SUNDAY SCHOOL

The reformers realized the importance of Bible Study, as essential for spiritual renewal and growth. The opening of the Sunday Schools thus became a natural development in the way of Christian nurture. The formal inauguration of the Sunday School Samajam comprising all the Sunday Schools, which had already been started in the parishes, took place at Maramon Convention in 1905. Mr. V P Mammen, (later Vicar General V P Mammen Kasseesa) was elected as the General Secretary. The growth and development of the Sunday School Samajam as one of the leading Christian Education organizations in India was the result of the extraordinary organizing ability of Rev. V P Mammen and his untiring efforts for 47 years. In those days of very limited travel facilities he visited churches in different places traveling in bullock carts and riding bicycles. He organized syllabuses for the different grades and published the lessons to be taught in various classes. A publication entitled “Sandarsini” began to be published in 1911 containing articles helpful to the pupils, teachers and parents and lesson notes for Sunday school teachers. Since 1952 textbooks are published for the various classes. From 1977 the Sunday School Samajam follows the curriculum of the Christian Education Council of India.

Our Parish Sunday School began in 1965. The Sunday School year is January-December. We follow the Sunday School Samajam curriculum in English. The classes are held before Worship Service on Sunday, i.e. 7.45 AM – 8.45 AM. The Annual Examination in November followed by several competitions for different age groups, e.g. singing, elocution, storytelling, etc. A combined Sunday School Camp of all the Mar Thoma Churches in Mumbai is generally held during October-November by the Kalyan Centre Sunday School. Annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) generally during Diwali Vacation. Contact: Head Master for further details and volunteering opportunities, including teaching.

‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
Zechariah 4:6

Sunday school Motto: Come to Jesus, bring every child to Jesus