“Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance” Proverbs 1:4-6
The Sunday School program for our children promotes their interpretation and understanding of the covenant made in Holy baptism and gives them the knowledge needed to live the Christian life. Learners are introduced to the Holy Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, and the Hymnal 1982. Stories, songs, sharing, crafts and games enrich the curriculum. All children in Pre-school through 8th grade are welcome in our Sunday School program. Most 8th graders will be in the Confirmation Class. Those 8th Graders who are not able to commit to the Confirmation requirements are included in the Junior High Sunday School class. There is no cost for en-rolling your children in Sunday School.
We are back to the first year of the Episcopal Curriculum for Children & Youth. More information about this year's curriculum will be sent home with your children.
Sunday Teen Forum: All teens in 8th through 12th grades are invited to join us (college students too, when you are home!). See the youth pages for details.
Schedule: All students will meet with Father Philip at 9:45 a.m. for prayer song. Sunday School class will then run from 9:50 a.m. to approximately 10:40 a.m., when students will join their family for the remainder of the Service. (No education program during the summer except Vacation Bible School.)
An enrollment form is linked to this web page and additional forms will be in the classrooms with the teachers.
Confirmation Class to Begin January 2014
Confirmation class will begin in January 2014 for young people in the eighth grade and above. Parents please contact Deacon Johnine Byrer or Mrs. Susan Rivers if you would like your teenager to partici-pate.
The class will be held every Sunday after the 10 a.m. service.
Why should you enroll your children in Sunday School?
First and foremost, it is one of the best gifts you can give to your child. Children are naturally curious and want to learn. We spend so much time teaching them the things they need to know to be a member of our family, their secular school, and their secular community. Sunday School is one way to bring children into the church family and community. Just like secular school, Sunday School prepares children for adulthood. Hopefully, we never stop learning as we mature, and Sunday School is just one of the early steps in a child's spiritual maturation.
Second, children love new and different experiences. Getting to know other adults and children in our parish can be an enriching spiritual experience. Sunday School teachers share their religious faith and experiences with their students.
Third, Sunday School teaches the bible to our children, something we don't always take the time to do at home. Our teachers use a curriculum that expands each Bible lesson.
Fourth, our curriculum includes education about the Christian Church in general, and the Episcopal Church in particular. This builds on what parents teach the children themselves. We all are so very busy. With homework, sports, school and the myriad of activities available today, it can be very challenging to make Sunday mornings a priority. Having a dedicated time on Sunday to focus on God, religion and faith is a special time. It gives our children knowledge of Christ, how to welcome Christ into our daily lives, and a place of comfort and nurturing to turn to in times of stress.
So please, give your children this very important gift – the beginnings of their Christian Formation.
"Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance"
For additional information, please contact our Sunday School Director, Amanda Mahon at: email@example.com.