United Methodist Church of Livonia, NY

Sunday School - Why It Is So Important

This Sunday October 3, 2021 marks the launch of Sunday school with a new and exciting curriculum (Grow Kids)  and fresh energy.  After 19 months it is time to once again take up our baptismal vows to nurture children in their faith, teaching them to accept God’s grace, to profess their faith, and to lead a Christian life.  This responsibility rests on all of us, not just those who lead or teach Sunday school.

Parents, I know life can be hectic, and it can be a struggle just to make it to the worship service, let alone think about getting your children to Sunday school. However, it’s great to have the support of the church as you teach your children about God and faith. Below, are a few reasons why Sunday school is important.

1. Learn About God
When your loved ones go to Sunday school, they will find the age-appropriate Bible teaching their young minds are so eager to absorb. Their teachers shape the lessons to meet the comprehension level and interest of any age. Teachers incorporate fun activities, like crafts and skits, into the lesson so your children will be able to remember them.

2.  Parents you are not alone
Parenting is tough, but when you have Sunday school teachers working to mentor your children, they can provide another source of guidance. The church is a community where everyone helps their neighbors. When you take your children to Sunday school, you will find teachers who are committed to teaching the faith, and wanting to be in partnership with you.

3. Make Friends
If you want your children to make more friends, Sunday school is a great place to find them. As they learn and play together on Sunday mornings, they will be able to form healthy friendships with children whose parents have the same priorities as you.

4. Form Good Habits
If you start consistently taking your children to church when they’re young, they will forever learn the good habits of church attendance. For the rest of their lives, they’ll benefit from the knowledge they gained in Sunday school.

5. Have Fun
Don’t forget the importance of play and fun. With great teachers, great activities, and friends they enjoy, your little ones will love going to Sunday school every week. This is a great way to show your kids learning about God can be really cool.

Learn more about UMCL Student Ministry and Sunday Morning Programs.
Pastor Hoyt