CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
We have journeyed through Pentecost, learning the many stories of Jesus' love for his people during his life time. We learned through Jesus' teachings, how to love one another today. How his followers continued as his disciples teaching others and spreading Christianity throughout the land. On All Saints' Day we learned that we too are children of God, loved by Him forever, and God wants us to be His followers, to bring others to know about Jesus' love and workers in the Kingdom of God.
In December, Advent will be a new beginning of learning the hope of God's people--His promise of love, joy and peace to come.
The birth of Christ Jesus. An active time in the Church calendar for all to rejoice !
Youth will be invited to participate in the lighting of the Advent wreath each Sunday, ... to read out loud the Advent messages.
We will be having our annual Christmas Tableaux, on December 16th. Where all the children and youth are invited to participate in dressing in biblical attire to act out the Christmas story, bringing the Word to "life".
During Christmas Eve Day, there will be opportunities for the youth to participate in either, Gather At the Manger 3:30 p.m. for the very young saints, or the Family Service held at 7 p.m. Shirley will be calling to see where you can participate.
Please plan on being apart of the Christmas message.
DECEMBER - Season of Advent
02 - Advent Sunday 1 - FAMILY SERVICE: Please join us. The youth lead in liturgy, familiar hymns, songs, and poetic Power point
09 - Advent Sunday 2 - regular class
16 - Advent Sunday 3 - no class - CHRISTMAS TABLEAUX - please have children arrive early to dress and prepare for tableau
23 - Advent Sunday 4 - regular class
24 - CHRISTMAS EVE DAY SERVICES: Gather at the Manger 3:30 p.m. ; Family Service 7 p.m.
30 - regular class
06 - The Epiphany of the Lord - Family
13 - The Baptism of the Lord -
20 - 2nd Sunday after Epiphany - regular class
27 - 3rd Sunday after Epiphany - regular class
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
P.A. FUN FRIDAYS 2018-2019(please cut out and save!)
Parents/youth: I am planning to continue with theP.A. Fun Fridays next school year, which occur on the scheduled P.A. Days for elementary/secondary, or just elemen-tary grades with the Trillium Lakes District School Board.
There is a time change for these days. TheNEW TIME will be: beginning at 10 a.m. and pickup will be 3:30 p.m.
I will be inserting some shorter times on certain Fridays according to the December first day of holiday time and during the month of May where there is no P.A. Day scheduled.
All these P.A. Fun Fridays are open toall youth aged 5 - 11 years ! Our youth are welcomed to invite their friends! Spaces will be limited
The upcoming P.A. Fun Fridays for the school calendar year 2018 - 19 for the Trillium Lakes School Board are as follows:
October 26 - Harvest Fun Day and outing event in afternoon
November 23 - Advent and Library outing in afternoon
December 21 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Christmas Lunch Party in hall
February 01 - ice skating at Summit Center in a.m., hall use in afternoon
April 05 - Spring Fling and Library outing in afternoon
April 18 - MAUNDY THURSDAY activity TBA
May (Friday to be announced) a Friday evening of games/pizza night 4:00 - 7 p.m.
June 07 - our last P.A. Fun Friday - bowling in afternoon
PARENTS: Please let me know whether you child and friends will be coming. Thank you. Permission form is posted on our website: http://www.allsaintshuntsville.ca
FUNDRAISERS - FOR OUR YOUTH MINISTRY
After some of our upcoming Family Services, during regular coffee hour there will be a fundraiser lunch served to raise funds for our Youth programs.
Parents and youth please plan on participating to help raise funds for our Youth Ministry - through either a donation of food, or helping to cook or serve.
Parents and friends of the youth your support is appreciated!
November Family Service - afterwards a Lunch of Soup and Sandwich (possibly our Veteran's Lunch)
January Family Service - afterwards a Chili/salad/rolls Lunch
February Family Service - afterwards a Lunch - menu TBA
Please let Joy know how you can help out.
Church School Registration
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!