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Christian Education - News and Notes

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A great big thank youThank you to our Peacemakers workshop leaders: Megan Chan, Janice DiTullio, and Hannah Holman. A continued thank you to our elementary shepherds for all their hard work each week.


Mission Project
April begins a new Mission Project for the Elementary Students. We will once again be collecting objects to create Jared Boxes. "The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. […]A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals. Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of children in the hospital. " Children are asked to bring in any items they would like to add to the Jared Boxes. Once all of the items have been collected, we will compile the boxes and deliver them to area hospitals. Please see the Education Bulletin Board for a list of suggested items to add the to the boxes.

Graduating?
Are you or someone you know graduating from High School or College this spring! Please email Amanda Payette at missbell328@gmail.com if you know of anyone who will be graduating. Please include the school they will be graduating from. If it is a high school student, please include their high school as well as their plans after graduation (college, military, job etc.) and if they are graduating from college, please include their major. We will be celebrating our graduates on June 10.

Vacation Bible School
The kids of Wilmington are once again invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Abundant Life church. To be held the week of July 9-13, 9:00 am—NOON kids age 4 - 5th grade may participate in the Shipwrecked Themed program and Youth grades 6 and older may help as group leaders or assist in many other ways. Registration forms are on our Church Web page and also on a display in our church Narthex (That is the entrance area outside the sanctuary). All kids are welcome but you need to respond soon as space is limited. Registration fee is due upon re

If you are interested and able to assist in furnishing the material needed for this exciting program donations of checks or cash can be forwarded through the WUMC Education office.

Please return registration and T-Shirt orders to Abundant Life Church 173 Church Street Wilmington, MA 01887 978658-8584 Direct any questions to VBSweek@gmail.com Cost is $35 per child, $75 per family maximum. T-shirts are $8.00 each and orders must be returned to Abundant life with check made payable to Abundant Life.


Sunday School Mission REUSE-a-Shoe
Recycle: Turn your old shoes into something new. Nike Reuse-a-Shoe takes all brands of sneakers that are beyond "gently worn" and turns them into a recycled product known as Nike Grind, which is used to make tracks, indoor basketball courts, fields, and playgrounds.
Bring your old ,worn, and unwearable athletic shoes to the Lower Lobby and they will be turned into playground surfaces. Shoes in still wearable condition will be distributed to local and international organizations for people who need them.

Small Group Study Opportunities for Adults

Lectionary Bible Study One of the best ways to prepare your hearts for Sunday morning worship and to get the most out of the sermon is to join us in our lectionary Bible study. Each week we study the Scripture passage that we will be using on the following Sunday. Each lesson stands alone so even if you can’t make every week, you can still be a part of the class. This class meets on Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30.

Divorce Care
Open to any person who is or has experienced Divorce. A video based discussion/support group has forms and meets weekly. Please share this with anyone you know who may benefit from this program. Contact Pastor Kim for information and to register.

Active Parenting of Teens
Program in session now Wednesdays 6:30 pm. Please contact the Church office to register for this program. Active Parenting of Teens: Help moms and dads learn how to be a better parent to teenagers and 'tweens

ACTIVE PARENTING NOW
Helps parents of children ages 5 to 12 raise responsible, cooperative children who can resist negative peer pressure and thrive.

1-2-3-4 Parents
Parenting very young children is hard. 1-2-3-4 Parents is a videobased program that will help parents of children 1-4 learn the skills that will help them teach their children to communicate the basis of a healthy and confident life.
Contact the Church office for details

Events at Rolling Ridge Conference Center, North Andover
Rolling Ridge offers a wonderful selection of one-day spiritual retreats focusing on the mind, body and soul. To register for any of these events please see the website at www.rollingridge.org