“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them!
For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children” Luke 18:16
The Zonal Sunday School is divided into North Centre and South Centre. We work in collaboration with the Sunday School Samajam and is governed by the Zonal Sunday School Committee under the leadership of the Zonal Sunday School President Rev. Aji John. The Zonal Sunday School also works closely with the North American Diocesan Sunday School.
|President/Vicar||Rev. Aji John (Tabore Mar Thoma Church)|
|Zonal Secretary||Mr Siju George (Tabore Mar Thoma Church)|
|Zonal Treasurer||Mrs Sherine George (St James Mar Thoma Church)|
|Zonal Coordinator||Mr Moby Mathew (Carmel Mar Thoma Church)|
|North Centre Representative||Mrs Jinu Varghese (Hermon Mar Thoma Church)|
|South Centre Representative||Mrs Jeny Joy (Sinai Mar Thoma Church)|
Zonal Sunday School Annual General Body Meeting
There was one Annual General Body Meeting of the Zonal Sunday School held last year. The General Body consists of Head Teachers and Teachers of all the Sunday schools (Churches and Congregations) within the zone. The North and South Regional Representatives and Zonal Committee members are elected from the General Body.
Churches & Congregations
We have 11 parishes and 6 congregations participating in the Sunday school, with over 750 children and 200 teachers.
Teachers are the lifeblood of our Sunday schools. We are indebted and grateful to all our wonderful teachers and volunteers who offer their time, talents, and love selflessly to our children, church and its ministry each and every week. We continue to be amazed and humbled by the dedication, enthusiasm and love that each teacher brings to our Sunday Schools.
The Sunday Schools in this Zone follows the same curriculum as in the Diocese of North America & Europe. Classes are conducted from Nursery to Young Adults. We use “The Mar Thoma Church Our Foundation and Vision” to teach church history to our children. The Zonal Sunday School prints and distributes the text books to all our Parishes and Congregations.
The VBS curriculum followed is the Kerala United VBS from the Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam. There is a one day VBS leaders’ orientation programme organized annually at Zonal level to equip and train our leaders to conduct the VBS at Church & Congregation level.
The Zonal examination are conducted on the first Sunday of July and students from Nursery through to 10th Grade participate in the examination. Plaques and certificates were awarded to those students who attain 90% or above grades in this examination.
World Sunday School Day
In order to commemorate and celebrate the world Sunday School day, the Zonal Sunday School organizes a joint celebratory event for Sunday school children and teachers. This is an annual celebratory event that is looked forward to by every Sunday school child and teacher. The event consists of singing, theme based retreat and presentations from all of our Sunday schools. Achievement awards were distributed to the students who scored A+ and A in the zonal exams, in this event. Of course, there is treats through out the day. The travel together in a bus to attend the event is also great fun.
It’s a wonderful privilege to share God’s Word and His plan for our lives with the next generation. May the Lord continue to bless us and make us instruments for His glory.