Apply this preteen Sunday School Lesson on Easter to engage children from upper elementary with each other and the biblical account of new life.
Spring Quarter: Jesus Calls Us mes Unit 2: Experience of Resurrection
Lesson 7 of Week of April 16.
By Hal Brady of Brady Home Care
As Spring blossoms into Summer, Christians all around the globe commemorate one of the most monumental days in Christian history: Resurrection Sunday. This holiday marks Jesus’ resurrection from death and illustrates his ultimate sacrifice on our behalf as Lord and Savior.
Resurrection Sunday marks the conclusion of Passion Week, which remembers Jesus’ suffering and death, and Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and self-denial. Resurrection Sunday provides us an opportunity to worship together and rejoice in its power! Furthermore, Resurrection Sunday also serves as a time to commemorate both the gift of the Holy Spirit as well as the foundation of the church.
Easter comes from the Latin word ester, meaning “to rise.” This holiday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection and has become one of Christianity’s central events and beliefs. Many prophecies in Scripture reference his resurrection, while he himself indicated this during his ministry – in fact, it became one of his central messages!
Resurrection Sunday should be celebrated at sunrise as this was when many of Jesus’ followers saw him for the first time after his Resurrection. Additionally, this event marks spring’s arrival!
Christians mark Easter by decorating churches and homes with colorful eggs and flowers to commemorate Christ’s rebirth, renew their commitment to following him, and renew friendships within their church community. Additionally, the Easter season provides fun family activities such as egg hunts and parades as an excellent opportunity to spread the good news of Christianity to those who may not yet have heard it.
Mother’s Day is a special holiday commemorating our mothers, commemorating their sacrifices, and how they helped shape us into who we are today. Additionally, it serves as an opportunity to show appreciation for all that they’ve done for us and show our thanks for being part of our lives. Mother’s Day celebrations occur all over the globe on this date and in many different ways.
Mother’s Day is an international day to honor mothers, grandmothers, and other maternal figures. In the US, it takes place annually on the second Sunday in May; although not an official federal holiday, schools and businesses close in recognition. Mother’s Day can also be used as an opportunity to send cards or gifts directly to mothers; you could even celebrate her with an intimate dinner party!
Mothering Sunday in the UK dates back centuries; its name derives from its religious foundations. When servants traveled long distances away from home for long stints of time, it was customary for them to visit their mother church’ (ie their nearest large cathedral) on the fourth Sunday of Lent and bring their children along as an act of respect.
Anna Marie Jarvis initiated modern observances of Mother’s Day in Grafton and Philadelphia in 1908. Later she petitioned Congress members and got their approval to designate it as a national holiday; which happened in 1914.
Today, many countries around the world celebrate Mother’s Day on various dates that vary by country and may include other special days such as Father’s Day or International Women’s Day. Some celebrations may even mirror those held here in America.
Albania celebrates not only mothers but grandmothers and other maternal figures on Motherhood and Beauty Day (March 8th in Armenia is Women’s Day), while celebrating Mother’s Day may differ depending on your country of residence due to preexisting cultural holidays that take place that same date. Celebrations for Mother’s Day vary by tradition depending on which country it falls into; Motherhood and Beauty Day in Albania does not fall on March 8th as in Armenia where Women’s Day occurs on that date instead. Mother’s Day traditions differ across nations because dates for celebrations align with existing cultural holidays which correspond with preexisting cultural holidays in Armenia as in Armenia as Women’s Day occurs on March 8th. For instance in the United States/UK Mother’s Day falls on March 8th which falls on Mother’s Day/ Women’s Day/ Women’s Day/March 8th holiday/event vs March 8th Women Day/Women Day falls on March 8th/Women’s Day/ Womens Day/Armenia which falls on March 8th/Women’s Day/ Womens Day/ March 8th/Armenia holiday/ Womens Day/Armenia which falls relating to preexisting cultural holidays/dates that same date/year for most countries can tie dates/c vs Mother’s Day/UK date which might change slightly due to date/vs this date/etc/date depending on March 8.
Memorial Day, observed annually on the last Monday in May, is a federal holiday commemorating military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our nation. Citizens also get time off work and school so they can spend quality time with loved ones; many restaurants and stores close for this holiday as well.
Jesus Overwhelms Legion Spring Quarter: Jesus Calls Us Unit 3: Called from the Margins of Society Lesson 9: Week of April 30 2023 By Hal Brady
Mark 5:1-13, 18-20 is our text this week for lesson Aims: To list key components of this story. Explain and interpret its messianic secret as well as provide testimony of how the Holy Spirit empowers believers to follow Jesus more actively.
Justice and Kindness go hand in hand
The American flag is an iconic symbol of unity and patriotism that also serves to remind us of our nation’s fundamental principles of democracy and freedom. Understanding its history and symbolism is critical if we wish to uphold its meaning in society, such as when celebrating Flag Day with parades or events organized by communities or schools, and civic groups across the nation. To honor its meaning and uphold its values properly. On Flag Day itself, many communities organize parades or events. Schools or civic groups also conduct educational programs on the meaning and significance of this special occasion.
National Flag Day is celebrated annually to commemorate its adoption by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. While not a federal holiday, this day is widely observed by states and localities. People often hold parades while government buildings display the American flag. Furthermore, this day provides an opportunity to acknowledge those who have served their nation with honor in military roles.
No one knows for certain who was responsible for initiating a day to honor the American flag, though several individuals and organizations have been widely credited with initiating such an idea. Bernard Cigrand from Wisconsin has often been cited as being behind this initiative; he often pitched the concept in newspapers and public forums as well. Other figures who supported this movement included George Morris of Hartford Connecticut and William T Kerr of Pennsylvania.
Early observances of Flag Day began in the late 1800s, while national recognition followed years later. President Woodrow Wilson issued his inaugural proclamation recognizing Flag Day in 1916; 49 was when Flag Day became an official federal holiday and part of National Flag Week – providing an opportunity to reflect upon and renew our commitments to liberty and justice while teaching children about American flag history as well as proper flag etiquette.