The Atonement Sunday School Program is bible based education for all ages. Lessons range from learning the books of the bible, parables, seasons of the church, and gospels.
Sunday School takes place during the regular service between the readings and offertory. Our goal is to make the lessons engaging to encouraging remembering the lesson taught. For example, during lent the class learned of the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us and we make clothespin crosses. During spring we learned the Lord’s prayer making colorful beaded bracelets to help memorize the prayer.
For a year we added a charm to a charm bracelet representing that weeks lesson. A bead that looked like the earth for the creation story. Four square beads to represent the tower of babel story. A tiny vial of salt to represent the story about Lot’s wife.
Learning is fun and educational. Join us.
We recently learned the Parable of the Sower
Jesus told us of a farmer who went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow, but when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants, so that they did not bear grain. However, other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.
To emphasize who we are in this parable, the class made trays with rock, shallow sand, and rich soil. And we sprinkled seeds to see where it would grow. I asked the children to consider when they hear the word of God, which were they. Are we not truly listening and others sway our beliefs? Are we shallow, selfish, angry and don’t listen at all? Or do we listen, pray and study and stay strong in the word of God.
It turned our beautifully.