Foundations in Christian Formation
News and Activities
August 27, 2021
Sunday School Staff Orientation: Thursday, September 9th from 6-8PM! The orientation for all Sunday school lead and assistant teachers takes place on Thursday September 9 from 6:00-8:00 PM in Shaw Chapel. The session includes planning with teammates. It is vital that all Sunday School teaching staff attend this meeting. If you absolutely cannot attend this meeting, be sure to contact LeeAnne to let her know.. We look forward to seeing you!
RALLY SUNDAY 2021 – We Are Family – Growing Together in Christ: Christian Formation enthusiastically opens its classrooms and nursery anew. We are excited to make new memories and celebrate our history together as we reunite. Sunday schools begins again on Rally Sunday, September 12. Children ages 3 through Grade 12 are invited to attend worship at 10AM in the sanctuary with their parents. The nursery opens for infants, toddlers and two-year-olds at 9:45 and is available throughout the worship service. Following the re-covenanting ceremony, children 3 years old through 8th grade and teachers will leave for their classes.
Rally Day Cookout: Sunday, September 12: We are Family and everyone is invited to the table to join in the fun at the annual Rally Day cookout after the 10 AM service on Sunday September 12th. The Christian Formation Board will provide hot dogs, burgers, veggie burgers, side dishes and beverages. Please do not bring a dish to share. Stewardship generously gifts us with an ice cream truck for dessert. Choose your favorite flavor.
Rally day is a homecoming for all of our educational programming child through adult, boards, youth groups and choirs begin anew and kick off the program year. The cookout is a chance to connect with old friends and make new friends as we grow together in Christ. We are Family!
Make A Difference (MAD) Grades 7&8
Sunday school for grades 7-8 is planned as a pre-confirmation experience, providing a format to discuss and act upon lessons learned in Sunday School as well as time to prepare for the intensive confirmation class.
- MAD meets during the regular Sunday school time each Sunday, except the first Sunday of the month when they remain in church for communion.
MAD focuses on mission and service to others, with intentional reflection on Christian service. Activities include apple picking, projects for the Front Door Agency and the Nashua Soup Kitchen. Students gather in Room 9 following the Children’s Day Message.
On October 24th, the MAD service group will pack and mail Halloween care packages to all young people who have gone away to college, the Armed Forces, an International Exchange program or work. We minister to those who need Tender Loving Care TLC.
MAD APPLE PICKING at Brookdale Farm! We will be picking apples at the orchard Sunday September 19th at Brookdale Farm from 11:30AM to 3:30 PM.
Confirmation is a one-year program for those in grades 9 or above who wish to explore their faith and learn more about the Bible, the Church, and the Christian faith. The 2021-2022 Confirmation year begins with Orientation on September 2nd.
Confirmation Orientation, Dining Room (parents, mentors, confirmands) September 2, 6:00-8:00pm
Water Walk with mentors on Saturday, September 18, 8:30am-12:00pm at Greeley Park.
Confirmand Group Building Statement of Faith-September 19th 11:30AM -1PM
Confirmation Retreat is October 1-3 at Horton Center 2021. Both classes of Confirmands and mentors from 2021 and 2022 please register today for this invaluable experience. Contact LeeAnne with Questions.