|Sunday School Teachers' Appreciation,
Have you said,
"Thank you!" to your Sunday School workers lately? Consider a Sunday night
dessert fellowship for your teachers and workers. A church in Apex,
North Carolina shares this idea.
Provide favorite desserts. Make the program
brief. Provide a treat bag for each worker containing items that
illustrate your appreciation for your Sunday School team. The poem below was
taped to a 5" x 11" blue cello bag, the bag filled with favors illustrating
key words in the poem, and the bag was tied at the top with red, white and
blue curly ribbon (Summer Olympics this year!) The bags were
placed down the center of the tables to add to the decorations and festive
atmosphere. Theme for the event was, "Connecting - Jesus - Others
----- (possible poem attached to treat
|| The brief
program for the Teacher-Worker dessert fellowship might include:
|Pastor, staff ministers, and general officers as
greeters at the doors as workers arrive.|
|Enjoy an assortment of pies, cakes and pastries.|
|Welcome and remarks of appreciation by the Sunday
|Minister of Education/staff minister reads appreciation
poem and elaborates as appropriate.|
|Church Outreach Director distributes appreciation
certificates and/or makes special recognitions (a teacher with many years
of service; classes with outstanding outreach efforts, etc).|
|Pastor's closing remarks and prayer.|
You are a
team of champions (stars)! There’s no doubt this is true. You’re
connecting with a heart for God; It shows in what you do.
You are a
magnetic team; There’s no doubt this is true. You’re working EXTRA
hard, And we are EXTRA proud of you!
become fishers of men; There’s no doubt this is true. Punching holes
in darkness, making light; Yes, you’re a wonderful crew.
you are life savers; There’s no doubt this is true. You’re the best
in the Milky Way; Your dedication to Bible teaching is the clue.
your preparation each week as champions; There’s no doubt this is true.
You’re connecting with a heart for God; It shows in what you do!
-Poem by Jo Ellen Stewart
Items for the treat bag may include:
|Star candy or "gold-wrapped" chocolate medals.|
|Large paper clips or other "connectors."|
|A clip with a refrigerator magnet attached to the back.
Strips of magnetic tape can be cut into 1/2 inch pieces.
|A pack of EXTRA chewing gum.|
|A small zip-lock bag with 25-30 "fish" crackers.|
|A votive candle and small pack of matches.|
|A Milky Way candy bar.|
|A small pack of Lifesavers or several individually
|A ball point pen.|
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