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.

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 http://samaritanspurse.org). 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.