Due to refurbishment in St. Mary’s there is currently no Sunday School. When the refurbishment is complete Sunday School will be replaced by Messy Church. Further information to follow.
If children wish to take part in the Christmas Eve Crib Service practices are currently taking place on a Thursday afternoon in Minera School at 3pm.
Sunday School meet in St. Mary’s Church straight after the main Church services.
Sunday School is held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10:40am. There will still be a family service on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:30 in St. Mary’s and 11:00 in St. Tudfil’s which will be followed by refreshments.
Parents of school age children are welcome to stay or to leave their children.
Parents of pre-school children are asked to remain in the building.
Here are some photos of previous Sunday School activities:
We are looking at Jesus teaching in the Gospels.
John 15:9-17 tells us about Jesus love for us and how we should bear fruit. We learnt about the fruit of the Spirit.
This Easter we have acted out the story of Holy Week. We had our feet washed and turned over the tables of the money lenders in the Temple. We pretended to cut off the ear of the Chief Priest’s slave with a sword. We also made edible Easter gardens.
Listening to God’s call
In 2015 we are looking at characters from the Old Testament. We started with Samuel who heard God calling him when he was asleep in bed. We got to use the microphone and call Samuel to wake him up. We have learnt about Abraham and Isaac, Moses, Joshua and acted out all the stories.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light
We looked at the prophecy of Isaiah about a child being given to us. We looked at all the names that Isaiah prophecied that Jesus would have. Then we made glow stick holders with shiny ribbons and all the names written onto streamers: Wonderful Counsellor, Might God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. We paraded around the church with our glowsticks shining, singing “We are marching in the light of God”.
Our God is a Great Big God
We learnt a song that our God is a great big God and he holds us in his hands. Then we drew pictures of ourselves to sit in God’s hands, and pictures to represent the rest of the song.
We decorated our board with flames and words from the Bible in different languages to represent the story of Pentecost.
Some of Jesus’ Parables
We acted out some of Jesus Parables.
Our favourite was the rich man getting into heaven is as hard as a camel going through the Eye of the Needle. The camel got his head through, but all his bags of things got stuck.
We had to find the lost sheep…
And the woman’s lost coin
We found out about all the religious people walking past the beaten up man until the Samaritan stopped to help him.
At the end we all got paid to tidy up the church. Some of us had to tidy up for all the day, some of us for half the day, and some of us for just a few minutes. We all got paid the same. The workers in the story thought that wasn’t fair.
Miracles in the Gospel of John
We acted out some of the miracles in John.
We started by having a little wedding party and found out that water from the washing jars was turned into wine.
There was a paralysed man waiting by the pool to get healed that Jesus made walk, and a blind man that Jesus healed by spitting in the dust and rubbing it on his eyes.
We found out about the feeding of the 5000 and then made a boat to sail across the lake. We saw Jesus walking on the water.
Jesus didn’t heal Lazarus in time and he died. Jesus brought him back to life.
Celebrating Easter: We made Easter scenes and decorated crosses
On Palm Sunday we joined in the procession into church with our palm crosses. One of our members represented the donkey.
We learnt about the Last Supper and some of us had our feet washed like the disciples.
We made bracelets to remind us of the events of Holy Week.
We have taken an early look at Palm Sunday so we will be ready when we join the Church procession in a few weeks. We did palm weaving and made stained glass windows.
Getting ready for Lent 2014 – we have started looking at Holy Week.
We have made Bible covers to keep our Bible stories and activities in. Here they are in progress.
For epiphany we got to eat gold chocolate coins, smell frankincense and myrrh and make kings crowns. We learnt what each of the different gifts stood for. Gold for a king, frankincense for a priest and myrrh to show that Jesus would die.
Our advent wreathe:
Decorating nativity biscuits with pictures of Mary, angels, shepherds and donkeys:
Advent family service – opening the advent calendar, we found out about who the Patriarchs were, and what the prophets said about Jesus.