I have been concerned about how to effectively communicate to children how what they learn in Sunday School from the Bible can and should make a difference in their day-to-day lives. Of course, we attempt to do that in the context of every story, but it seemed that the "big picture" was missing.
I discovered Sunday School Charlie, a series of stories about a boy who loves to attend Sunday School, and proudly wears his Sunday School attendance pin all the time. Charlie experiences many of the same frustrations that boys and girls do today--problems in his relationships with friends, parents, and frustration in figuring out what God's will really is in his life. Other children make fun of him from time to time for being a Christian. And Charlie struggles with doing the right thing...and doesn't always succeed. Many story segments end with Charlie in his bed at night thinking about what he should do about the problems in his life. But Charlie has plenty of fun and adventures with his friends, and the situation is always resolved at the end of the story--with Charlie learning that he can trust in God's Word and His care.
|Missionary to Slocum Alley||x|
|God's Little Leaguer||x|
|Mystery of the Golden Key||x|
|The Haunted House (text only)||x|
|Mystery at Oak Street School||x|
|Secret at Shadow Mountain||x|
|* Swift River Rescue||x|
|* SS Charlie Takes a Hike||x|
|* C Scouts Dig It!||x|
* New stories based on the original series, developed by InFaith
The first 6 stories of SS Charlie are available in flannelgraph format through Child Evangelism Fellowship in Long Beach, CA.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Plain paper printed format $21.99 each
The Haunted House (text only) $4.95 (new story using figures from other stories)
www.ceflongbeach.com (Look under Bookstore—Lessons & Stories)
New stories with the Sunday School Charlie characters are available in various formats through InFaith (previously American Missionary Fellowship). See additional details below.
Sunday School Charlie Lives Again!!
Three new adventures for SS Charlie are available. These were written and illustrated by previous InFaith missionary Jayne Kucewucz. These new five-part adventures are in the same style and build on the original series of six stories.
Swift River Rescue
Take a HikeC Scouts Dig It!
Return to Shadow Mountain
All three = $10.00
All six - $10.00
Order You can order the above Sunday school Charlie stories from InFaith's Home Office (email orders only, please). If you have any questions, please email Jean Andreozzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to use flocked paper in your ink jet printer, it is available from Regular Baptist Press at $3.99 for 12 9x12 inch sheets. RBP is at www.regularbaptistpress.org or 800-727-4440. They call it suede-backed paper, and the part numbe is RBP5525.