West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Christian Education

 Coming Soon!
All-church Picnic – June 3rd
Come share in an afternoon of fellowship with your church family! The service will be a special communion service and children and youth are encouraged to attend the worship service with their families. Following the service we will start with some large group games for all ages, and then we will feast on hamburger, hot dogs, and barbecue chicken provided by the Christian Education Committee. We ask everyone to bring a side dish to share!

Summer Fellowship Event
We are planning a church fellowship event this summer at the Lowell Spinners game on Saturday, July 7th! The game starts at 5:35pm. Please note, this is a Saturday night game, not Sunday night like we have done in previous years. Please contact Sarah Laflamme by Sunday, June 17th if you would like to attend!
Church Camping Trip This year our church camping trip will be August 3rd - 5th. There are a group of sites booked for our church at Owl’s Landing Campground in Holderness, NH. It is about a one and a half hour drive from the church and about 30 minutes from the Soulfest Christian Music Festival taking place over the weekend at Gunstock Mountain Resort. If you have not spoken to Sarah Laflamme about participating in the trip this year, please contact her by Sunday June 3rd.

What is happening in SS?
Looking Ahead to Next Year
Have you been thinking about spending some time with the children and youth of our church? Would you like to support the Sunday school program, but are not sure how? There are many different ways you can help including spending a few minutes before the Sunday school hour with the younger kids as they gather. Contact Sarah to talk about how you can serve!

Connecting with Christ
Fasting as a Means of Grace
During Lent this spring a small group of church members participated in a 24 hour fast each Thursday/Friday. As part of the fast the group read an article about fasting that included a few reasons why Christians should participate in fasting.
1. Jesus did it and taught his disciples to do the same.
2. Fasting reminds us of our dependence upon God and his grace.
3. Fasting brings you into solidarity with the poor.
4. Fasting is a time for prayer.

If you would like more information about the spiritual discipline of fasting
please contact Sarah Laflamme.

Sarah Laflamme Harry Johnson
Christian Education Director     Chairperson, CE Committee
Christian-ed@wcumc.us     johnson3rd@verizon.net
978-320-4090      978-251-8587