SUNDAY SCHOOL IS NOW BACK IN PERSON AS WELL AS ONLINE
1) In-person Sunday School
Children should be dropped off at the Upper Hall next to the church (up the ramp and then stairs) at 10.50-11am and collected there after the service – they will not be going in to the church as a rule, only for special events such as: Harvest Thanksgiving on 10th October 21, and our Prizegiving on 24th October 21.
2) Online Sunday School
Our 'virtual' Sunday School meets on Zoom at 9am and is aimed at pre-school to P7 children.
There is a mix of music, puzzles/quizzes, games, crafts, 'circle time’, a prayer, and a Bible story, with different themes each week.
> The Miracles of Jesus
> The Greatest Story of All Time: The Birth of Jesus
> The Bible
> Daniel in the Lion's Den
> Bible Superheroes, including David and the Battle with Goliath
> Creation, Days 1 and 2
> Sports - Running the race for Jesus reflecting on how important decision making is in fitness and health
> What a friend we have in Jesus (Part 2) Reflecting on how important friendships are
> What a friend we have in Jesus Part 1): Craft Session (Making Friendship Bracelets)
> Bible Cities - reflecting on towns and cities that Jesus visited
> Being in God's Team - Following Jesus
> The Parable of the Good Samaritan
> Animals in the Bible - Daniel in the Lions Den
> Animals in the Bible - Jonah and the Whale
> The Ten Commandments, following and sticking to the rules and regulations in these strange times.
> The Parable of the Talents. Including had our own online Sunday School Talent Show - 'EKOPC's Got Talent!'
> The Lords Prayer - communication with God - and also how we communicate/keep in touch with each other in strange times.
> Jesus is the Light of the World
Getting ready to join in...
If you can find some paper, and colouring pens, pencils or crayons in the house, maybe some glue or Pritt Stick, or something relating to the advertised theme, you could have them handy for the craft activity.
Children's Art Group (Thursdays)
A note from Iain, our Children, Youth & Families Worker re the plan to establish an Art Group:
"As an example,three of the themes used for our virtual Sunday School sessions were Jesus Loves Me, My Family and For God So Loved the World. Contained within each session we have an art work slot which is an opportunity for the children and young people to draw their representation of the theme for that week.
I am constantly amazed, (but after almost a year of leading these sessions I shouldn’t be) of the quality, imagination, design and colourfulness of the artwork that the children and young people produce. On the 'Our Space' page (Click Here to go to 'Our Space') are examples of the art work created by the children and young people.
I hope you will agree with me in that we have a very talented group and their pictures are further enhanced by the fact they only have around 5 minutes to produce them, albeit they can work on them after the session before sending them to me for sharing with the group the following week.
Most of the artwork on show has been produced by Jessica, Charlotte, Hannah, Mia, Kaja, Max, Sophie, Millie, Lucy, Craig and Zoe. The age range of the children and young people is 5-13 years.
Based on the evidence of what has been achieved and delivered during our virtual Sunday School sessions, I believe we have the opportunity to create an art group for children, young people and families. (Editor: Check out below for more details as this belief became a reality in Summer 21).
If you feel you would like to get involved in helping at such a group please let me know – no great art qualifications are required, I am certainly no artist - all you need is a love of children, a patient, encouraging heart and to be able to give a couple of hours per week of your time."