Welcome to the Assumption of the Theotokos
Greek Orthodox Cathedral Sunday School

 


“Grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Savior, Jesus Christ ” 

-2 Peter 3-18


 

SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE

ANGELA JOHNS, Director

 

MARIANNE ANTON

EFFIE CERRONE

CHARISSA GIANOS

ALEX MELISARATOS

KATHY STATHOPOULOS

ANTHEA STEFANOUDAKIS

2016-2017 SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS

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Religious education must take into account the whole personality and the whole life of the individual. It must stimulate and strengthen faith in God; fill the heart of the student with teachings which come from a powerful faith; and lead to a life in Christ toward which young and old alike should be ever growing. This life consists of understanding the meaning of Jesus Christ, His teaching for the life of today and, guided by the teachings of the Orthodox Church, translating it into daily conduct and character.

 

Our Sunday School serves children from age four to seniors in High School. Sunday School begins immediately following Holy Communion and lasts for a fifty minute period once class begins. We are generally finished by noon. Classes are taught in the basement of the Hellenic Community Center.

 

COMPLETE THIS REGISTRATION PACKET TO REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN AND

BRING IT TO CHURCH WITH YOUR CHECK OR CASH,

OR TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICE DURING THE YEAR.

WE NOW ALSO ACCEPT PAYPAL!

The Cathedral Sunday School is implementing two curriculums this year. Grades K-5 are using the curriculum provided by the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s Department of Religious Education. For grades 6-10 we are excited to use a new curriculum created by Orthodox parishes on the east coast. This is a cycling curriculum and is taught in four, year long classes. The one year classes include Old Testament, The Life of Christ, Church History, and, Sacraments, Feasts and Epistles. Over a period of four years regularly attending students will gain a strong foundation in our Orthodox Christian faith. Finally, Grades 11 and 12 cover contemporary moral topics to prepare them for living as an Orthodox Christian in America.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS & PROJECTS

Each year the Sunday School sponsors events and projects to enrich the experience of the children and bring our community together.

  • December 4th, St Nicholas pays a visit to the kids and leaves surprises behind!

  • February 5th, Godparent Sunday we host coffee and have time with our godparents.

  • February 26th, Oratorical Festival lunch and speeches.

  • April 8th, Lazarus Saturday Pancake Breakfast, egg hunt and fun activities.

To volunteer for any of these events, please use the form below.

 

FALL CHARITY PROJECT

To encourage the children learning by doing we do a fundraising project between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Last year we raised funds for “Bottles for Babies” an Orthodox charity that provides material support to unwed mothers and their babies.

 

This year we plan to raise funds to support the Taybeh Education Fund, an orthodox charity that provides education for Palestinian children in Palestine.

We would love your help with events and projects. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Angela Johns

 

RUN HIDE FIGHT TRAINING

This year the Sunday School staff will be participating in active shooter training so that we may be prepared in the event of a security breach during class. The teachers are all required to attend a mandatory course outside of class. Then on Sundays October 9, 15, and 23 the students will be taken in groups to be trained and drilled as well. Please make sure your students receive this vitally important training.

 

 

SNACK & MATERIALS DONATIONS

As you all may know, once the kids leave Liturgy they are hungry! Especially our older students. We have tried many things in the past few years from providing snack completely to asking parents to step up and sign up to bring snack. Because we couldn’t get enough parents to sign up consistently, this past year we are asking parents for a monetary donation for snack. We will go back to providing simple snacks in the classes on Sundays as well as continue our Donut Sunday treat at the beginning of each month. This is not to say that parents can’t bring in snack for their child’s classroom especially if there is a birthday or nameday. We recommend a minimum of $35 donation for snack per student.

 

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO BRING IN SNACK PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE ARE A NUT FREE PROGRAM!!!!

 

With the implementation of our new curriculum this year for grades 6-10 we have greatly increased the materials needed for each student. We are requesting a $20 materials donation to cover the costs of the materials for each student. They include a three-ring binder, page protectors, and assorted maps and color images.

 

We look forward to having your students in our Sunday School!

Thank you!

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