Restarting Sunday School - March 7th 2021
Dear Church Family,
It has been a long time coming, but we are finally ready to come back to Sunday School!
It will look a bit different, but these will be temporary beginning steps as we move toward opening
up more fully our ministries here at Macedonia Baptist.
Sunday School will begin on March 7th. The time will be from 10:10am – 10:50am,
between our two worship services. Here is what it will look like:
First, our children’s and youth Sunday School classes will be meeting in their normal classrooms, while encouraging safe environments as best as we can with our children. Nursery – 12th grade classes will meet in their respective rooms as they did before. Masks are encouraged as per our current guidelines, but we understand that at times there will need to be breaks and that for our very little ones it may be difficult to keep them, so we won’t require masks for them to attend. We feel as though if our children and youth are able to be in classes at school, we can certainly have them in Sunday School. Please make a decision that best fits your family. Our teachers are ready and willing to teach our youth and children and we look forward to getting them back into classes, hearing the Word of God!
Second, we will not have our normal Sunday School classes just yet for adults, but instead, we will have one large adult class in the Fellowship Hall. Seats will be spread out like they were when we did worship services there last year before we moved into the sanctuary. At this moment, our classroom spaces make it impossible for us to keep social distancing guidelines. This is a starting point to get back to being part of Sunday School, and as time goes on with more vaccinations being distributed, we will update Sunday School policies and begin coming back to our regular classes in the future. Our current health guidelines we use for worship will be used for this Sunday School time in the Fellowship Hall. Your teachers will be based on a rotation schedule.
Lastly, your Sunday School books for the quarter are available on the table, located in the hallway by the water fountain in the education building (beside the nursery). Don’t let the books go to waste! Please come and grab those before or after services, and if you are not able to make in-person services, please come by and pick them up during office hours or call the office if you need someone to drop yours off at your home. We would be happy to assist you in that.
Though it's not just like it was before the COVID pandemic, it is a start and we are excited to start offering Sunday School again here at MBC. Anytime we can gather and learn from God’s Word is a special time where God can do great things as He speaks to us through His holy Word.
Pastor Chris Gravning and Sunday School Director Matthew Simons