Foundations in Christian Formation
News and Activities
September 17, 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.
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 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 Lull Farm.
MAD: Makes Apple Crisp on Saturday, September 25th 10-1PM in the dining room.
APPLE CRISP SALES: Sunday, September 25th, MAD sells apple crisp following each worship service. Proceeds support End68 and the Dominican Republic Mission Trip!
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.
Water Walk with mentors on Saturday, September 18, 8:30am-12:00pm at Greeley Park.
Confirmation Meeting: Sunday, September 19th at 11:30AM
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 are invited to attend. Please register today for this invaluable experience.
COLLEGE & COLLEGE GRADUATES Addresses! The Christian Formation Board likes to keep in touch with First Church young people who have gone away to college or are newly independent in the Armed Service, an International Exchange Program or other work. Please call the church office or email [email protected] with your children’s current address.
On October 24, 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. Please send addresses by October 17. Thank
MISSION TRIP 2022: Dominican Republic Mission Trip – There will be an informational meeting today at 11:30 AM in room 15 for those interested in the February 2022 mission trip. The trip is scheduled for February 26 through March 6. Adults and youth (16 unaccompanied or 15 accompanied by parent/guardian) are invited to share their talents to meet many needs of Haitian and Dominican poor centered in La Romana. Whatever skill you bring will be put to use. Contact Rev. Andy with your questions and visit https://centralmalaromana.org/ to learn more and view pictures of previous missions.