Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church in Oakmont, PA

Sunday School

"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
—Proverbs 22:6

It's time again to begin our Sunday School year. Classes will begin on Sunday, September 19, 2010. All children ages 4 thru 18 are eligible to participate in our Sunday School program. Several changes have been made to our program this year which we would like to highlight below.

The first change is there will be pre-registration on Sunday, September 12th. This is for new and current students returning to the Sunday School program. If your child(ren) has already attended Sunday School, please stop by and make sure the information we have on file is current (i.e., address, phone number, email, etc.). Parents are asked to bring their student(s) to the appropriate room, as listed below, on the 1st day of class following Holy Communion.

2010-2011 Sunday School Grades & Instructors
Grades Room Instructor
PreSchool & Kindergarten 206 Mrs. Barnes
1st & 2nd 205 Mrs. Lafferty
3rd & 4th 204 Mrs. Ioannou
5th & 6th 203 Mr. Tsounos
8th & 12th 201 Mrs. Wyrick

We are looking for Sunday School "substitutes". If you would like to volunteer as a substitute, please contact Allison Sadlowski for further information.

Second, we will continue Sunday School Sundays, which will take place on the last Sunday of each month. On these nine Sunday's, following Holy Communion, all students will attend the remainder of liturgy together in the front of the church with their classmates and instructors. Father will deliver a sermon on these Sunday's that is devoted specifically to our Sunday School students. We will conclude with a breakfast for all students in the social hall during the coffee hour. The first date for this program will be Sunday, September 26 and the topic will be "Articles in the Church, the Censer and the Hand Cross". A sign-up sheet will be available on September 12th for anyone to sign up and host a Sunday School Sunday breakfast.

Some final notes are we will be doing several community service projects throughout the year. Our first project will be "Operation Christmas Child" (see We are asking that each child bring a shoe box with them on the first day of Sunday School. Sometime in October, after church, they will decorate and fill the shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items, etc. The National Collection Week is slated for November 15-22, 2010. Any donations of items are greatly appreciated.

Benjamin Barnes will be working on his Eagle Scout project throughout the year. He will be working hard, painting and fixing up the Sunday School rooms.

As always, the Sunday School staff is always available for discussions regarding our curriculum or student concerns. Please feel free to contact us if there are any questions. Our Sunday School calendar will be provided to each student on the first day of class. The calendar, along with any future updates will also be displayed on the bulletin board in the main social hall.

Looking forward to a great year!

If you would like to host breakfast on any Sunday School Sunday, please contact Allison Sadlowski at (412)492-1524. Anyone can host breakfast, you do not need to have a child in Sunday School. If you are a grandparent, godparent, Aunt, Uncle, etc. You pick a date and let me know what type of breakfast you would like to bring (i.e., eggs and bacon or pancakes and sausage). I will help with the set-up, preparation and clean-up. You can donate the breakfast or save your receipts for reimbursement. Questions, suggestions or concerns are welcomed.

2011 Sunday School Activities

January 30: The first Sunday School Sunday for 2011 and the topic will be "Vestments". Breakfast will be hosted by the Panos family.
February 27: The Pittsburgh Chapter IOCC representative, Nick Chakos, and Pittsburgh Metropolitan Committee President, Nick Terezis will be coming to church and speaking with the children about the IOCC and how we as Orthodox Christians can help. They will have a table of information about the IOCC in the main hall and will answer any questions you might have. This will be February's Sunday School Sunday monthly topic. Our Spring community service project will be assembling School/Health kits for the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) on Sunday, March 27th. Also, Feb. 27th is Father Rameas' name day; he will be hosting a brunch in the main hall after church. Father asked if 5 children from each Sunday School class could prepare the Artoclasia for his nameday; this would mean the bread would be baked at home and brought to church on the 27th. If you would like to prepare 5 loaves of Artoclasia, please email Allison Sadlowski ASAP.
March 27: IOCC Emergency School/Health Kit Community Service project after Sunday School Breakfast. Breakfast hosted by Alison & Lee Michaels.
May 2011: Tentative trip to the Saxonburg Monastary sometime mid to late May. We would leave after church on a Sunday via a school bus (like we did several years ago). Father Rameas said we would attend a church service and walk the grounds of the monestary and have a boxed lunch from Panera. More details will be announced here.

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