Stewardship Moment - December, 2015
The term “Sunday School” brings a different memory to us according to our age and childhood experiences. For many of us we remember the songs, Bible verses and flannel board lessons with Biblical characters that told us the beloved stories. Sunday school like all the aspects of the modern church has evolved with time.
In December, our youngest members (2 years to 2nd grade) will return to Rotational Sunday School where they experience such things as cooking, crafts, art, drama, and a movie, to deepen their appreciation of various themes of scripture. Our Spark Class (3-5th grade) is always looking for new ways to grow in their faith as they gather items for the homeless (October), help in worship leadership (November), and serve in the garden (summer). Confirmation and Youth Sunday school classes go deeper in study of scripture, the Lutheran faith, and faith in daily life as our youth grow in relationships with one another.
Calvary’s adult education curriculum encourages growth in four areas: understanding our faith better, bringing faith into daily living, passing on the faith, and growth in service. Scared Rhythms, which begins in January, will offer the privilege of exploring ways to live your life as God created you to live it. In January, we will offer a repeat of some of Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” during Sunday School. So, if you have been through the class before, or want to try it out for the first time, January will afford you that opportunity. The sowing the seeds of faith section of our weekly Rejoice gives a current overview of some of the offerings for the Sunday school hour each week.
In order to be completely informed about what happens at Calvary on Sunday mornings between 10:00 and 10:45, please contact Teresa Bove, who will help you navigate all the choices available to you and your family. We are very thankful for Teresa and all the volunteers who give of their time and talent to make Sunday school possible at Calvary. We all strive to be lifelong learners and in this hectic life taking time to learn about our faith, our church, and interacting with others who are on the same journey will lend support as well as bringing us together as the Calvary Family.
Sunday school may look different, but it is still very relevant to our spiritual life in 2016.