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 opened September 2017 and will continue through June 2018. We have open enrollment. Children can start attending at anytime during the year. Our time is from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. All chidren meet together in the chapel to share opening prayer time and receive announcements. After, Grades Pre-K – 2, Grades 3 – 7 and the Confirmation class meets in their respective classes.
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 2017 Christmas Presentation will be held during coffee hour on December 17, 2017. 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:
Confirmation Class, Grades 8 and up
Grades 3 – 7
Grades Pre-K – 2
311 Huguenot Street New Rochelle, NY10801 914 632-5368