Published on December 14th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
“A SPECIAL CLASS” OF BROOKLAND BAPTIST CHURCH
Pictured the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. In front Deacon Acy Suber, Jr., lead teacher and Mr. Ambrose Warren, assistant teacher.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Taking the Great Commission of our Lord seriously, to go to all people, the Senior Adult Sunday School Class has adopted Carolina Gardens Assisted Living Facility of Lexington and the “Winter Shelter” of Transitions in Columbia as Christmas out-reach projects.
The adult class currently maintains a role of approximately 237 persons with an average Sunday attendance of 70-90 plus persons.
Over the last several years, an attempt has been made for the class to venture beyond the four walls of Brookland Baptist Church. The effort to adopt Carolina Gardens was done primarily for two reasons: (1) to reach out to those who are sometimes over looked or ignored and (2) to personally reach one of our very own and former Superintendent of Sunday School, Deacon Prentis Percell.
Fleece and velvet throws will be provided to all the residents for Christmas which numbers 80 residents when at full capacity and approximately 50 to the Winter Shelter.
Ms. Tammy Cashion, the Marketing Director and Mr. Don Deppe’, Health Services director for the center approved and has provided much assistance with the project. The team at Transitions was acceptable and appreciative of the donation.
This project is just a way for the class to practice the teachings given to us by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, even if it means reaching out to only a few. It reminds us that in the sight of our Lord, each person is unique and important.
The class is facilitated by Deacon Acy Suber, Jr., lead teacher and Mr. Ambrose Warren, assistant teacher.
Many thanks to our Senior Pastor, Charles Jackson, Sr., for championing the cause of Sunday School and supporting our efforts of being a class which practices carrying the Word beyond the brick and mortar of the building.
The Class, also for the past three years, every third-Sunday of the month, provides non-perishable items and a donation to the food and clothing bank of the church in addition to having adopted a single family for Christmas several years ago as our first out-reach project.