BLAST Parent Newsletter
Upcoming Schedule

January 18 - 2 - 4pm, Food for the Soul 

January 19 - 9:00 am, BLAST Children's Choir
                     9:15 - 10:15 - BLAST

Here is the calendar for the year

Here is the list of children's mission events for the year

Mark your calendars!
The 3rd-5th grade sleepover will be February 28-29
Family Camp will be June 19-21
Food for the Soul
January 18, 2-4 pm
This is one of my favorite mission events! We get together and make meals for people in our congregation who need some extra love and then we split up into groups to deliver the meals. The kids love surprising the recipients and the recipients really appreciate the surprise! If you are unable to come help us make the meals you can still participate by donating ingredients! Sign up to donate ingredients here:

Let Michelle know if you will be coming to cook and deliver the meals.
DivorceCare for Kids
Every Thursday starting January 23, 6:30 - 8 pm

I'm so excited to offer this new ministry! We're doing this in partnership with First Congregational Church and North Lake United Methodist Church, and it will be hosted at Chelsea First UMC. DivorceCare for Kids is a fun, faith based program for children whose parents are separated or divorced. At this weekly group kids meet other kids who understand what it's like when parents get divorced. It is open to children ages 5-12, registration costs $20 and scholarships are available. To register or for more information call LeAnn Seto at (734) 475 - 1844) 

Todd Jones, the pastor at North Lake UMC will lead DivorceCare, a support group for adults going through a divorce. It will be held at the same time as DivorceCare for Kids, and will also be at Chelsea First UMC. To register for this group or for more information, call Pastor Todd Jones at (734) 475 - 7569.

If you know anyone (adult or child) who might benefit from these ministries please let them know about it! 
Chelsea First United Methodist Church Camp
June 19-21
Save the date for the Chelsea UMC Family Camping Trip.  This year we are changing locations to Greenwood Acres Family Campground in Jackson, Michigan. 

"Greenwood Acres is Jackson County’s largest Family Campground on 300 acres nestled in a wooded setting featuring a mile of frontage on Goose Lake.  Relax at our sandy beach or enjoy fishing on the lake. Our lots all have water and electric. We also have pull thru sites to welcome RV travelers. We have a dump station, modern bathrooms, WIFI, laundry facility, propane, wood, a store, a café, a recreation center, and pavilions and are pet friendly. You can enjoy an Olympic size swimming pool, free 9-hole golf course, mini-golf, vintage carousel, playgrounds, jumping pillow, shuffleboard, tennis, basketball courts, horseshoes; even a retired military tank to explore. Enjoy themed weekends, dances, bands, planned activities including arts and crafts for children. This campground offers something for everybody regardless of age or ability. "

We have booked multiple site together in a group. The camping trip is scheduled for June 19 – 21 and the cost is $40 per night. Please email Rev. Rodney at, or Michelle King at, or contact the church office to reserve your spot.
Parenting Forward discussion group

Stay tuned for more information about this new parenting discussion group! Dates are being finalized and more information will be sent out next week. This group will meet once a month for four months. It will be on Sundays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, childcare and brunch will be provided! There will be a different topic each month about the intersection of progressive faith and parenting.