CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Greetings everyone ! Hope everybody had a joyous Christmas and the New Year is a healthy, happy, blessed one for all !
I want to thank all the children and Youth for their participation in the TABLEAU during the Sunday, Dec. 17th service. The members of the parish, thoroughly enjoyed their presentation, which added to the reading of the Christmas Story!
Thank you, for your participation in all the Family Services, over the 2017 year; Advent readings and Christmas Services ! Many of you participated more than once during Christmas and we the parish appreciate your contributions to our services, bringing the readings, prayers, songs, to "life", and "Light".
As we now settle into our 2018 schedule, a reminder that Church school has resumed back in the basement of the Church during the services. Please respond to the call of our JAG list, and parents if you are able to assist even once every other month, or once in awhile as a teacher, please let me know.
Older youth can assist an adult teacher, during the Church School; on our P.A. Fun Days and during the upcoming March Break V.B.S.
We welcome your help and your hours can go towards your community hours for high school.
Sunday 04th: FAMILY SERVICE - Children lead liturgy, songs, presented with PowerPoint.
After the service there is a Soup and Sandwich lunch during regular coffee hour, in LSH, provided by parents to help fundraise funds for our Youth Ministries. Parents please contact Joy if you can make some sandwiches or even prepare a sandwich filling. Please join us !
Sunday 11th: (The Transfiguration of the Lord) - regular classes
Tues. 13th: Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Supper in LSH drop in 5 - 7 p.m. Youth/parents please help if you can.
Wed. 14th: Ash Wednesday Service - in Church (see listing)
Sun. 18th: 1st Sun. in Lent - regular classes
Sun. 25th: 2nd Sun. in Lent - regular classes
Sunday 04th: FAMILY SERVICE - Children lead in liturgy, songs, with PowerPoint. Please join us!
Sunday 11th: 4th Sun. in Lent - regular classes
Sunday 18th: 5th Sun. in Lent - regular classes
Sunday 25th: Sunday of the Passion PALM SUNDAY - travelling with Jesus' journey through the Passion
Tues. 27th: Seder Supper - families are invited to attend; opportunity for youth to participate.
Thurs. 29th: Maundy Thursday - Good Friday; see youth news for this event and services; Thursday night Chapel Vigil
Sat. 31st: Easter Vigil Holy Saturday
Sunday 01st: EASTER SUNDAY - NOTE Time Change - 9:30 Easter Service; 11 a.m. FAMILY SERVICE - Children lead in liturgy, songs, with PowerPoint. Please join us afterwards for Easter Egg Hunt.
Other Notes: See Y.E.S. news for other events and activities (next P.A. Fun Fridays will be April 20th, June 1st)
March Break V.B.S. March 12th - 16th 9 - 12 p.m.
Please refer to JAG Schedule
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
NEWS MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!
February 2nd P.A. Fun Friday
cost $5. for your child - whole day or $3 for youth to skate, $6 adult. Come morning or afternoon or stay ALL DAY !
Meet 10 a.m. at Summit Centre for Skating 10:30 - 12 p.m. Need to bring Skates, Helmut, gloves.
Bring own lunch and drink, eaten at Centre
Wear warm clothing, walking to Sutherland Hall
Games, Crafts, Art - Ground Hog Day/Reflection on self, relationship with God and Friends !
Pick up child at Hall by 4 p.m. REGISTRATION FORM ONLINE please call and let Joy know.
Next P.A. Fun Fridays - April 20, June 2nd
March Break "Camp" - "Let you Light So Shine!" Music, story time, crafts, activities, games!Let us learn S'more about Jesus !
WHEN - MARCH 12 - 16TH
TIME - 9 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
WHERE - SUTHERLAND HALL
WHO'S INVITED - YOUTH AGED 5 - 10 YEAR OLDS ! friends, and family welcomed !
WHAT TO BRING - INDOOR SHOES, FLASHLIGHT, IN A BACKPACK - may request some other items from home.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU AND FRIENDS ARE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AT THE CHURCH OFFICE - 705 789 2216 OR TEXT, EMAIL JOY STOTT - firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCH 29TH - 30TH Y.E.S. MAUNDY THURSDAY - GOOD FRIDAY SLEEPOVER-Friends are Welcomed!
ARRIVE AT SUTHERLAND HALL FOR 4 P.M. ON THURSDAY - MOVIE, AND SHARED SUPPER
ATTEND MAUNDY THURSDAY CHURCH SERVICE 7 P.M. AFTER-WARDS A BRIEF CHAPEL VISIT
Optional: SLEEPOVER IN LOWER HALL - friends are welcomed to stay !
PARENTS PICK UP YOUTH AFTER GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE. MORE DETAILS TO COME VIA EMAIL.
I am always open to parents volunteering at any of our events !
See you there!
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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!