Rewarding Activities in the Early Fall

At the end of the summer season, when pupils are returning from summer activities, some Sunday Schools have found it helpful to send letters to their pupils encouraging an early return. These letters point to the desirability and importance of regular attendance, and the happiness, progress, and sense of security gained from the weekly lessons taught in the Christian Science Sunday School. It has been reported that when such letters were mailed, the pupils have returned to Sunday School promptly, and the attendance was better than when the letters were not sent.

In establishing a better relationship and understanding between teachers, pupils, and parents, many branches encourage the teachers to keep in touch with the pupils and their parents either by letter, telephone call, or personal visit. One superintendent asked each teacher to interview the parents of all the pupils in his class. The teachers co-operated most helpfully, and much fruitage was evident. The parents in turn expressed gratitude for the interest shown in their children. One mother told the teacher: "I am a new student and have no Christian Science friends. You don't know how much it meant to me to have this visit."

In another branch church it was decided that calls at the home of the Sunday School pupils should be made by the superintendent and one of the teachers. Each Friday afternoon was set aside for these visits. The enrollment file was consulted, several cards were chosen, and with no previous outlining, the two would start out.

Testimony of Healing
I did not take up the study of...
August 15, 1959

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