Brenda at Garden of Learning has issued a Gratitude Challenge for the month of November. The challenge is simple, write about what you are grateful for each day.
Today is Day 7 and I am thankful for Sunday School. Now if you know me, you’ll know that is a 180 degree turn from where I was at just 18 months ago. I do still believe that parents are responsible for passing their faith to the children. But I’ve also come to view the church as a community; as being truly the body of Christ.
Sunday School (or Church School as some call it) is a community effort of passing on the faith to the children. It’s not that I “pass the buck” and shed my responsibility more that I join with others to share the burden. Sunday School doesn’t replace parental responsibility; it joins the parents to the community building the Body of Christ. am grateful for those who have walked the path longer than I have who are willing to come alongside and share this task.
Today I am especially thankful for assistant teachers! I agreed to teach the Preschool class this morning and though I was prepared, I was late. Rushing into the room, I found the Mrs. S with the boys gathered around her, reviewing the previous week’s material. She had laid out the carpet squares for the boys to sit on and opened in prayer.
I’m also thankful for teenagers. My teenagers to be exact. I needed help getting the boys over to the church after Sunday School and my 13 year old and 15 year old were in the right place at the right time.
One more Sunday School related thank you: thank you to whomever it was that invented cellophane tape. Taping strips of paper to make a rainbow frame is much easier than trying to glue strips of paper to make a project especially with boys!