You might be wondering what kind of children's program exists at the River Road Gospel Hall. This short write-up will hopefully answer your questions.
Our Sunday School starts with a time of singing in a group with all of the children in the main auditorium for around 15 minutes. We then break out into four classes for a 40-45min lesson and activity time. In the summer, the three oldest classes have an "open Sunday School" in our basement where they usually take up a theme. For example, in 2010 we're taking up the days of Elijah and Elisha.
The classes are split into the following age groups:
- Pre-school to Kindergarten
- Grades 1-4
- Grades 5-8
Each class is taught by a teacher who has a care and concern for each of their students. If a child does not have a Bible then we will provide one for free. In fact, our entire Sunday School program is free and we do not solicit any "collection" from any child.
We encourage children to memorize verses from the Bible each week because the most important “lesson” a child can learn is what God says in His word.
There is an annual Sunday School Treat where the children recite verses in front of an audience, followed by a special speaker, supper, and of course, receiving their prizes. In the early summer, we have a Sunday School Picnic at a park. Parents, guardians and friends are encouraged to attend these functions.
Children earn points through:
- Participation/good behaviour
- Bringing their Bible
- Reciting their weekly verse(s)
- Bringing a friend
If you have any questions whatsoever, please call 613-831-5063 and ask for Nick or Ann. Your can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to observe how our Sunday School is run, then by all means drop by, we would be happy to see you and answer any questions that you may have.