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 November
Prayer: Thanksgiving is a time to think about those closest to us. Create Prayer Sticks - a popsicle stick with picture of family member or friend. Each day have child (or you) draw a name and you both pray for that person. Learn about Faith: Read this Six Things we Learn From The Pilgrims and discuss the concepts with your children. Ritual and Tradition: Consider creating a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. Click here for some new ideas. Caring Conversation: Decorate a box for your Thanksgiving table (or any day, really) and fill it with messages of gratitude to be read aloud as you gather for your holiday meal. Learn about the Bible: Read the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den (Daniel 6) to learn how Daniel remained faithful to God. Serve Others: Learn about hunger right in our own backyard by visiting the Acton Food Pantry website. Bring a bag of groceries to church on November 19.
2nd Grade Bible Sunday September 17, 2017
1st Grade Communion October 1, 2017
8th Grade Confirmation Blessing October 15, 2017
November Sunday School 9:15 AM Children begin in worship followed by Sunday School
NOVEMBER / TEN COMMANDMENTS: God’s grace toward humankind is regularly confirmed, affirmed and tested within the covenant relationships that God creates. First with Noah, then with Abraham, the covenant is a one-sided promise that God will be present in the lives of those people and their descendants. With the newly-freed people of Israel as they wander in the desert, God opens the relationship into a two-way street where humankind is expected to respond to God and each other in specific ways. The 10 Commandments Exodus 20-3-17
Christmas Pageant All children in preschool - 8th grade may participate. The pageant will be held on December 17 during the 9:15 worship service. Roles will be assigned and scripts e-mailed the week after Thanksgiving. For more information, the rehearsal schedule and to sign up for a role, click here.
Advent Candles, Carols and Crockpots of Soup! Celebrate the beginning of the Advent season at an all-church event on Sunday, December 3, 4:30—6:30 PM. Bring a pot of soup and some cookies to share, make an Advent wreath, and learn ways your family can celebrate the season of Advent at home. Space is limited. A fee of $10 per family is requested to cover materials. To REGISTER, clickhere. To VOLUNTEER, click here.
To register your children for Sunday School in 2017-18, click here.