School of Sunday (mormonism)
The École of Sunday is an auxiliary organization of the Église of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days. The School of Sunday concerns any 12 year old person and more.
HistoryDecember 9th, 1849, in the morning, about thirty young people met in the house of Richard Ballantyne, in Utah, where they inaugurated the first School of Sunday. Consequently, of the Schools of Sunday organized themselves quickly in all the Mormon communities, as well abroad as in Utah. In 1867, the Union of the Schools of Sunday of the Deseret (future Utah) was organized. Today, this organization gathers all the Schools of Sunday of the Church.
OrganizationThe courses of the School of Sunday take place during the grouped schedules of the Sunday meetings of the Church. The purpose of they are to teach the Gospel of Jesus-Christ and are divided into classes for adults and classes for teenagers.
PresidentsSince its creation, the School of Sunday of the Church of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days had as general presidents: George Q. Canon (November 1867 in April 1901), Lorenzo Snow (May 1901 in October 1901), Joseph F. Smith (November 1901 in November 1918), David O. McKay (December 1918 in October 1934), George D. Pyper (October 1934 in January 1943), Milton Bennion (May 1943 in September 1949), George R. Hill (September 1949 in November 1966), David Lawrence McKay (November 1966 in June 1971), Russel Mr. Nelson (June 1971 in October 1979), Hugh W. Pinnock (October 1979 in August 1986), Robert L. Simpson (August 1986 at September 30th, 1989), Hugh W. Pinnock (September 30th, 1989 at August 15th, 1992), Merlin R. Lybbert (August 15th, 1992 at August 15th, 1994), Charles Didier (August 15th, 1994 at September 30th, 1995), Harold G. Hillam (September 30th, 1995 at October 7th, 2000), Marlin K. Jensen (October 7th, 2000 at October 6th, 2001), Cecil O. Samuelson (October 6th, 2001 at April 5th, 2003), Merrill J. Bateman (April 5th, 2003 at April 3rd, 2004), A. Roger Merrill (since April 3rd, 2004).
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