Contact: Ryan Burrows

Email: rburrows@usd507.org

Members of the 21st Time Sunday school class for adults decided they wanted a class based not on study but on action. From this desire, class members decided to take their Wesleyan heritage serious and take on the issue of poverty. For the few past years, the Sunday class has run a “Literacy Fair” as a pathway to help families out of poverty. The first fair involved carnival games at which children won school-supply prizes, popcorn, booths, a storyteller and about 1,000 books that were given away to children each year. Over the years, the class perfected the idea.