All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church

Sunday School

Christ the Teacher

Christ the Teacher
by the hand of Kh Denise Reardon

The function of All Saints children’s Church School is to nurture the religious and spiritual development of our children through both formal and informal instruction in the beliefs and practices of Orthodox Christianity.

All Saints church school meets every Sunday, beginning the second weekend in September and ending on the feast of Pentecost. We meet for approximately 45 minutes, immediately following Divine Liturgy. The children’s program serves preschool through high school. In addition, there is an adult church school class (led by Fr. Patrick), and a nursery for infants and toddlers.

All visitors are invited to join us for coffee, snacks, and Sunday School immediately after Divine Liturgy.

Curriculum development

Our church school teachers meet 3-4 times during the course of the school year to ensure that we stay on track and to plan for additional special lessons as time allows.

Periodically, the church school director holds meetings of parent/teacher groups to consider curriculum revisions. Our standards for units of study at All Saints include a focus on materials which are visually/graphically interesting, lessons that are interactive as well as theoretical, and vigilance regarding content.

Special programs/speakers are also scheduled for the entire church school. These programs include:

Except for our very successful music program, not all of these special programs are done every year. In the 2012/2013 school year, we plan to partner with some of our long-term missionaries in order to increase the students’ awareness of, and participation in, the mission work of the church.

Special events

Each year, we try to do some type of special presentation. This year, we are planning a Nativity pageant to be held on Sunday December 16th.

On our patronal feast of All Saints, we have our year-end festivities. This includes the presentation of gifts to all students, and honoring of our graduates. Our year-end gift program consists of components of a personal prayer corner and library, with recommendations for parents and students regarding the development of a personal habit of prayer and spiritual reading. We also have a display of the students’ work downstairs in the basement, and a short performance of Liturgical music by the students immediately after Liturgy.

Our staff for the 2012/2013 year is:

Director: Assistant Directors: Teachers: Teaching assistants:

We thank you all for your prayers and support.