CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
LENT is upon us; and as we journey through the season of
Lent, we greet each day as time well spent with God, a time of renewal.
A time of intimate prayer, a time of reflection on one self and
Time to look deeper into our faith, on our own, studying the
bible; learning through church school, all the while
The children have been hearing the Sunday Gospel lessons, reviewing Jesus' 40 days in the Wilderness, learning about prayer and in many ways what Lent is in the church year, how these lessons can apply to our lives today.
Attendance throughout the year is important to fully understand Jesus' life story. He came to earth to teach us how to love and care for one another. As we encourage one another, we strive to; "Teach me the way in which I should walk..." Psalm 143
We pray for all of you, whether you
are present in class or not.
APRIL 2019 (note service time changes)
V 07 - FAMILY SERVICE - Please join us for familiar hymns & songs, Poetic PowerPoint, children-led liturgy
V 14 - PALM SUNDAY - The Church School is rearranged for the
"Journey with Jesus" from His entry into
V 16th - Seder Supper where all the family is invited to join
as one family to hear the lessons of the
V 18th - Maundy Thursday - children are invited to join Dawn
in a children's Seder supper before the
V 20th - Holy Saturday - a special service of light and life.
V 21 - EASTER SUNDAY - An egg hunt to follow the 10 a.m. service.
V 28 - FAMILY SERVICE - Join us for familiar hymns & songs, Poetic power point, children-led liturgy
V 05 - regular classes
V 12 - regular classes - Mother's Day Tea luncheon, during Coffee Hour.
V 19 - regular classes -
V 26 - regular classes -
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
We had a fun filled day for those who came for our February
1st P.A. Fun
Our next P.A. Fun Friday will be on April 5th, "Spring
Fling" where we will attend Partners Hall,
When we return to our Sutherland Hall, we will be presented with an array of mediums to use to be able to create our own piece of artwork to represent GOD HERE AMONG US! or AWAKING SPRING! All artwork will be displayed on the walls of our hall. Come with an open mind. Artistic or not, you can be creative! Yes you can! If you prefer you can bring a picture of Spring, (flower, scenery, new plants sprouting, baby animal) to draw.
In the afternoon we will have games and activities, relating to bible verses. Lots of prizes (candy) and lots of fun!!
In the month of May there are no P.A. Days, but a Friday evening after school, MAY 10 OR 24 ARE OPEN. Let me know what works best for you.
We will have Pizza/other foods, and a fun filled games night. Bring your board games, bring your friends and expect to be challenged!!
Our last P.A. Day of the school year will be on Friday, June 7th for a.m. activities then lunch and bowling at the Huntsville Bowling Lanes.
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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!