Cookies for Goats
As an early St. Patrick’s Day exercise, the Sunday School class on March 15 baked and decorated cookies with green icing and sprinkles and offered them after the 10 a.m. service as a means of raising money for their Heifer Project.
During Fellowship Time, adults sampled the St. Patrick cookies while providing donations that will go toward the purchase of goats from Heifer International.
Throughout this school year, the children of Sunday School have been been donating their own money as part of a lesson to learn about worldwide hunger and poverty. Through Heifer International, Sunday School classes can purchase a number of animals to be donated to families in poverty throughout the world, but our Sunday School has selected goats as the choice of their fund-raising efforts.
Through Heifer International, each goat costs $120 and with Sunday’s cookie project, our Sunday School now has enough money for two goats. For families in need, goats are an excellent source of milk, cheese and yogurt.
To help prepare the children for the baking and decorating of the cookies, Kim Flanagan led a lesson on St. Patrick and his religious missions in Ireland.
The older members of Sunday School worked in the kitchen, preparing and baking cookies while the younger children enjoyed the decorating.
There also was time for some sampling.
During Fellowship Time, everyone had the opportunity to admire and taste the results of the Sunday School’s lesson.
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