First Day of Church School Sessions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
St. John’s Church School announces the opening of the 2018-2019 church school year with a family gathering in the Parish Hall at 9:45 AM on Sunday, September 9th. Father Bill Cruse will welcome all, and extend a blessing and prayer to teachers and children before they proceed to their classrooms, and to the parents before entering the church proper at 10:00 AM. A “welcoming” breakfast table will be offered during the coffee/social hour after the service, giving the adults, teachers and children time to socialize.
Each Sunday, Church School class sessions will begin at 9:55 a.m. in the classrooms on Level One. All children will be lead by the teachers into the church to join their families for Holy Eucharist at the Peace Exchange.
St. John’s offers opportunities for children of all ages to grow spiritually, learn about their faith, and become a vibrant, giving part of the community. Our teachers mentor the children to grow in their faith in God through the learning and active participation in lectionary-based lessons about the Episcopal ministry involving discussion, activities, music, and the arts. The vision of the Church School curriculum, Seasons of the Spirit, focuses on shaping and transforming the lives and communities of learners through shared experiences of the Sunday readings.
St. John’s Church is blessed with a dedicated, energetic, and creative group of volunteer teachers and desk attendants from the parish. The Church School year-long calendar, registration forms, Parent Participation Surveys, and outreach opportunities, can be found on the St. John’s Church School webpage.
Please feel free to contact Lynda Hammond (201)-788-0433, Church School Coordinator, for further information regarding St. John’s Church School.
Church School Calendar
September and October 2018
September 9 Church School Opening – 9:45 AM – Parish Hall Gathering
September 16 Family Service: 10:00 AM, No Church School
September 23 Church School – 9:55 AM - Classrooms
September 30 Church School – 9:55 AM - Classrooms
October 7 Church School – 9:55 AM - Blessing of the Animals
October 14 Church School – 9:55 AM
October 21 Family Service: 10:00AM with Choristers and Cherubs, No Church School
October 28 Church School – 9:55 AM
October 29 Church School – 9:55 AM