Sunday School Fellowship Day is an annual event in Jamaica Yearly Meeting on Ash Wednesday, which is a public holiday in Jamaica. The event is held at the Swift Purscell Multi Use Facility in Highgate. Fun activities include a Bible Quiz for school age children, questions on Friends history and beliefs, and games and races for all ages. The celebration concludes with a concert, which includes a musical offering by representatives from all 13 Friends’ churches in Jamaica.
David Goode, pastor of Worthington Friends Church, shares that “Jamaica has very strong Catholic roots from the Spaniards, then Anglican roots” tracing from when the British forces defeated the Spanish forces in the region. Many traditional churches have ash services at noon on Ash Wednesday, in keeping with that heritage. Friends in Jamaica decided to do something more celebratory with their time off, choosing to come together for fun and games and fellowship.