West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Friday, March 24, 2017

Christian Education

Coming Soon!
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.

Special Service Lead by our Children and Youth!
Mark your calendars for March 12th when the children and youth of our church will be leading worship! Almost two-thirds of our Sunday school program will be participating in a musical called “Nic at Night” which will be presented as the message for worship. A few others will be leading other parts of the worship service while others are playing behind the scenes roles like stage crew and artwork for the bulletin. Our schedule that morning will include just one service at 9:30am with a celebration coffee hour following the service. We hope that you will attend in support of our children and youth!

What’s happening in SS?
Worshiping in the Sanctuary
On February 19th the children and youth are invited to worship with their families at either the 9:30am or the 11:00am service. Both services will be intergenerational and engage worshippers of all ages! We will be exploring Jesus’ teaching on the Sermon on the Mount to love our enemies. We especially invite Sunday school volunteers to attend the service as we will have a special time of appreciation for their work with the children and youth.
Sunday School Curriculum
All of the Sunday school children and youth continue to explore the Nicodemus story for the month of February. Some have already played games and made art projects related to the story. Others have been practicing their lines and learning songs for the musical. The junior and senior high classes spent some time planning the March 12th service.
Connecting with Christ
Daily Prayer
Rituals and habits drive our lives so how do we make space to connect with God in our daily routine. The United Methodist Church has developed over the years the idea to stop and pray during for times of the day: morning, noon, evening, and night. Many of us may struggle to find four times a day to stop and pray, but maybe you can choose one of those times. And remember praying comes in all different shapes and sizes. You can sing your prayers, paint your prayers, speak aloud your prayers, or hold them silently in your hearts. They are all ways that you can connect with Christ!

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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