Portland News

October 3, 2020

Sunday School Drive Through

When Sunday school let out at 10:25 a.m. on March 15, students and teachers said goodbye to each other expecting to come back together on March 22. No one imagined that more than six months later, meeting in-person for Sunday school would still be suspended indefinitely. And while it has been wonderful to see different students and teachers in the weekly Sunday school videos, nothing can replace seeing one another face-to-face! Thus, to kick off the start of a new Sunday school year, the Beginner, Primary, and Junior Departments scheduled a contact-free drive-through event for all of the Sunday school students and staff. For some, this was the first time to see each other since March 15!

The drive-through event started at the east parking lot entrance of the church, where Sunday school students’ families were first greeted by Sunday School Superintendent Clark Wolfe. As they drove around the church building, they passed by dozens of cheerful teachers holding colorful posters that let the kids know how much they’ve been missed. At designated areas, staff from each department handed out lesson books for the fall quarter, and boxed lunches were distributed at a station at the back of the church. At the final stop before exiting the parking lot, students could pick up a s’mores treat.

The event was a hit, with well over 150 students and staff participating. Most families drove slow enough to exchange a few words with teachers as they passed by, and the teachers seemed so happy that you could almost see their smiles through their face coverings! While we are grateful to have the weekly Sunday school videos and special events like this drive through, we hope and pray to resume meeting in person as soon as possible!

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Portland Sunday School Drive Through