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First United Methodist Church Christian Education Dept. will be adding a twist to it’s elementary Sunday School program this school year. Still using the United Methodist Deep Blue curriculum, FUMC will be using the workshop rotation Sunday School model where Bible stories and spiritual truths are reinforced by using all the senses. The basic idea is that the Sunday School will focus for several weeks on a single Biblical story. There are a number of lab-style workshops such as missions, science, storytelling/drama, art and audio/visual, where students will rotate each week from workshop to workshop. Rather than the same old boring Sunday School, children will have more fun while learning more and retaining more about the Bible. The school year will be divided into five week sessions so teachers can volunteer for a five week period for any of the workshops. Rather than teaching something different every week, teachers will be teaching their same part for five weeks. They don’t rotate; only the students. Teachers will have the chance to improve each of the five weeks of the unit. Rev. Sherry Brady, Megan Robbins and Michelle Schreur are excited about this program, and want potential teachers/volunteers to have a chance to look at the first unit materials which have been downloaded for everyone to see. There will be a Sunday School teacher/volunteer meeting on Thursday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the Friendship room. This is an opportunity for anyone interested in teaching/volunteering to see how the rotation will work and ask questions. We want you to feel free to come with as many questions as possible. We will have lesson plans available so teachers/volunteers will have two weeks to look over the material and be prepared for our Sunday School kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 9th @ 9:15 a.m. Please feel free to contact Rev. Sherry or Michelle if you have any questions before August 30th.