There are quite a few people in my ward (previous wards too) who seem to skip out on Sunday School. Sacrament meeting attendance seems to be good, as does RS, but Sunday School is sparse. Why is this?
I have been observing and it seems to be for different reasons (feeding the baby, preparing the lesson for YW or RS, having presidency meeting, talking to friends, meeting with a member of the bishopric, making copies, or just hanging out on the couch or outside.)
One of my good friends does this (rarely comes to Sunday School). I asked her if it’s because she doesn’t like the teacher or thinks it is boring, and she said no, that it’s just habit. I need to ask her where the habit started — maybe by serving in Primary so long? I do admit that after I was released from Primary, EVERYTHING was boring for awhile. It took me a few months to settle back in to traditional lessons. It’s much more fun when you can sing songs or play games every few minutes!
Another friend in a previous ward told me that she stopped going when it was election season (4 years ago) and things could get politically heated. Since she didn’t agree politically with most LDS people she decided to skip out.
I am not taking a position on this at the moment, but just throwing the question out there.
Today we happened to sit at the back of the chapel during Sunday School because my husband was expecting a work call, and I realized that there were quite lively conversations going on in the lobby and also behind the curtain at the back of the chapel. It just made me wonder what are all these secret meetings are that I am not invited to? Are they more fun than Sunday School?
For the record, I think our Sunday School teacher is very engaging and good discussions happen there. I like Sunday School. Just wondering if I am missing some amazing thing I don’t know about!
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