Foundations in Christian Formation
News and Activities
September 10, 2021
A few words on Safety for Our Times
Please be assured that rooms are meticulously cleaned and classroom assignments made to meet or exceed CDC guidelines. Air purifiers are in each classroom and two in the nursery. Masks are required by all during Sunday School and by nursery volunteers. Please let your children know that they can help by wearing their masks and doing their best to allow 3 feet of distance between themselves and others. There are disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer available for use in classrooms.
Sunday School Staff Orientation News! During worship in Shaw Chapel last night Christian Formation volunteers shared their name, gifts from God they plan to give as well as those they hope to receive in our vital ministry at First Church. Each added their thread to our bowl of blessings. Many thanks to Joseph for being inspired to join us with the hymn Shall We Gather at the River. The teens requested a youth group folks! We rally, we worship, we plan and we pray. Hands to work and hearts to God. Thanks to each of you for your help and prayers. God Bless.
RALLY DAY 2021 Sunday, September 12th. 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. All parents are asked to meet their children at their classrooms after the service.
Rally Day Cookout
We are Family! 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. Side dishes provided. Please do not bring a dish to share. Stewardship generously gifts us with an ice cream truck for dessert. Choose your favorite flavor! The Christian Formation Board will provide and serve hot dogs, burgers (meat and vegie), beverages, chips, fruit and vegie cups in individual servings.
Rally day is a homecoming for all of our educational programming child through adult. Our First Church of Nashua boards, youth groups and choirs begin anew and kick off our program year. The barbecue is a chance to connect with old friends and make new friends as we grow together in Christ. We are Family!
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 focused on mission and service to other, 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.
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.
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.
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.