YOUTH & FAMILY MINISTRIES

Sunday, May 7 – Confirmation Sunday.  A special service honoring our confirmands will be followed by a light luncheon in the fellowship hall.
Sunday, June 4 – Children’s Sunday followed by the All Church Picnic.  Please join us for a special service put on by the children of the church.  Our annual All Church Picnic will follow the service.  Please bring a side dish to share.

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Jean Baxter as our permanent Christian Education Director.  Jean comes to us with years of experience in Christian Education, especially Congregational Christian Ed, as well as Girl Scouts, the Five College Dance Department, and arts education.  We are so happy to have Jean on board and look forward to working with her.

Family Iceskating Event
Join us on March 12 for the free skate at the UMass Mullins Center from 2:30-4:30pm.  Join us for snacks and a good time! 

During Sunday school we will continue our Finding Jesus theme and learn about starfish, jellyfish, and sea turtles.

 

Youth News

CONFIRMATION Sessions

Starting in January, four monthly confirmation sessions will be held after worship. These three-hour sessions will include lunch and snacks. This is a time when the confirmands get to dig deep and explore together their faith, beliefs, questions, doubts, and values. Each confirmand will also partner with a mentor to work together and organize one group trip to another faith tradition and one group small service project. The confirmationservice will held on Sunday, May 7. The monthly session dates are yet to be determined.

If you would like to participate in confirmation this year or would like more details, please call or text Rev. Christina at 978-821- 3149 or email her at pastorchristina2846@gmail.com. For those considering confirmationthis year and have not been baptized, reach out to Rev. Christina to arrange a time for your baptism.

Quarters for our Heifer International Ark!

The quarter collection tube was emptied and blessed by the children last Sunday to support our ark. $140 was added to the growing collection that supports our Heifer International Ark.  Since September, we have raised 20% of the $5000 needed to buy a Heiffer Ark!  We encourage you to keep donating your quarters and/or making your own personal contribution.  Checks can be made payable to Heifer International and processed through First Congregational Churchof Hadley in order to be credited towards our Ark. Thank you for your generosity!

For more information about Heifer International:  http://www.heifer.org