First Methodist celebrates Promotion Sunday
Published 1:13 pm Friday, August 15, 2014
Last Sunday, Aug. 10, was Promotion Sunday at Demopolis First United Methodist Church. All students were promoted to their new Sunday school classes.
During both worship services, Bibles were presented to third graders.
“This is a tradition in many United Methodist Churches that seek to celebrate the spiritual growth in children,” said Children’s Director Jennifer Jordan. “By the time children reach the third grade, they can begin to read the Scriptures for themselves and understand some of the Bible message. We are excited to celebrate this milestone in our children’s faith journey.”
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During the early service, Bibles were presented to: Bryant Turberville, Bradford Pruett, Trey Pritchett, Emma Kate Parr, Sasser Braswell, Jacob Davis, Hattie Hurst, Mary Jordan, Ashton Moorer, Eva Overmyer, Sarah Overmyer, Taylor Quinney, Anna Rene Lewis and Maddie Singleton.
During the late service, Bibles were presented to: Sarah Beth Smith, Anne Eloise Smith, Ethan Malone, Ben Lindsay, Cameron Bell, Anna Braswell Malone, Mae Harmon Nettles and Haylee Rowley.
Bibles were presented by the Rev. David Willis and Jordan.
Also during each service, students of all ages, teachers, staff and school board members were invited to bring their school backpacks or bags to the service to be blessed. There was a special time of prayer as everyone prepares for the new school year.