Starting late September, several members from the First Lutheran, United Church of Christ (UCC), and the First Methodist churches have all come together to put on a Community Church School. They want to try and include more church members, parents, teens and other community members to help.
As of now, there are 41 kids, grades pre-K to sixth grade, who participate every Wednesday. The average is 25 to 35 kids per night. Along with all these kids are some student volunteers getting community service hours.
If you're worried that your child won't be educated enough in the Lord, then bring him or her to the United Church of Christ, or UCC, just kitty-corner from the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Wakonda. Activities done at the Community Sunday School: a small meal together, music, a Bible lesson and related activities, with games at the end.
They also try and do a craft once a month. In November and December they will have their short meal, and start getting ready for a Christmas concert in December.
"We appreciate the UCC church for providing the building for this program and the community for supporting this new idea," said Gayle Johnson, a helper for the Community Church School. Other members are Ruth Williams and Judy Swenson, along with other church, community members and student volunteers.
If you have any children who might enjoy Sunday school, but can't make it Sunday, come to the Community Church School. They meet every Wednesday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, UCC.