As I write this article, we are getting ready for our Sunday School Year End Celebration. By the time you read this, our Year End SS Celebration will have passed. I am always sad to see SS end.
As I reflect on this past year, we experienced a lot of joy and a lot of accomplishments in Sunday School. We held Sunday School on those Sundays during school holiday weekends.
We instituted a Sunday School newsletter, which went up on the bulletin board in the narthex each week. Our newsletter highlighted our lesson for the day, reviewed the previous week’s lesson, and included our theme based joke. Q: What did the owl say about our newsletter? A: It was owwwwwwly fantastic! It also listed upcoming events such as the presentations by our oldest group.
Our 5th-6th-7th-and 8th graders made several presentations. If you missed “What Day Is It?” on Ascension Sunday, May 12-13, you missed a great opportunity! Thanks to so many of our congregation members who commented on their work. One person said, “It looked like they were enjoying themselves.” Another said, “I thought they all put their hearts into it.” Another said, “I understand Jesus’ Ascension better now than before. Somehow I missed that Jesus was with us for 40 days before going to heaven after the tomb. Who knew?”
The SS Team accepts kids with all their moods, anxieties, personalities, and their fun-loving ways. We embrace all of our children; we also embrace and love your child, too. We have opportunities to learn to accept others, and sometimes that just takes time. I respect our teachers’ efforts to make SS relevant and rewarding!
SS would not be possible without the efforts of many people. Whether we have 7, 15, or 25, it cannot be done with only 1, 2, or 3 people. When you see the SS Team, please offer a word of gratitude! They are busy people, but they put their time into SS and create an amazing experience for St. Paul’s children.
PreK – K:Elaine Jardine, Agnes Kimball, and Steve Louie
Grades 1-2:Jen McLaren, Laurie Maccri, and Nana-Sandy Sambucci
Grades 3-4:Marisa Bozarth and Robin Sperry
Grades 5-6-7-8:Trish Colbridge
Thank you for a special year of learning. I hope our kids will always “HOOT OWL” – Help Open Our Thinking Our Wise Lord! Praise God! We had a lot of praying, a lot of sharing, a lot of learning, and a lot of fun.