West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Christian Education

Coming Soon!
Children’s Room at the Holiday Fair
Our annual holiday fair is on December 2nd 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 January 6th, the official day of Epiphany! Please stay tuned for more information!

What’s happening in SS?
The Sunday School classes continue to explore scripture readings from the lectionary schedule which is often the text that Rev. Mack explores in his sermon. However, there are some Sundays when the children and youth explore the Old Testament reading from the worship service. We hope that having the scripture readings from the worship service match the readings that the children and youth are exploring will encourage families to talk about what they learned at home.

Worshiping in the Sanctuary
On November 5th we will have one service at 10:00am for Consecration Sunday and the children, youth, and volunteers will be worshipping for the whole hour in the sanctuary. The service on November 5th has been planned intentionally to be intergenerational and include parts of the services to engage all of the ages worshipping in the sanctuary. As has been the case on previous Sundays, there will be a special bulletin available for children so that they can participate in all of the parts of the service. In addition, the children’s and youth choirs will be leading worship.

Connecting with Christ
Waiting and Worshiping 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 3rd 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?

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
978-320-4090      978-251-8587