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Sunday School in November

On September 29 all the Sunday school students gathered to make incense.  The scents of rosemary rose and frankincense wafted through the classrooms as each child made his own combination.  Teachers followed the activity with age appropriate lessons about how to use incense and why we use it.  On October 13, the students offered some of the incense to use in the church.  Each student made enough to also take some home. 

Our ninth and tenth graders have been working in groups to plan video presentations on a variety of topics.  They’ll be ready to start taping in just a few weeks.

We’re making some changes to the Christmas Pageant this year, so join the fun and be sure your child participates.  Children who are interested in a featured role should plan to the audition during Sunday school on October 27.All ages are invited to be part of the Christmas Pageant, from pre-school up through high school .  We’ll be practicing throughout November and December, so children will want to be in Sunday school every week to avoid missing anything.  Mark your calendar now!!! The Christmas Pageant is Friday, December 20.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Prayer Rope workshop, October 27
  • Christmas Pageant Auditions, October 27
  • Music with Fr. John, November 3

Sunday School Begins!

Sunday school is off to a fantastic start with five new volunteers in addition to our full complement of returning teachers.  Our teachers strive to make every lesson important, fun and engaging. This year we are emphasizing some of the ways children can actively participate in our beautiful faith

Father John visited Sunday school last week and sang with us.  He’ll be coming the first Sunday of every month to teach us to chant. We are even using the traditional Byzantine notations.

Not just monks can make incense.  Our children will make their own incense on September 29.  Each child will make some to take home and some to share with the church.

On October 27, we’ll be making our own prayer ropes and learning about the Jesus prayer.

Help your children learn to be active, fully participating Orthodox Christians by bringing them to Sunday school each week.