of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
of today are the citizens of tomorrow. The best investment any
parent can make is to ensure that their children learn the word of
God right from their childhood. The objective of our Sunday School is to get every child
for Christ and true to its motto, the number of children attending
the Sunday School has gone up year after year. The Sunday school
session for the academic year commences in the month of
January / February.
Sunday school is held in the Church before start of worship
service on every Sunday. This
arrangement enabled the children to attend the entire Holy
Students : Nearly
175 children attend the Sunday school regularly. It is
commendable to note that the Parish Executive Committee is
continuing the facility of providing transport arrangement for the
benefit of the children from far away places. Unfortunately, we
are not able to bring all eligible children of our church to
attend the Sunday school. We still need to implement a mass
campaign to encourage every child of the parish to study the word
of our lord.
God's grace The Jerusalem Mar Thoma Church Sunday School, has over twenty dedicated teachers who are visionaries and are doing
their very best for the spiritual growth of the children. We
should find few more teachers so that teachers can provide
individual attention to the students. In order to achieve this
goal each teacher should bring one more teacher so that we will
have sufficient number of teachers.
: The Sunday school classes start in January / February. We continue the tradition of starting the
classes after a round of chorus singing and worship.
(Click to see the
Sunday School Lesson Chart)
test : Unit test is held in August/September every year.
Questions are prepared from the first fifteen lessons. The
students participate in unit test and utilize it as a model for
the annual examination.
Examination : Annual Examination is conducted as per the
schedule given by the Sunday School Samajam, Tiruvalla. The
overall performance of the students in the examination has been
below their capacity. So we urge the parents to give special
attention in learning Sunday school lessons especially in beginner
and primary classes. Main
events of the year
Competitions: Annual Competitions are held during September. The various class wise
Bible Reading (For Juniors, Intermediates
Singing (Beginner, Primary, Juniors, Intermediates, and
Memory Verse (Beginner, Primary, Jun.,Inter.& Sen.)
Story Telling (Beginners, Primary and Juniors)
Elocution (For Juniors,
Intermediates & Seniors)
Bible Quiz (Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors)
Essay Writing (For Juniors, Intermediates & Seniors)
Students Camp : Our students and teachers actively participate and benefit from the Delhi
Centre Sunday School Students Camp organized at St. John’s
School every year.
Delhi Centre Sunday School Annual Competitions
competitions of the Delhi Centre are held on 2nd October every year. Our children have
been actively participating in the Competitions and winning prizes.
For first time in the history of the Parish, in 2010, we won
the overall runner up trophy also.
Program : On Christmas Eve, various Christmas programs
are presented by the children along with the Carol Service.
The teachers with the cooperation of several parents were
successful in exploring and bringing out the talents of the
children. The children enchant the gathering with their songs,
dances and skits. The children also had a sumptuous Christmas
Vacation Bible School (VBS) : Vacation Bible School is conducted
during last week of December. The respective prayer groups
took great efforts to make transport arrangement for bringing
the children and dropping them back to home which really goes
into making the VBS an event of
participation. The Transport Committee and Food Committee worked, under the leadership of the General convener of VBS.
though VBS is one of the main activities of the Sunday school, the
Parish as a whole render all financial and organizational
support. All the expenses of the VBS is borne by the Parish.
Annual Day: The Annual day for the academic year is
celebrated every year. The Chief Guest is invariably an
eminent person from children's ministry. Children who excel in examinations and
various competitions are given prizes. Children
and teachers made the occasion colourful by their songs and
various other programmes. The
program always ended with a small snacks party for all
Activities for the teachers
Teachers Retreat: Sunday
School organizes a retreat exclusively for Sunday School Teachers
every year at our Church with an eminent speaker for the day. It has been a wonderful
experience that further strengthen our relationship with God and
each other. Teachers actively participate in the retreat.
Meetings: For effective coordination among various Sunday
schools, our office bearers regularly participate in meetings
organized by the Delhi Centre Sunday School at Marthoma Center and
Retreat : For better training and spiritual nourishment,
our teachers participate in the retreats organized by
Delhi Centre Sunday School.
Participation in church activities
The Sunday school children actively participate
in the Independence Day celebrations, World Sunday School Day,
Parish Day celebrations and other activities of the church.
Every third Sunday, Sunday school children take the initiative in collecting
church offertory and reading the bible portions.