By Westley Conn
Spring Term has been an exciting time for the Church School for Children. We began with a family Valentine’s Day party, which included decorating sugar cookies and, with the creative assistance of Ann Lawson, we were able to make one-of-a-kind cards for our Valentines. This was a wonderful welcome-back from our long winter break.
During Lent the children learned about ways people participate in this Christian season — abstention from deserts and technology were the most common personal choices among the children. However, the Church School opted to collect school supplies for Cradles to Crayons, rather than give up a habit or snack. We concluded Lent with our annual children’s message on Palm Sunday. This year the children helped to retell the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, but needed to solicit help from the congregation and choir to produce resounding shouts of “Hosanna!” and the emphatic bray of the donkey. Nevertheless, the children did not require assistance in proclaiming the joy of Easter Sunday as they gathered over 800 Easter eggs from Tercentenary Theatre.
A tremendous “thank you” goes to the Church School teachers for their talent and dedication. Their tireless efforts are what help to make the Church School an amazing part of the MemChurch community. And, it is because of their fabulous work that MemChurch is able to offer its first confirmation class for young people, starting next year. As the Church School continues to flourish, I am forever grateful to be a part of this wonderful community. I look forward to what great things are next.