West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, August 26, 2016
Christian Education News
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Potluck Supper and Outdoor Movie Night
On May 14th 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 and lovable characters like Lucy and Charlie Brown!

Save the date!
Our Children’s Sunday worship service will take place on June 12th and will include a children’s musical called “Through the Roof.” Following the service will be our annual church picnic!

What’s happening in SS?

Worshiping Together on Pentecost
On May 15th, children are encouraged to celebrate Pentecost by worshiping with their families at either service. Worshiping 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.

Intergenerational Worship and Mission
On Sunday May 29th, we will have an intergenerational opportunity to engage in John Wesley’s Means of Grace. Wesley believed that God’s grace is unearned and should be experienced through means of grace divided into works of piety and works of mercy. We will first participate in one of the works of piety by having communal worship at 9:30am. Then following the service we will participate in works of mercy by addressing the needs of the poor through a variety of mission projects.

Connecting with Christ
A year ago there was a violent earthquake in Nepal, and now we see reports of earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan. In addition, there is violence occurring all over our world. Just as it was last May, 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

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
603-888-1003 978-251-8587


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