It is now a year since the last Sunday School Report when the six teachers comprising Claire, Diane, Alison, Phyllis, Vivian and Rosemary were working together to develop the team approach which enabled them to move forward and ensure that the Sunday School continued to contribute to the life of the church:
- At Christmas last year the Sunday School children presented the Christmas Alphabet;
- At Easter they told the Easter Story in song to the tune of “Give me oil in my lamp” before completing the year with the annual Children’s Day presentation of books and a production of David and Goliath.
- In September the Church Family organised aday out at Carnfunnock Country Park. This was a great day and the weather was beautiful. Over 20 young people attended along with 30 adults. The young people took part in a Sponsored Scooterthon which resulted in £510 being raised for the Methodist Church Building Fund as well as buying 17 scholar packs with pens and paper and school stuff for Kids4school in Tanzania.
- The Sunday School now joins the congregation to celebrate Communion with members of their family
- At this time of year their thoughts turn to the Christmas story and how the Sunday School could contribute to this year’s Carol Service planned for 21 December.
To plan the Sunday School’s work the team meets together under John Bartnett’s leadership. Thanks to the gift of a computer from Peter Craig and the purchase of a data projector the Sunday School has moved confidently into the digital age. A DVD is now uses to explore Bible stories chronologically.
Each Sunday the young people are involved in a range of activities which have included painting, cutting out, colouring, puzzle solving and role plays. There is a great atmosphere when all the young people are busy e.g. colouring Joseph’s coat, making Jacob’s ladders or Poppies for Remembrance Sunday.
The Sunday School would like to thank all the children for coming every Sunday, to parents, grandparents, members of the congregation, to Rev Gary and the Church Council and also to Stanley C and Stanley Gilpin for their ongoing encouragement & support.