CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Hope your family enjoyed the summer, travelling, vacationing, visiting with family and friends ... despite the rainy weather!
This summer at All Saints' we welcomed 21 children during, July 24 - 28th for an exciting time with our DAY CAMP - ' ON FIRE ! ' program by Crosstalk Ministry! Enthusiatically directed by Chelsea Stillwell, Team Leader and Kelvin Alvarado (puppetee, musician).
Everyone, staff and children, enjoyed the experience and we are looking forward to another Vacation Bible School Day Camp in March and summer of 2018! TBA
Please plan on P.A. Fun Fridays again this year! (see YOUTH GROUP for details).
We are hoping to resume our regular Church School classes later in September on 17th. This delay is due to our construction of the narthex and flooding issues in the Church School area. We may have to temporarily relocate our Church School to the hall.
Participation in the services, begins with a Baptismal Family Service on September 03.
then a Harvest Thanksgiving Family Service, Oct. 01. Please inform me your availability.
Sun. Sept. 03Rd : A Baptismal Family Service – welcoming a new little one into the family
of All Saints'. The youth lead the liturgy and participate in the
service. Join us for great music, bible story by the Parish Poet,
active inter-generational worship – all on power point!
Sun. Sept. 17Th : 15th Sunday after Pentecost – Back to Church – lesson and activities
(in the Lower Sutherland hall? TBA)
Sun. Sept. 24Th: 16th Sunday after Pentecost – regular classes (in the hall? TBA)
Sun. Oct. 01St: All Saints Harvest Family Service – service on Power Point, youth lead
the liturgy and participate in the service. Join us as we celebrate Gods
bountiful harvest with inter-generational worship – all on power point!
Sun. Oct. 08Th: 18th Sunday after Pentecost – regular classes
Sun. Oct. 15Th: 19th Sunday after Pentecost – regular classes
Sun. Oct. 22Nd: 20th Sunday after Pentecost – regular classes
Sun. Oct. 29Th: 21st Sunday after Pentecost – regular classes
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
Greeting Parents and Youth:
We are providing a fellowship time for your children to meet up with and make friends within a relaxed (not hurried), structured, Christian based program.
We are continuing with the P.A. Fun Fridays for 2017-18 school year.
This year there will be a nominal cost involved.
This program will be for school aged children only (4 – 12 yrs) and pre-registration is a must!
You will be able to drop off and pick-up your child between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Youth are to bring their own lunches with water bottle. Healthy snacks will be provided.
For each individual P.A. Day there will be spaces available according to staff availability.
You will be notified of any changes. Family and friends are most welcome!
So, Please register early!
Surprise guests & outings, dancing, singing, games, crafts, cooking classes, activities, theme days, lots to do! fun with friends!
All learning about Jesus' love for us, through song and stories !
Please mark your calendars, and register EARLY !
P.A. FUN FRIDAYS ARE:
October 06 February 02 June 01
November 24 April 20 June 29 (tba)
NEW ! Vacation Bible School - Day Camp during March Break !
Monday, March 12 – Friday, March 16th
Contact the church office 705 789 2216 to register early
Please give Cathie your name, email, and contact number
See you there!
Joy S. Y.E.S. Of All Saints' Youth Coordinator
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!