West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Christian Education News
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
In addition to our four worship services on Easter Sunday, all children ages 3 years old to 5th grade are invited to participate in our Easter Egg Hunt following the 8 o’clock service. Children will be given a collection bag and a special Easter gift. Hopefully our mild winter weather will continue and the Easter egg hunt will be held on the front lawn.
What’s happening in SS?
SS Volunteer Appreciation
During the month of February we will be showing our appreciation to the volunteers that keep our Sunday school program running. Please encourage the kids to say “thank you” to the adults in their Sunday school class. Also, if you remember a favorite Sunday school teacher from when you were young, we encourage you to take some time to remember them and give thanks for their presence in your life.
Worshiping in the Sanctuary
On February 14th we will all worship together in the sanctuary. During the service we will show our appreciation for the Sunday school volunteers and have a special children’s message for the start of the season of Lent. We will also worship together in the sanctuary on March 6th. It will be a communion service and the children/youth are encouraged to receive communion with their families. Please speak with Sarah if you would like information on how to talk with your child about communion.
Unit 5: A Way through Lent
The 5th Unit in our Sunday school curriculum takes us through the season of Lent. Lent has been described as a symbolic re-tracing of Christ’s journey to the cross. On that walk he endured betrayal and rejection. In our times, the lonely, hungry, and persecuted still walk Christ’s journey. Lent is also about a way of living that we choose in response to the pain and suffering in our world. Lent is about the way of radical servanthood – of living out the values of Christian discipleship in a world that often places wealth and power above human needs and dignity.
Connecting with Christ
One way of connecting with Christ is using a daily devotional. The coming season of Lent is an especially good time to add a daily devotional to your daily routine. Thanks to the Evangelism Committee, here at WCUMC we have a special opportunity to share in our Lenten daily devotional together. We hope that you carve out some time in your schedules to strengthen your relationships with God and encourage you to share your devotional experiences with each other.
If you have any questions or comments about our Christian Education Program please contact:
Sarah Laflamme Harry Johnson
Christian Education Director Chairperson, CE Committee