Sunday School resumed on September 11th, 2011. We currently have 10 children registered for Sunday School plus a number of visitors who join the children from time to time. Our roster of teachers and helpers include Maggie MacDonald, Rebecca Atkinson, Kasandra Sampson, Betty Ash along with parents Ian and Kelli Stewart who help out when we are short handed. Ted Stebbing continues to be a support in many ways including helping the children to set up and take down the tent etc.!
As the stories were explored the children were given the opportunity to consider the many ways in which God’s word is revealed to us.
In our first month of Sunday School the children have been exploring the stories of Moses. We began by discussing the context of the People of Israel who were enslaved under the rule of the Egyptian Pharaoh at the time of Moses’ birth. We examined the heroic actions of the midwives, who defied the Pharaoh’s directives to kill all baby boys at birth, as well as the courage of the mother and sister of Moses who were determined to save him by hiding him among the bulrushes. The rescue of Moses by the daughter of the Pharaoh became part of God’s plan to ensure that the rescue of the Israelites would ultimately happen.
As the stories were explored the children were given the opportunity to consider the many ways in which God’s word is revealed to us. They were able to think about the ways in which God provides us with the support and skills that we need to do his work. They reflected upon the complexities and dilemmas that we face as we try to understand the roles that we are being called upon to fill.
We hope to conclude this study with a special book project.
During our Sunday School we create time to sing together, to pray together, to worship together. We reflect upon the gifts that God has bestowed upon us and think about issues of social justice that come to our attention. The Sunday School curriculum flows from the lectionary that is used during the church services as well as from themes that emerge from our discussions with the children.