Station 9 – Jesus falls for the third time

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Dreams, Interrupted

We are the junior high Sunday school class from First United Church of Oak Park and we looked at immigration through the lens of the Dream Act.

By reading the life stories of four different young adults, we learned about their families, their countries of origin, their struggles and accomplishments.   All of them would be candidates for the Dream Act.

As we imagine going into high school soon, it is eye opening to think that someone we might graduate with could be affected. All that hard work and determination might mean nothing. That is sad.

Their fears of deportation keep them from enjoying many of the things that we take for granted, driving a car, traveling, spending time with friends, and being able to tell the truth about who they are. Their forced silence and having to live in the shadows is upsetting. Makes us sad and angry.

7th & 8th Grade Sunday School Class
First United Church, Oak Park


With leaders Walter and Andrea,
And assistance from Monica J. Brown

Scripture associated with Jesus drawing near the end of his journey is found in the comments on this post.


One Comment on “Station 9 – Jesus falls for the third time”

  1. Mark 15:22

    And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha (which means “Place of the Skull”).

    John 19:17

    Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha).