CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Church school will be resuming back in the basement of the Church during the next few months during the winter months. We will try to make the children as comfortable as we can. There will be a JAG list provided for Gospeller/Teachers. Please parents let me know of your availability.
November the children made individual Advent Wreaths and Advent chains, to remind them of the four Sundays in Advent – HOPE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, leading up to CHRISTMAS. Each Sunday in December, the Advent wreath is lit by one of the youth. Please parents refer to your assigned Sunday for your child.
v Sun. Dec. 17:
3rd of Advent - JOY candle lit on Advent wreath - Service of Scripture
v Sun. Dec. 24: 4th of Advent - LOVE candle lit on Advent wreath - NOTE: TIME CHANGE 9:30 A.M. for the one morning service
v Christmas Eve Day 3:30 p.m. Gather at the Manger; 7 p.m. Family Christmas Service Youth leading the liturgy, Christmas music; 10 p.m. Christmas Service with special music, Candle light service. Hope to see you at one of our special services!
v Monday Dec 25: Christmas Day - Jesus' Birthday ! 10 a.m. Church Service - no church school
v Sun. Dec. 31: - no church school
v Sun. Jan. 07: FAMILY SERVICE - Children lead liturgy with PowerPoint
v Sun. Jan. 14: 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - regular classes
v Sun. Jan. 21: 3rd Sunday after Epiphany - regular classes
v Sun. Jan. 28: 4th Sunday after Epiphany - regular classes
v See YES news for other events and
activities (next P.A. Fun Friday with be
v Please refer to Church School and JAG schedule for regular and Family services.
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
NEWS MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!
v January 7th after FAMILY SERVICE - A Chili lunch, with garlic bread, salad will be served. Youth are asked to help serve.
v This will be a fundraiser for our future Youth Group activities.
v Suggested cost $8 per person. Youth volunteers eat free!
v Parents are asked to help with donating ingredients to make a pot of chili, garlic bread, or salad to serve.
v Our next P.A. FUN FRIDAY will be on Ground Hog Day on Friday, February 2nd.
v Drop off your child at the Summit Centre, for 10 a.m.
v We will be spending time at the Summit Centre skating in the morning, from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
v Bring your own skates, helmet. Your parents are welcome to attend and skate with you !
v Bring your own lunch and drink to have at the Summit centre.
v Afternoon - Sutherland Hall for crafts of Silhouette making, self esteem mirrors; exploring our individual relationships with God, smore making, then free expression time with art supplies.
v Pick up time at 4 p.m. at Lower Sutherland Hall.
v NEXT P.A. FUN FRIDAYS DAYS ARE: APRIL 20th, JUNE 1st, JUNE 29th TBA
v SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 2018
v We need parents to help, set up tables, cooks in the kitchen; a dishwasher !
If anyone would like to help with any of the activities above, please contact Joy Stott or leave your name at the office.
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We are presently using the curriculum "Seasons of the Spirit". The lectionary based lessons enable children and parents to discuss the stories that they both have heard that morning.
The Church School follows the curriculum from September to the end of June. In the summer, there is a multi-age program for the children, many of whom are visitors. The lessons in the summer are the favourite Bible stories.
The Church School has co-coordinators, supported by a very capable and enthusiastic group of teachers. We also have a group of people who are “Friends of the Church School". These people make up “teams” that are responsible for one specific class - others help in administration and in creative and consultative capacities. We look to our Rector, Dawn Henderson, for spiritual and visionary direction. Sarah Spring, All Saints' music director, provides support in our music.
We have set up a Toddler program for ages 1to 3. The program has been equipped with toddlers in mind, & presents themes of important Bible Stories and events in the Church year.
The Church School resources include, a variety of craft materials, costumes, books, videos, tapes, toys, bible story kits, and musical instruments. Our books and videos have been catalogued, ready for sharing from our Church School library.
The Church School participates, with pageants, dramas, and special celebrations, on the church festival days such as All Saints’ Day, Christmas, Epiphany, Palm Sunday, Easter and Pentecost. Many of these have become annual traditions, and are built on each year.
The Church School children are active participants in the “Family” services with the older children reading, sharing the “Prayers of the People”, and the Youth Band providing the music.
The Church School has been involved in several outreach initiatives - Teddy Bears for the Ambulance services, children's books for Great Beginnings, sending Guatemalan children to camp, contributions to the Food Bank and the H.P.S. breakfast club.
The Church School communicates with the parents and children through notices in the Parish News, phone arounds and or mailings & e-mail for special events, and a Church School brochure. We have connections with other committees at All Saints’. The ACW and Fellowship and other “friends of the Church School” help us with various functions.
The Junior Acolyte Guild is wonderful transition for the church school children to become part of the ministry of worship. The JAGs are presenters, gospel bearers, torch bearers, and crucifers. Some of the older children, partnering with an adult are sidespersons.
The Church School is continually evolving and changing according to the needs of the children and the parish. Watch for updates on this website!