We believe the overall purpose of Church School is to begin sharing with our children the love of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly complex world.
Church School opens September 2019 and will continue through June 2020. We have open enrollment. Children can start attending at anytime during the year. All children meet together in the Children's Chapel at 10:15 a.m. to share opening prayer time and receive announcements before grouping off by age into their classes. The students join the 10:30am service after the Peace to receive their communion.
We use The Sunday Paper Jr. Curriculum for grades Pre-K–2nd grade. This is an online fully intergraded lectionary-based Christian Education Curriculum. We will integrate Living the Good News Curriculum for grades 3rd - 7th. Living the Good News Curriculum uses materials our teachers and children will be able to manipulate when telling Bible stories.
Confirmation prepares children to be confirmed in the Episcopal faith. Therefore attendance is extremely important. Children in grades 8–9 are eligible for this class. Children in confirmation will learn about Episcopal Worship, The Eucharist, The Creeds, The Baptismal Covenant, The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, The Episcopal Catechism, Prayer and their own Spiritual Journey. Community service is also required for confirmation.
Our Youth in Post Confirmation use the ‘Scripture Verse’ of the day and will discuss how it is relevant to their lives. They also discuss issues confronting young people in their daily lives. Community service is a requirement for this group.
Our teachers are volunteer members of the church. Parents are asked to support the Church School by bringing, or sending their children to class faithfully and by discussing the weekly lesson at home. Parents are also expected, when needed, to volunteer as chaperone.
Our 2019 Christmas Presentation will be held during coffee hour on December 22, 2019. Please bring family and friends to support the children.
Although our Church School is small, we have seen signs of growth. If you feel you have the call to become a Church School teacher please speak to one of the clergy.
Our students for this Church School year are grouped as follows:
Ages 2 -- 4
Ages 5 -- 8
Ages 9 -- 12
311 Huguenot Street New Rochelle, NY10801 914 632-5368