AUG 21, MIRI – Grace Methodist Church (GMC) at Mciti Square this morning celebrated its first Sunday School Sunday with almost 130 congregational members and newcomers in attendance.
The present 3rd Worship Service of GMC was first launched on March 6 this year at Jalan Airport.
Sunday School volunteer-teacher Jennifer Fam welcomed and extended her deep appreciation to everyone. “We only had 12 children during the inception of our Sunday School five months ago. We thank God that the enrollment has steadily increased to more than 30 students now,” she announced, visibly elated.
She also said that the teachers and helpers have also been impacted when they learned the Bible with the children. Fam continued to encourage the children to develop Christian values as they grow up by quoting from Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
GMC Sunday School Superintendent Vivien Lim spurred the parents to share spiritual time with their children. “Be a role model. Spend an hour every week with your kids to ensure that they will have a relationship with God, “ advised Lim.
Experienced Sunday School ex-teacher Drina Ling commented that the Sunday School is a good place to mold God-fearing kids.”I strongly recommend all parents to enroll their kids in Sunday School. It is indeed a blessing to have these teachers and helpers to teach our children to love God; a big thank you to you!” said the mother of two young children.
First time visitor Amy Lee was impressed by the children’s presentations. “I noticed the kids were happily active and independent; I will certainly consider sending my girl here,” added Lee.
Other highlights of today’s event included a video clip of the Sunday School’s activities and two presentations from the children.
Guided by Romans 8:28, the sermon “In all things God works for the good” was preached by GMC Associate Lay Leader Yung Teck Chung, who is also a Lay Preacher-in-training.
Refreshments were served during fellowship after the service.
The time for the Sunday Worship Service in English at Mciti Square, Jalan Airport is from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Concurrently, Sunday School classes are available to children ages 7 – 12 years.
For more information, kindly contact the church office at tel 085-662660.
by James TC Wong
(This story was first published at gmc.org.my on Aug 21.)