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.
The current program is both well-rounded and diversified consisting of religion class and music. Each month, students receive a spiritual message in the sanctuary. Additionally, students participate in the different duties surrounding the Sunday Divine Liturgy. Students are also encouraged not only to serve the church but also their community. It is the hope that through this curriculum, a greater understanding of faith and culture is instilled in our students.
The current curriculum is provided by the Christian Education Council under the direction of the Western Diocese and our teachers incorporate additional material.
Sunday School begin at 10:30am
1st Sunday: Every month a new special presentation, plus Garden Ministry classes
2nd Sunday: Student service day in church with family. receive communion, hear children’s sermon, sing in choir, and serve on the altar.
3rd Sunday: Religion class by grades
4th Sunday: Religion class by grades
5th Sunday: Special Projects day
St. John Sunday School serves children in Pre-K through 8th grade.
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.
- Help host a coffee hour after church when Sunday
Family day is a wonderful tradition at St. John Armenian Church. On the second sunday of the month all of our students attend church with their family. The kids are encouraged to participate in various ways with the help and coordination of the Sunday School staff. Here are some ways they can participate:
- Sit with the family and other students
- Sing in the choir
- Participate in Kiss of Peace
- Boys may serve on the altar
- Read the confessional along with other students
- Receive Holy Communion
- Hear a special youth sermon offered by Fr. Mesrop