Welcome to Family Faith Formation at Acton Congregational Church
The purpose of this website is to help the families of Acton Congregational Church stay connected to our Sunday morning children's program and special activities, and to provide you with interactive resources for your family to engage in at home. Now you can be forming the faith of your children not only by bringing them to church on Sunday morning, but also in ways that fit your family's schedule and meet your family's needs. It is a joy to walk beside your family as together we pass along the faith to the next generation. Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.....Deuteronomy 11:18-20
Family Faith Formation @ Home God-filled activities for September
Prayer: Encourage one another to pray regularly, even when it's hard to think of what you want to say or you can't remember who needs your prayers. Learn to look at your hand to help you recall at least five prayer petitions or intentions. Learn about Faith: Going off to Preschool or Kindergarten or First Grade for the first time is an exciting milestone for children and their families. As children prepare to venture out from home and begin a new routine at school, they'll hear Jesus' promise to be with them always. Together, the family will create a visual reminder of Jesus' great love for children. Ritual and Tradition: Getting out the door to make it to worship on time can be a trying experience for parents and children. Create a preparation ritual to help your family get ready to worship at your church, whether on Sunday morning, Saturday night, or during the week. Caring Conversation: This activity will help you share faith as a family, listen well to one another, and create a holy space at home where all are heard, valued, and treated as a child of God. With food and caring conversation your children will begin to see that faith is something shared well beyond the church walls and Sunday morning. Faith is practiced and shared daily, especially at home! Learn about the Bible: In the Bible, Noah and his family and many animals were on a boat for a long time while God was making the world new. When Noah finally stepped off of that boat, he built an altar to say "thank you" to God. In this activity, you'll hear Noah's story, and learn how to make a simple altar in your home. Serve Others: There are so many in our country and around the world who are effected by natural disasters. Consider supporting those affected by the most recent hurricanes by putting together a Church World Service kit. Acton Congregational is a drop off location for bucket kits and school supplies through the end of October. Items must be exactly as described on the lists.
September Sunday School 9:15 AM Children begin in worship followed by Sunday School
SEPTEMBER / NOAH: God made a covenant with Noah and his descendants that the world would never again be destroyed by flood. The sign of this covenant is the rainbow. We are called to remember this story and be made aware that, as descendants of Noah, we are bound by this same covenant. We are a Covenant people.
God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” Genesis 9:12-13
THIS SUNDAY, September 24, the Safe Church Committee is conducting a Fire Drill with full participation from the Acton Fire Department. The ENTIRE congregation must evacuate the building. Under no circumstances should parents go looking for their children. You will meet them in Hartman Hall as per usual when the ALL CLEAR has been given by the Fire Department. Click here for detailed Fire Drill instructions.
Communion Instruction will be held this Sunday, September 24, for parents and children in grades 2 and above. This informal and interactive class will help children understand the meaning of this sacrament and the way in which we practice it here at ACC. The session will be held from 10:30-11AM in the Youth Room. The children will be joining their families for the Communion service on the first Sunday of every month beginning October 1.
A Worship and Sacraments Workshop for 1st graders and their parents will be held on Friday afternoon September 29 4:30 - 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary. During the workshop children will practice worship skills and learn about the communion service in preparation for World Communion Sunday on October 1.
Congratulations to our 2nd graders who received their own copy of the New Adventure Bible on September 17. For resources and games to learn about the Bible, go to the 2nd Grade Bibles page.
For more information about Children's Ministry at Acton Congregational Church, contact Merrill Noble @ email@example.com or 978-263-2728 ext. 112
To register your children for Sunday School in 2017-18, click here.