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Sunday School

“Train up a child in the way he shall go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Welcome back to Sunday School!  The staff hopes you have had a wonderful summer.  We look forward to welcoming you back as a returning or new student for the 2016-2017 year!  Our Sunday school offers opportunities for learning which supplement the learning taking place in Divine Liturgy.  Let us commit ourselves to learn more about God and our Orthodox Faith.  It is our hope that together we can make this a successful year!

School Schedule:

Sunday school starts 9/25/16 and ends 5/7/17.

Sunday school graduation ceremony will be held on 5/14/17.

Sunday School classes begin after communion and end at 12:30pm. 

First grade children must be picked up from their classrooms.  

Snacks - We suggest that each parent provide juice and healthy snack to share twice during the school year or a monetary donation.  Please bring them to your classroom teachers as soon as possible.  Suggestions are:  Apple juice, Cranberry juice, or Grape juice; Fresh fruit: Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Carrots, or Celery; Cheese sticks, Graham crackers, raisins, gold-fish, Cheez-its, or popcorn. 

Please do not bring any peanut butter products because of allergy problems.  

Attendance - Students need to be here on a regular basis and on time for Divine Liturgy.  There are a total of 28 lessons.  A special certificate and gift will be given at the end of Sunday school for those students who attend 50% or more.  A participation certificate will be given to all students who attend at least 25%.

We will meet in the courtyard every Sunday before class for 5 - 10 minutes.  The children will be learning various Hymns: More Honorable than the Cherubim; Holy God, Holy Mighty; Christ is Risen and Transfiguration Troparion during the Sunday School year.  It is important for all grade levels to learn to sing and be ready to let music fill the air.  We encourage all students to participate. 

We look forward to another excellent year!

For more information please contact the Superintendent of the Sunday School Victoria Mapar.

 

Some of the activities of the Sunday school

  • We celebrate two Great Feasts: the Theotokos' Entry into the Temple with special blessings for all the young girls and the Presentation of our Lord with special blessings of the young boys.
  • The children are involved in creating many religious art projects. They express their Love by making Valentine’s Day cards, cards for Mother’s Day and Christmas crafts.
  • All the children hold their special Icons and join Father Samer in the procession around church on Orthodoxy Sunday.
  • On Lazarus Saturday, we have our annual pancake breakfast, and decoration of Palm Sunday candles.  On Easter, they have the Easter egg hunt.
  • We have our annual picnic with food, fun, and games.
  • Our open house has a slide show of some of the activities of Sunday school, introduction of the teachers and curriculum.
  • The children participate in the Western Region Parish Life Conference Creative Arts Festival and Bible Bowl competition.
  • We celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ with an absolutely amazing Christmas Play.
  • On Christmas Eve, St. Nicholas comes and passes out gift bags for all the children.
 

2016-2017 Registration

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2017 Creative Arts Festival
Theme: "My House Shall Be Called a House of Prayer for All Nations."
Main Website: http://www.antiochian.org/festivals/cf

Sunday School Retreat