Sunday School Second Half Wrap Up

Hard to believe we are winding down the 2016/2017 Sunday School year.  We kicked off the second half of the year introducing several new iniatives, activities and an outreach opportunity.

In January, we began our High School Guest Speaker program.  We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to this program.  Topics have been quite diverse ranging from volunteer opportunites,  batteling illnesses,  stress management and more.  Attendance has flourished in our High School class with some Sunday’s at standing room only!

In February, our kids participated in a Youth Fellowship on Miracles.  Lori Bathurst and Dana Szilier led the group in an interactive discussion followed by two activites.

In March, we introduced the Sunday Paper.  This weekly periodical is sent home with the students each Sunday offering lectionary based stories and activites–a great complient to our Buzz curriclum.

April has been quite busy as well!  Many generous parishoners donated snacks to help us prepare Snack Bags for the Angels of God Snack Bag program.  This program provides snacks to less fortunate youth in the Gloucester County area.  On Palm Sunday, the kids decorated brown paper lunch bags and filled them to the brim with lots of yummy, healthy snacks!  Bags were then donated to Angels of God in Pitman.  During the Youth Fellowship, the students also took part in a Palm Sunday story and craft–certainly a busy day for our kids!

Following our Easter Sunday service, the kids were treated to an Egg Hunt hosted by our Youth Group.  The children eagerly anticpate this annual tradition and love searching for eggs filled with treasures and treats.

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This coming Sunday starts the final teaching term for the 2016/2017 school year.  The last day of Sunday School will be May 7th.  We will be continuing with Buzz curriculum as well as the Sunday Paper for the 2017/2018 school year.  As always we welcome and appreciate your comments, thoughts and feedback!