12-16-18 - This Week in Sunday School
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT - LOVE
Sunday School was held for ALL students this week - Littles, Middles, and Youth
Before going downstairs for Sunday School, our students presided at the readings, prayers and lighting of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd candles in the Advent Wreath.
Theme for All Students - The 3rd Week in Advent - Love
Littles - We read the story of the birth of Jesus and the angels appearing to the shepherds to tell of this miraculous birth from our Spark Story Bible (Luke 2:1-20). We talked about the love God had for his people, sending his son to live with us and teach us. We talked about other people who love us.
Craft/Activity - Our Littles made a “stained glass” nativity ornament. Last week they brought home a little paper booklet with the story of Jesus’ birth. This week they are bringing home a booklet with the story of the angels and the shepherds in it.
Middles and Youth - We worked on practicing their poems and song for the Christmas Eve service. Then we had a discussion saying, if you take out completely the idea of the giving and receiving of gifts, what are the most meaningful traditions, activities, actions of the Christmas season. How do you experience love at Christmas time in ways that don’t involve gifts?
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We hold Sunday School every Sunday, Sept. through May, during the 10:00 Worship Service. Our program includes students of all ages, from Preschool through High School