Category «Activities»

What’s Your Claim to Fame?

Sir Frederick Treves was known as the first English surgeon to perform an appendectomy in 1888. He was later appointed “Surgeon Extraordinaire” to Queen Victoria. He wrote articles for the British Medical Journal and later books on surgical procedures, historical characters, world travels, and experiences in a South African field hospital during the Second Boer …

Can It Happen to Us?

According to the Associated Press, there are only two living members of the Shaker religious faith left in the United States.  The Shakers were a division of the Quakers in the 1700’s. They were originally known as “Shaking Quakers” because of their ecstatic dancing and spontaneous speaking in tongues during worship services. Major tenants of …

Activities with Books of the Bible

Today I did a teacher training session for the teachers at our congregation.  Included in that training, I spoke of the benefits of using pre-class activities for the time when students start arriving until the actual class begins. We recently started a big focus on teaching memory work in our elementary age classes.  We are …