporate worship for all four weeks?
Christian Education News
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
978-761-1507 978-251-8587