Sunday School

The Sunday School Mission

The purpose of St. John Sunday School program is to facilitate an opportunity for children to learn the fundamentals of Orthodox Christianity as taught by the Fathers of the Orthodox Church.  Additionally, St. John Sunday School provides an opportunity for children to learn their Armenian culture through song, art, and creative projects.

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Our Sunday School curriculum is well-rounded and diverse, featuring religious education, music, and special projects. Each month, students receive a spiritual message in the sanctuary, enhancing their connection to faith. Our engaging program introduces them to a range of spiritually and culturally significant topics, ensuring a relevant learning experience.

The current curriculum is provided by the Christian Education Council under the direction of the Western Diocese and our teachers incorporate additional material.

Monthly Schedule (Updated for 2023/2024)

Sunday School begins promptly at 10:30 AM and concludes between 12:15 AM and 12:30 PM. Please ensure your child is checked in and out by a parent or guardian.

  • 1st Sunday: Special Classes Presented by St. John Deacons, followed by participation in the Divine Liturgy.
  • 2nd Sunday: Religion class by grades.
  • 3rd Sunday: Religion class by grades.
  • 4th Sunday: Music Sunday with Nadima Avakian
  • 5th Sunday: Special Projects day.

After Sunday School Program Schedule (Classes are from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

1st and 3rd Sundays: Dance with Carol Kazarian

2nd and 4th Sundays: Armenian Language (Eastern) with Sona Kesecker

2nd Sunday: ACYO Juniors with Charles Cherezian

How you can help

There are many ways that you can get involved and help support St. John’s Sunday School program. As in all aspects of our Children’s lives, the more we get involved, the more we can instill in our children a sense of responsibility and convey the value of our faith.

  • Volunteer to help as an aid in the classroom.
  • Help coordinate a community service event or activity for our Sunday School kids.
  • Volunteer to teach a Sunday School session. Lessons are clearly explained and teaching materials are provided.

Articles about Sunday School

Special Guests Enrich Sunday School Program

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

In recent weeks, our St. John Sunday School has hosted several exciting guest speakers, each addressing a variety of topics. As part of our 'Get To Know Our Elders' program, Rita Takvorian shared her family's history and their connection to St. John, alongside insights into their successful business, Haig's Delicacies. On our newly designated 'Deacon's Sundays,' Dn. Kirk Hourdajian delved into the ranks of the clergy, while Dn. Andy Ylitalo emphasized the significance of the Eucharist. Louise Nalbandian led an engaging session on liturgical music, much to the delight of the children.

A Day of Devotion and Learning: Celebrating the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our parish was abuzz with activities, devotion, and the spirit of community. This special day not only marked a significant event in our liturgical calendar but also the joyous relaunch of our Sunday School.