St Mark aces bible quiz
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.