Welcome to St. Andrew’s Sunday school. Our classes meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM (during the service) throughout the academic school year, from September to June. We currently have 40 children ranging in age from 3 years old through 7th grade enrolled in our Sunday school program.
Children enrolled in St. Andrew’s Sunday school learn about God’s promises from lessons in the Witness curriculum, which is based on Old and New Testament stories. Children experience their lessons in arts and crafts, interactive lessons with music and many hands-on activities.
Our teachers teach children to read and understand the Bible, follow the church service, prepare for 1st Communion, and appreciate the myriad other gifts that are brought to them through Christ’s teachings.
Some other activities that our Sunday school children are involved with include:
- Sunday School Christmas Pageant
- Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
- Harvest Sunday
- Children’s choir
- And many, many more…
Sunday School Update for November
Sunday School is going smoothly, and we began our monthly Harvest Sundays on Oct. 7th by bring donations of pet food for the local animal shelter since it was also “Blessing of the Animals” in the afternoon. The children enjoyed helping their furry friends and we will now continue to collect food for the needy on the first Sunday of each month when they also hear a message from Pastor Dave.
We celebrated “Bring a Friend to Sunday School” on Oct. 14th and were happy to welcome three children to spend the day with us.
Also, on Oct. 14th, the children in the Chapel House were treated to a special presentation about the Bible by Cyndi Clark. We want to thank Janet Haggblom for sharing the materials which she had used for many years when sharing her knowledge and faith with the children.
In November, Cyndi will be doing another presentation about Advent as we get ready to celebrate the birth of Christ. We are thankful to both Janet and Cyndi for all their help in educating our children.
On Oct. 28th, the 1st graders will receive their Catechisms and the 3rd/4th graders will receive their Bibles. Since we adopted a new Sunday School curriculum this year, we are using a new kid-friendly version of the Bible. We look forward to this special event each year as the children will use these books to continue to build their faith and learn of God’s love and promise of forgiveness and everlasting life.
As the holidays are rapidly approaching, please take time to discuss the Christmas pageant with your child and let me know by Nov. 11th if your child wants a speaking part.
The following are some important dates to keep in mind for late October and November:
October 28th – Catechism & Bible Dedication – 1st and 3rd/4th graders
November 4th – Harvest Sunday
Nov. 18th – Pageant Rehearsal during Sunday School
Nov. 25th – Pageant Rehearsal during Sunday School
I will continue to send reminders of events via e-mail so please be sure to return your child’s “Contact Information Sheet” to the office or your child’s teacher at your earliest convenience so we are able to reach you. If you need a new sheet, please let me know.
If your child’s box of offering envelopes is depleted, please contact me and I will provide you with a new box. These are not dated so they can be used in successive years until finished.
We are always looking for more people to join our Sunday School staff so please consider volunteering as a teacher, helper, etc. We’d love to have you! The Christmas pageant will be held on Dec. 16th and we always need help with that!
As always, please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. You can reach me via phone at 914-715-9546 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
Looking forward to seeing you all each Sunday!