West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, June 23, 2017

Christian Education

Coming Soon!
Potluck Supper and Outdoor Movie Night
On May 6th the Christian Education committee invites everyone to a potluck dinner and movie under the stars. The potluck dinner will be at 6pm with the outdoor movie starting at 7:30pm. As always popcorn and other concessions will be for sale during the movie! We ask everyone to bring blankets and lawn chairs for the movie which will be set up in the back yard (weather permitting). We hope you will come enjoy a night with your church family to find out how a Demigod and a girl help to make things right in Ancient Polynesia!

Intergenerational Worship and Mission
On Sunday May 28th, we will have an intergenerational service at 9:30am focusing on how to be Jesus’ witnesses in the world. Following the service will be an opportunity to engage in a fundraising walk for Catie’s Closet, a local ministry that provides clothing and toiletries to low income students in Greater Lowell.

What’s happening in SS?
Sunday School curriculum
For the last few weeks of the program year, the younger elementary class will be continuing their lectionary based curriculum. The older elementary class will be spending some time learning about prayer and exploring the Lord’s Prayer. The junior high and high school classes will be returning to their Living in Christ curriculum.

Worshipping Together on Pentecost
On June 4th, children are encouraged to celebrate Pentecost by worshipping with their families at 9:30am. During the service our confirmands will confirm their faith and become official members of our church. Worshipping regularly is an important part of the Christian education program and we hope that all of the generations will take advantage of an opportunity to learn from each other a new way to worship God.
Connecting with Christ
As the world continues to be a violent place and natural disasters continue to displace thousands of our fellow human beings each year, it is hard to see how Christ is present in our world. Below are some ways we can connect with Christ so that we feel his presence in the midst of the chaos.
 After hearing or seeing a news report about violence, say a prayer to ask God for how you can respond.
 Consider serving the victims of the earthquakes by making school and layette kits for UMCOR.
 Counteract all of the focus on what makes us different from each other, by taking some time to study and meditate on Jesus’ teaching to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-40
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 hjohns24@csc.com
978-320-4090 978-251-8587

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