CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Dear Parents and Youth:
Thank you to all who helped and supported in the Chili Lunch in January and the Soup and Sandwich lunch in February; your participation helped raise $250 for our Youth Ministry here at All Saints'! Thank you to all the parents, and those coffee hour people who helped serve, and especially THANK YOU to all those who attended our luncheon fundraisers, to make it such a success !
Thank you to those youth who have participated in our January, February and March Family Services. With all the March Break holidays; inclement weather, and illness' of the colds and flu that winter presents us, our attendance has been down. We look forward to the warmer days coming, and youth once again filling our pews.
March Holy week begins with our children & youth participating in the
Palm Sunday Passion during the service. The
Easter Sunday the children and youth will participate in the EASTER FAMILY SERVICE at 11 a.m.
Following the service, all children in attendance, please join us for the Egg Hunt.
© 01 EASTER SUNDAY - FAMILY SERVICE at 11 a.m. Children lead in liturgy, songs, along with a PowerPoint. Join us afterwards for an Egg Hunt, outside weather permitting, or in the Church room.
© 08 - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Regular classes
© 15 - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Regular classes
© 22 - 4th Sunday of Easter - Regular classes
© 29 - 5th Sunday of Easter - Regular classes
- FAMILY SERVICE at 10 a.m. Children lead in liturgy, songs, with a
© 13 - 7th Sunday of Easter - Regular classes
© 20 - PENTECOST SUNDAY - Wear red! Regular classes
© 27 - Trinity Sunday - Regular classes
- FAMILY SERVICE Children lead in liturgy, songs, with a
© 10 - 3rd after Pentecost - regular classes
© 17 - 4th after Pentecost - regular classes
© 24 - 5th after Pentecost - regular classes
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
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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!