St Mark aces bible quiz

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THE CHURCH of St Mark Creighton, near Ir­ish Town in St Andrew, was awarded the Brother­hood of St Andrew Tro­phy, hav­ing emerged win­ners of the 2016 Bible Quiz of St Andrew Dean­ery Sun­day School Coun­cil. Since the five teams that en­tered were well versed on the study ma­te­rial, the quiz pro­vided en­joy­able com­pe­ti­tion and ca­ma­raderie for com­peti­tors and the au­di­ence alike.

The Dolly Miller Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for sec­ond place went to the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion, Duhaney Park, and the Rick Thomp­son Me­mo­rial Tro­phy for third place went to The Church of St Mary the Vir­gin on Molynes Road. St Mark also earned the Carmel Christie Me­mo­rial Shield for be­ing the most dis­ci­plined team. The other two teams that en­tered were St Andrew, Half-Way Tree and St Luke, Cross Roads.

The teams were quizzed on the books of First Sa­muel, chap­ters 16 – 21, which tells of the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween Saul, the king of Is­rael, and David, the son of Jesse; the Acts of the Apos­tles, chap­ter 16, which tells the story of the im­pris­on­ment of Paul and Si­las, and also on the chap­ters on ed­u­ca­tion from the Hand­book for Angli­cans.

Pres­i­dent of the Sun­day School Coun­cil, El­tega Camp­bell, said the over­all event was a success and the coun­cil was an­tic­i­pat­ing a big­ger and bet­ter com­pe­ti­tion in 2017. She thanked the Sun­day School teach­ers for sub­mit­ting ques­tions, pre­par­ing the chil­dren well, and for the gen­eral man­age­ment of the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties. She also thanked the head of the Chris­tian Ed­u­ca­tion and Youth De­part­ment of the Dio­cese of Ja­maica and the Cay­man Is­lands, Rev­erend Dou­glas Barnes, for giv­ing gen­eral over­sight and for pro­vid­ing the two judges and time­keeper.

In his re­marks to the teach­ers, Rev­erend Barnes urged all to make the nur­tur­ing of chil­dren the pri­or­ity ac­tiv­ity in Sun­day School. He re­minded all who were there that there are op­por­tu­ni­ties to make the work of the Sun­day School akin to mis­sion­ary work. He put the teach­ers on no­tice that their chil­dren could be called upon to par­tic­i­pate in in­ter­views and features on the dio­cese’s Sun­day af­ter­noon ra­dio pro­gramme ‘Think On These Things’, which is aired on RJR94FM at 5 p.m.

The St Andrew Dean­ery Sun­day School Coun­cil is the body that or­ga­nizes ac­tiv­i­ties for Sun­day Schools in the four cures in the parish. The next ac­tiv­ity will be the Bible Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion in Fe­bru­ary 2017.

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The cap­tains of the St Andrew Dean­ery Sun­day School quiz team, (from left) Theodore Rook­wood of St Mark; Craig Camp­bell of St Andrew; Ki­moy Grant of St Mary the Vir­gin; Candice Skeine of the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion; and Califfe Singh 11, St Luke, share a mo­ment with Rev­erend Dou­glas Barnes be­fore the start of the com­pe­ti­tion in which St Mark Creighton placed first.

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