Zion Blue Mountain UCC honors Sunday School for 275th Anniversary Celebration

Submitted photo Zion Blue Mountain UCC members honor Sunday School.

The 275th Anniversary Committee honored and remembered the Sunday School of their church with a special service on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Zion Blue Mountain UCC. A historical presentation was presented by Committee member Gail Hamm highlighting some of the oldest records dating back to 1912 and the highest attendance for a single Sunday in the year 1958 of 285 persons attending Sunday School that day. The current Sunday School children performed two songs during the service “Deep and Wide” and “I am a C.” The children then helped count out a member's birthday with pennies for the Birthday cake and everyone joined in by singing Happy Birthday to Zion's. Everyone in attendance was asked to stand and see how long they attended Sunday School. The last member standing started Sunday School in 1931. The choir led by director Shirley Breininger then performed a medley of Sunday School favorites and asked the congregation to join in when they remembered them. All Teachers, Teacher Helpers, Officers and Christian Education Committee members who ever served at Zion's and who were in attendance,were asked to come forward. They were presented certificates and book marks made by the children as a thank you for their years of dedicated service. Pastor Stephen Ericson then dedicated all the Sunday School “staff.” The program was closed with a Poem found in a Sunday School minute book about attending Sunday School or being bad! After the service everyone was invited to the Parlor for a luncheon and fellowship.