Back to Sunday School and Church Rally
Amanda Pierce, left, a member of the youth group at Providence United Methodist Church in Spanish Fort, practices her face-painting skills with the help of 5-year-old Anna Claire Kinsey.
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Posted by: Chuck Dean on Mon, Sep 8, 2008
Face painting, a dunking booth and plenty of food and fellowship are part of Providence United Methodist Church's annual Back to Sunday School and Church Rally on Sunday, Sept. 14.
Providence UMC Invites All to
'Back to Sunday School and Church Rally'
SPANISH FORT, Ala. – Face painting, a dunking booth and plenty of food and fellowship are part of Providence United Methodist Church's annual Back to Sunday School and Church Rally on Sunday, Sept. 14.
"The entire community is invited to join us for a day of worship, fellowship and fun. This event launches our new fall programming and a community-wide invitation to attend Sunday School and worship," said Becky Wolf, chairman of Christian education at Providence UMC.
The day begins with Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10.a.m., followed by children's activities and a meal on the church grounds at 9543 Stagecoach Road in Spanish Fort. For more information, call the church office at 626-2510 or visit the website at www.providencemethodist.org.
A variety of Sunday School classes are offered, including a Senior Adult Class on the book of John led by pastor Bob Sweet, Wolf said. An adult class open to all ages is studying the epistles of Paul. A young adult class for persons in their 20s ad 30s will begin a new study on "The Domino Effect: Falling Forward into the Story of Good and Evil."
Classes are offered for youth and children of all ages. A nursery is provided at Providence UMC, which has met the requirements to be designated "A Church for All God's Children."
"Sunday School attendance is considered an important part of the Christian life," Wolf said. "There is a sense of belonging in a small group setting such as Sunday School. The members share thoughts about faith and also questions and doubts. The class prays together for each other and others. An atmosphere of trust exists where the members feel comfortable talking about their successes and failures.
"This small group setting provides an opportunity for real Christian growth in a supportive and caring atmosphere," Wolf added.
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