Earlier this year (2019) both Jo Donaldson our SS Superintendent and Paula Garden decided to give up the reins as the boys had ‘outgrown’ Sunday school.
However the Sunday School continues under a new leadership team. Justine Howie has agreed to lead the class and she will be assisted by Mhorag and Angeline as well as one of our Session Clerks, Helen Burr. This new Sunday School has Stiubhart’s support and their first meeting was held on Sunday 22 September
I hope that the children of the Sunday School and their parents will come to see this as their own part of the website and will contribute “stuff” – (any type of stuff – poems, stories, drawings, pictures etc) as time goes on. And the Kids Korner page will be re-vamped to feature more contributions and be a source of puzzles, quizzes and competitions etc.
Now that we are using ISSUU.com to provide a full colour version of the St Mark’s Messenger articles about the Sunday School can be read in the Messenger Pages or in the Archive . Links to Photographs will still be found here so check back from time to time.
In the Summer of 2017 the Sunday School, members, staff and leaders, discussed how they would wish to continue in the light of falling numbers and growing age of the participants. Cammy, Glen, Jamie and Matthew decided that they wanted to continue as part of St Mark’s but felt that the ‘Bible story’ approach no longer held interest for them. So, with the support of the Kirk Session it was agreed that the boys would meet on the first Sunday of each month and remain in the Sanctuary for the whole Service. On other Sundays they would meet away from the church to pursue other activities, eg cycling, games etc. Despite there being only four boys they were keen to carry on with traditional things, like the Christmas Nativity, so for 2017 they led a service of Nine Lessons and Carols.