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Thomaston, Connecticut  06787
TNSS History
Why Sunday School on Tuesday Night ? 
 
Several years ago we started an experiment.  Our Sunday School was dwindling in size and enthusiasm.  Teachers were tired and hard to find.  Parents sometimes were forced to make a decision whether to bring their child to Sunday School or to worship because spending the whole morning at church was tough.
 
 After a long time discussing the dilemma a planning team realized a few important things:

First, what’s most important among us is worship on Sunday morning.  Nothing should get in the way of the Body of Christ gathering to hear the Word and celebrate the Sacraments.

Second, parents promise to bring their children to the services of God’s house when the children are baptized and the congregation needs to do all it can to encourage and support families in that process.

Third, the only way children will learn the liturgy, learn to pray, learn to sing, learn to listen, is by watching faithful parents and mentors do it on Sunday.

Fourth, we discovered how important being together was at social events like our annual picnic and pot-luck suppers.

So, we decided to try having Sunday School on Tuesday evenings  beginning with a simple meal, continuing with a lesson for all ages in the same room learning together, concluding with songs and prayers and a blessing passed from one person to the next when we form our concluding circle.
 
It’s been working.