Sunday School 2018
Fifteen students attended Sunday School regularly during 2018 (about 10 more attended at least once). We met together for breakfast, sharing & prayer time, crafts, and special occasions, and divided into three classes for lessons taught by Nancy Upham, Meg Sawyer, and Joanie McDonald. Joanie faithfully drove the van almost every Sunday, to enable most of our students to get there.
We’re extremely grateful for our many volunteers in addition to those mentioned above:
- LouAnn Rivera (breakfast, attendance & secretarial)
- Carol Shook (music)
- Christine Knutson-Ward, Jacqui Metcalf, Angela Thibodeau, and Becky Lord (substitutes & help as needed)
- Andrea Louder & her mom Christine (extra supervision & help with activities)
- Tony and Maria D’Amato (van riders)
- Don Ross and Rudy Shook (substitute van drivers)
- Leticia vanVuuren (occasional help with music)
- Wayne Sawyer (opening prayer & help with special events)
Some of the highlights for 2018 were:
Mission Sunday with speaker Patti Long from Mexico
“Bible Bucks” days, in which the students selected either a small gift for themselves or holiday gifts for family members
Christmas celebration, with something special for each student provided by members of the congregation
Our final Sunday in June, in which the students participated in the worship service with songs, Bible verses, and a skit about the life and death of Jesus
A trip to the Children’s Museum in Rockland, with a pizza lunch
Monthly birthday celebrations for students and volunteers
Joanie organized several youth group outings for the pre-teen/teen group.
We had a fun, slightly cold, time in December at “Lights Aglow” at the Boothbay Botanical Gardens, followed by supper at Subway in Damariscotta.
Adult Sunday School
Many thanks to Jeff Morse for leading the adult Sunday School class. We encourage all adults who’d like a deeper understanding of the Bible and its application to life to attend the class.
To sum up Sunday School in one paragraph: Biblical truths and our relationship to God through Jesus Christ are our #1 priority in Sunday School, but connecting with the students and showing God’s love are a huge priority as well. One of our students asked Joanie, “Do you get paid for this?” (he was assuming that she did). Joanie answered “No, I do this because I love you and it’s so important that you respond to God’s message and walk with Jesus throughout your life.”
Thanks again to all who participate or support us in other ways.
Submitted by Meg Sawyer