Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A school for religious instruction on Sunday, more particularly the instruction of children and youth. The modern Sunday-school grew out of a movement in England at the close of the eighteenth century for the secular instruction of the poor on Sunday, but its character has been generally changed into an institution for religious instruction, especially in and about the Bible; it embraces all classes in the community, and often adults as well as youth and children. Abbreviated S. S. Also called
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a school held on Sunday for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school, collectively.
- adj. See under School.
- n. school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction
“Morris Brown Mission looks back with much delight upon the fact that so distinguished a family had its first Sunday school and Church training there.”
“They were both members of the Methodist Church and were constant in their attendance at the Sunday services and at Sunday school as well as at the midweek prayer and class-meetings, and were ever ready to help in all forms of church work.”
“The Lecture Room was so admirably adapted to the Sunday school work that it was out of the question to move the school from the Lecture Room, so, some other excuse must be had for doing away with the time-honored afternoon service.”
“During my first year at Bethel, the church debt referred to was paid, and the Sunday school attendance so increased that the Lecture room was over run, and we were obliged to put the body of the School in the main audience room, and the Infant Department in the galleries.”
“While we'd thought of taking Gracie and Mariella to Sunday school — though they were very young — the thought of what the sharp-eyed church ladies might be able to tell about our home life had stopped us.”
“I was attending Bethel A.M. E. Church as a member, and being a member of the Sunday school of which Daniel P. Hamilton was superintendent, becoming more acquainted with the man who in due time would fully and to my satisfaction explain the Allen movement, and enable me, like himself, to answer”
“If you are a leader in a church, give the 3-Minute Survey to your church staff and ministry leaders, and train them in turn to give the survey to their Sunday school classes or Bible study groups.”
“In Sunday school on various occasions my teachers had explained that we needed to view certain practices accepted in the Bible, such as polygamy and slavery, in their historical-cultural context.”
“In order to make sure that we kept up with our Hebrew and Judaic lessons even though we had moved far away from her, Bubbe Mary took it upon herself to invite us over for hotcakes before going to Sunday school at Congregation Montefiore.”
“About this time the Sunday School Union was organized permanently by Dr.C. S. Smith, and Children's Day established, the collections in Sunday school on which day was given to the support of the Union.”
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