By Kevin Williams
I had the joy of visiting the Amish school in Flat Rock, Illinois last week. The school is relatively small as Amish schools go. The building is divided into two halves, with first, second, third and fourth graders in one section, and five through eighth in another.
Gloria's mother, Dorcas, and 17-year-old sister Mary Grace were serving as substitute teachers for the younger children on the day I was visiting, so that was nice to see their familiar faces.
The school also has a basement where recess is held if the weather is too bad outside. And then there is one large room without a divider which is used for school programs or even church services. If you are a Flat Rock church member with a home not large enough to host the Sunday services during the winter, then they can be held in the school. During the summer, you're expected to host the services outside.