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Kids test Bible knowledge in monthly competitions around WNY

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 December 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The Albion Free Methodist Church on Saturday hosted a Bible quizzing competition with 120 kids on teams from 11 churches in Western New York.

This photo was taken in the sanctuary of the church and shows the teams testing their seats. Each chair has an electronic device and the quizzer who “jumps” first gets the first chance to answer the question.

A team from Free Church in Rochester is at left and quizzers from the Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church in North Chili are at right.

Jacob Thom, left, and Zoe Seniuk are members of the Young Rookies team from the Albion Free Methodist Church. Each round has 15 questions. Quizzers can “quiz out” if they answer five questions in a round.

Zoe Seniuk answers a question during Saturday’s quiz meet in Albion. In this round, the Albion Young Rookies competed agianst a team from Gowanda. Zoe quizzed out several times on Saturday, answering the maximum of five questions for an individual quizzer per round.

On Saturday, the focus was on the Book of Acts, chapters 9 through 12.

There are nine members of the quizzing program at the Albion church in grades six through 12.

Three high schoolers compete for Albion on Saturday. This photo shows, from left: Calandra Prentice, Catherine Thom and Michael Laine.

The monthly competitions rotate to different Free Methodist churches each month with the national competition in Seattle, Wa., in late June. More chapters from Acts will be added each month for the quizzers to learn and memorize.

Jacob and Catherine Thom’s mother, Tara Thom, is the coordinator of the quiz program at the Albion Free Methodist Church.