May 2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:31 AM by Henry McTague

We welcomed Easter morning with the sun rising over the empty cross together in praise of new life. We are blessed to live in a part of the world that demonstrates birth of new life so vividly bursting from the stark contrast of our long New Hampshire winter. I have learned to truly appreciate this transition between seasons as a reminder of God’s work in our lives. While it is frequently not on our terms, God always comes through with his glorious plans. Buds blooming and peepers crying out are excellent reminders of God’s promises.

After several busy CE events on an early Sunday morning, one of our Sunday school 
teachers remarked that our classes may be small due to changing spring schedules as we made our way to the sanctuary for worship. We both wearily sighed thinking our busy morning of setting up classes would likely touch only a handful of students. Minutes later I was surrounded by a crowd of eager students helping to reenact the creation story. The teachers and I laughed as we paraded back to busy classrooms with the renewing energy of over a dozen kids who were eager to share their ideas about how they will take care of the world God shares with us. God continues to breathe life into our CE programs with the unexpected surprises that are part of the natural joy of working and learning with our young people.

Our summer mission trip with Workcamp NE is fast approaching, and thanks to you, we are nearing our fundraising goal. This month we will plan to reward the youth group’s hard work with some events that will just give them a chance to simply have fun together. We are planning a special field trip and a barbecue gathering (dates to be announced) where we can get our new youth group t-shirts personalized with our own tie-dying. Soon our white t-shirts will be much more colorful! Remember that you can support us by sporting your own navy blue youth group shirt by purchasing one from us ($12 each, or 2 for $20). The Youth Group would love to see you wearing them around the community to remind them how many church family members are behind them.

It’s hard to believe that summer is only a couple of months away. We have made an exciting change to our very popular Secret Pal program for the summer of 2015.  To make two-way communication between our new church pals less complicated, we are transitioning it to the Lee Church Summer Pal Program. Both participants will know their summer pal’s name and address, so they can correspond freely throughout the summer months. The program will culminate with a special Summer Pal social in the early fall. Sign-up will take place in May for all church members who are interested in this exciting new opportunity. We hope members of our congregation will enjoy this new twist on a favorite Lee Church tradition.

Many blessings,

Jill Paré

Director of Christian Education