Sunday School Room Decorations
Sunday school room decorations : Shoe table decorations.
Sunday School Room Decorations
- “Sunday school” is the generic name for many different types of religious education pursued on Sundays by various denominations.
- Sunday School is an official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). All members of the church and any interested nonmembers, age 12 and older, are encouraged to participate in Sunday School.
- A class held on Sundays to teach children about their religion
- school meeting on Sundays for religious instruction
- The process or art of decorating or adorning something
- (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; “He was decorated for his services in the military”
- A thing that serves as an ornament
- (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; “Decorate the room for the party”; “beautify yourself for the special day”
- (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; “Flowers adorned the tables everywhere”
- Opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done, esp. without causing trouble or damage
- Space that can be occupied or where something can be done, esp. viewed in terms of whether there is enough
- an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; “the rooms were very small but they had a nice view”
- board: live and take one’s meals at or in; “she rooms in an old boarding house”
- A part or division of a building enclosed by walls, floor, and ceiling
- space for movement; “room to pass”; “make way for”; “hardly enough elbow room to turn around”
(Former) Jamaica Savings Bank
The former Jamaica Savings Bank was constructed in 1897-98 for the oldest and most prestigious banking institution in Jamaica.
Designed by the noted firm of Hough & Deuell, the building is a fine and particularly exuberant example of the classically inspired Beaux-Arts style strikingly executed in carved limestone and wrought iron, and is one of only a few buildings in the borough of Queens to embrace that architectural aesthetic.
Prominently sited on Jamaica Avenue, the bank building is an urbane presence on the neighborhood’s main commercial thoroughfare. Although the four-story structure is relatively small in scale, the imposing design of the facade conveys a monumentality which is appropriately suited to the distinguished image and reputation of the banking institution, while lending the building the formal elegance of a private club or townhouse.
Incorporated in 1866 by a consortium of local citizens—including John A. King, former Governor of the State of New York—the Jamaica Savings Bank played an important role in the development of Jamaica, at that time a burgeoning commercial center.
The success of the organization was marked by its exponential expansion in the late nineteenth century and its need for more commodious—and more conspicuous—quarters.
The construction of this bank coincided with the 1898 incorporation of Queens County into the municipal jurisdiction of the City of New York and reflects the metropolitan spirit of the period.
The facade of the building maintains its original Beaux-Arts design and survives today essentially intact as a reminder of an
important era in Jamaica’s history.
The Development of Jamaica
Historically an important crossroads of Long Island, the area of downtown Jamaica developed as a result of its central location and extensive transportation systems.
Jamaica began as a rural settlement when the town was granted a patent from Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1656.
The English took over the town in 1664, changing its name from the Dutch “Rusdorp” to a variation on the name of the local Yemacah Indians, which meant “beaver.”
Queens County (then incorporating present-day Nassau County) was chartered in 1683 as one of the ten counties in the colony of New York and official town patents were soon given to Jamaica, Newtown, and Flushing.
Through the next century the community of Jamaica served as the county seat and became a trading post where farmers from outlying areas brought their produce. By the time the village of Jamaica was incorporated in 1814, it had become a center of trade on Long Island.
Jamaica Avenue, which evolved from an Indian trail, has been called the oldest continuously used road on Long Island.
In 1703 the colonial legislature established a highway, known as the “King’s Highway,” which extended from the East River (later Fulton) Ferry through Brooklyn and Queens (along portions of the current route of Fulton Street and Jamaica Avenue) to eastern Long Island. Following the Revolution, the management of the old colonial roads fell into private hands, and beginning in 1809, the Brooklyn, Jamaica & Flatbush Turnpike Company established a toll road from the Brooklyn ferries to the present-day intersection of Jamaica Avenue (then also known as Fulton Street) and 168th Street.
The Brooklyn & Jamaica Railroad Company, chartered in 1832, purchased the turnpike and completed a rail line along its route through Jamaica in 1836. Almost simultaneously, the Long Island Railroad, which had been incorporated in 1834, began running a trunk line from the foot of Atlantic Avenue to Jamaica and then eastward from Jamaica to eastern Long Island, making Jamaica a pivotal hub.
This improved transportation encouraged non-agricultural business activity in the Jamaica area; industrial enterprises sprang up along the railroad, particularly after 1850 when the turnpike was sold to a group of Jamaica businessmen who incorporated as the Jamaica & Brooklyn Plank Road Company.
Following the Civil War, new modes of transportation continued to transform Jamaica by further facilitating commutation to New York City.
The East New York & Jamaica Railroad Company established horsecar lines along Fulton Street in 1866; it is no coincidence that the company’s president was Aaron DeGrauw, who was also the first president of the Jamaica Savings Bank and as such had a vested interest in the economic growth and development of the community.
The horsecar lines were replaced by electric trolleys in 1887.
The nineteenth century saw Jamaica evolve into a retreat for urban residents, who patronized its numerous inns and saloons on weekend excursions and built large summer homes.
The permanent population of Jamaica also increased steadily throughout the second half of the nineteenth century, and brought with it the subdivision of farms into house lots and a prol
7 Days/ Day 2 INSIDE
And look! My sister made it in! Thank God for FaceTime, right?
Okay, so, besides the facetime shot… here’s what’s going on up there.
There I am INSIDE my Sunday School classroom, erasing the board. I tried to get another shot of me making a face at the giant, but then you couldn’t see my face. Sorry.
There’s another picture INSIDE my classroom, with cool VBS decorations that have been up since July.
Then I am INSIDE getting coffee (and a piece of cheese & granola bar) after class. I’m in that picture, I promise.
After I teach on Sunday mornings, my husband & the kids come to church (for 3rd service) but today Kevin decided to fall asleep, and stay asleep. So B & I tried to listen in the cafe, which is difficult because well, it can get loud in there. At one point I opened my phone case & found a note my seester gave me the night before she abandoned me… I mean, moved away for a while.
See the sleeping toddler?
Then I was in my parents driveway, waiting for my dad & my husband to load my stove in my van (it had been in his garage since we moved 2 7days rounds ago, remember that?) & I was looking INSIDE my sister’s window.
There I am INSIDE my sister’s room, upside down & out of focus because it is SO weird that she isn’t here.
And last, to end this on a happy note, here I am INSIDE one of my favorite places, the Children’s Ministry Resource Room at church. See those puppets? We can totally use those whenever we want : D and yet for some reason, I never have. Maybe next week?