West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Christian Education

Christian Education News
Coming Soon!
Children’s Musical
We have decided to change the children’s musical this year to “Plane Ol’ Mission Trip” which is the story of a group of kids who find out you can do God’s work anywhere, even an airport! We will tell the story of Esther in next year’s musical. Rehearsals will start on March 4th and will probably alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. If your youth/child is interested in auditioning for a speaking role or solo, please let Sarah Laflamme know as soon as possible.
Easter Egg Hunt
On Easter morning we have several opportunities to celebrate Easter including our annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year it will follow the Easter breakfast, taking place from 8:30am to 9:00am on April 1st! The Christian Education Committee invites all children 3 years old through 5th grade to participate in our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The children’s choir and youth choir will join a brass quintet to lead the worship service at 9:30am following the Easter Egg Hunt. The 9:30am and 11:15am service will be planned intentionally to engage worshippers of all ages.

What’s happening in SS?
Worship on March 25th
The Sunday school program will stay in the worship service for the whole hour on March 25th so that everyone can enjoy the presentation of the Palm Sunday cantata by the senior choir. Coloring/activity books that fit the stories told in the cantata will be given out to the children who attend the service.

Connecting with Christ

Spiritual Discipline – Fasting The spiritual discipline of fasting can be an opportunity for spiritual growth. At the heart of fasting as a spiritual discipline is the need to remove the things that distract us and pull us away from God. For many people, including me, food is one of those distractions, so I invite you to join me in a series of fast during the Lenten season. Each week we will start fasting following dinner on Thursday night and break our fast with dinner on Friday night. The final fast will be broken with a special Good Friday meatless dinner at 6:30pm on March 30th (to which the whole church community is invited). For those participating, information will be provided about fasting practices and encouragements given out during our fasting days. In addition, there are adaptions to fasting that can be made if you have special health requirements or if children/youth want to participate. Please contact me if you would like to join me in this fasting spiritual discipline! -
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