Religious Assemblies

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Last Friday was the first of five special chapel servies this year put on by our religion classes. They each involve the students depicting parts of their religioun curriculum but they have taken many forms over the years. Some have students acting out scenes, some include students reading passages, and some students sing. Last year one had students represent the furniture from Solomon’s temple. One year a class created a Claymation film. This week’s chapel was put on by the 7th grade. While some students narrated from Ezekial, the others acted out two scenes for us, the parable of the watchman and the vision of the Valley of Dry Bones. After each, an additional scene was portrayed which demonstrated for us how these passages could be related to our lives. These chapel services, which can trace their roots back to Fred Schnarr’s whole school Tabernacle pageants, can be a wonderful opportunity for the religious classes to make parts of The Word come alive and for us to see familiar passages in new ways. We are looking forward to seeing the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th grades’ chapels throughout the year, as well as the primary unit’s pageant next month.

Greg Henderson