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Winter/Spring, 2017
Date & Location For The 2017 PA State Sunday School Convention Announced

It has just been announced that the 155th Anniversary Pennsylvania State Sunday School Convention will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at Plainfield Church of God, Route 641, Plainfield, PA (just 5 miles from Carlisle).

Be sure to mark the date on your calendars and keep watching for more in-formation about the event coming soon!

“Teaching As Jesus, The Master Teacher, Taught” Workshop Now Available On DVD

The “Teaching As Jesus, The Master Teacher,Taught” workshop has been one of our best and most popular Local Training Workshops. Over the years, we have presented this workshop many times in churches all across the state. Now we are happy to announce that the workshop is available on DVD!

The 57-minute video was written by P.S.S.S.A. Director, Rodney Pry, and it is presented by Shena Fodor.
The workshop looks at who, what, where and why Jesus taught. And, it also looks at Jesus’ teaching methods and how today’s teachers can use similar methods.

The complete workshop kit, which includes the DVD and worksheet, is priced at just $10.00 (plus $5.50 postage). To order, call 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303.

FREE “Lord, Thank You For Sunday!” Bookmarks Available From The PA L.D.A.

The Pennsylvania Lord’s Day Alliance, an organization closely affiliated with the PA State Sunday School Association, has a FREE bookmark that they invite you to give to all of the members of your church, Sunday school or Sunday school class. The colorful bookmark con-tains the “Lord, Thank You For Sunday” poem and is printed on parchment-look card stock. We invite you to request as many of these free bookmarks as you can use by calling 1-800-358-2303. 

2017 “Youth Poster & T-Shirt Contest” Theme Announced...

“Bring Your Friends To Sunday School Because...!” That is the 2017 theme for the Sunday School Association’s annual “YouthPoster and T-Shirt Contest.”
In the contest, children and youth, ages 6 to 19, are invited to create a traditional poster, a computer-generated mini poster or a T-Shirt based on the annual contest theme.

Entries are judged at either a County S.S.A. event or in your own local church. Judging is in four different age groups (6-8, 9-11,12-14 and 15-19).

For more information on how your church can get your kids involved in the 2017 contest and to get a copy of the official 2017 rules, call 717-652-1930.

Please Help Us Get 2017 Off To A Great Start!

2016 was a very good year for the PA State Sunday School Association. We had a great 154th Anniversary State Sunday School Convention, we put a number of workshops on DVD, we conducted a number of live Local Workshop Training Events, and we did much, much more.

We have a lot of great things happening and we are looking forward to doing even more during the year ahead. But, to make this possible, we need the continued financial support of churches and individuals like you.
Please consider giving a generous gift to the P.S.S.S.A. at this time! Your help is greatly needed and will be greatly appreciated. Send your donations to: P.S.S.S.A., 5915 Fox Street, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Thank you!

2017 P.S.S.S.A. Program Theme Announced

“Kids Belong In Sunday School!” That’s the P.S.S.S.A.‘s 2017 program theme. Throughout the year 
ahead, you will see us put an emphasis on getting children and youth involved in Sunday School.
We also hope that you and your church will join us in our efforts to get the kids involved in Sunday school and other Bible study programs and activities.

To help promote the yearly theme and urge people to “Pray for the Children and Youth of Your Church & Community,” we have FREE bookmarks available that you can give to the members of your church and Sunday school. To request as many of these bookmarks as you can use, call 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303.

PA L.D.A. Announces A New Program To Recognize Businesses That Close On Sunday, The Lord’s Day

Do you have businesses in your community that show proper respect for Sunday, The Lord’s Day, by closing their doors onthat day? If you do, you need to say “thank you” to these great businesses for observing Sunday as a day of rest, family & worship.

To help you thank these businesses, the Lord’s Day Alliance of Pennsylvania, an organization closely affiliated with the P.S.S.S.A., now has available customized certificates that your church can present to these businesses...and, they are completely FREE!

To create these certificates, we need the business name and address, and your church name and address. Remember, they are FREE and there is no limit to the number of certificates that you can receive. To order, call 1-800-358-2303 or send your information to: L.D.A. of PA, 5915 Fox Street, Harrisburg, PA 17112.