There has been a Sunday School in Newtownbreda village for almost 80 years. It started in Sommerville’s hall and moved to Newtownbreda Gospel Hall when it opened in 1957. Our aim is to teach children the Word of God and share with them the good news of the Gospel – how that Christ died for our sins and rose again and is able to save us for eternity.
I’ve been a Sunday School teacher since 1995 and am now responsible for coordinating the Sunday School. I became a Christian as a young boy when I realised and accepted the simple but wonderful truth that “Christ died for me”. I’m married to Janet (who’s also a Sunday School teacher) and I’ve three daughters and a dog called Muffin.
I have been teaching Sunday School for many years and enjoy teaching the younger children. I grew up in Japan and that is where I learnt that I needed to be saved from my sins. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Saviour when I was 10 years old. I have been married for 45 years, have 6 married children and 20 grandchildren.
I was once a pupil in Newtownbreda Sunday School myself (a badly behaved one, according to one of my old teachers!) but I was a young adult before I trusted the Lord Jesus for myself at age 22. I’ve now been teaching Sunday School for many years – I even taught Janet, and can report that she was an excellent pupil! I am married to Lawerence and we live in Belvoir.
I was saved in 1979 at a Gospel mission in the Ormeau park and came to Newtownbreda Gospel Hall in 1982. It was here I met my wife Margaret and we married in 1987. For many years I was the Sunday school superintendent before retiring a few years ago, however I still take a keen interest in the Sunday School work.
I started attending Newtownbreda when I was two years old and I stayed in the Sunday school, and later the teenagers’ Bible class, until I was 19. I became a Sunday school teacher in 2016 and am now teaching in the Bible Class. I love to study the Bible and learn what God is telling us in it. ‘For the Lord gives wisdom’ (Proverbs 2:6).
I’m Stephen, I grew up in Newtownbreda and started attending the Sunday School back in 2002, eventually moving into the Bible class in 2012. I became a member of Newtownbreda Gospel hall in February 2012. I started teaching in the Sunday School in September 2018 and have loved every minute of it.
I have been teaching in the Bible Class since 2013. Bible Class is a place for young people to think about life, build friendships and develop a rich understanding of the gospel. I am married to Sharon and have a son called Jesse. During the week, I work for a charity called Dreamscheme, which supports disadvantaged young people.
I have been helping in the Bible Class for the past few years and before that I taught a girls’ Sunday School class. I live in Moneyreagh with my husband Stephen and our little boy Jesse, but am originally from Kells, County Antrim, where I grew up and became a Christian during my teens.
The most important lessons we can ever learn are those learnt at Sunday School. I started going to Sunday School as a young boy and have never left, teaching for the last 35 years! So thankful we can tell everyone how God can save us from our sins. I am married to Helen and we have 2 daughters and 2 sons.
I teach the little ones in Sunday School and love sharing with them each week the wonderful stories in the Bible and telling them of the love of the Lord Jesus who died for me. Our faith is central to our family life. I love crafts, coffee, cupcakes and chat!!
I have been teaching Sunday School for over 20 years – starting in the Gospel Hall in Purdysburn village, before moving to Newtownbreda. I love telling my class each week about the Lord Jesus Christ who loved me and died on the cross for my sins and saved me when I was 12. I’m married to Brian and have three daughters, Hannah, Rebekah and Laura.