Dear Parents & Guardians: We are very happy to welcome your child to our church’s Sunday School program this year!
For the 2023- 2024 school year classes will run from 10:00am – 10:40am. Classes will be held on the first and third Sunday of each month, unless otherwise noted in the Sunday School Calendar and/or emailed by the Sunday School Director.
Sunday School permits a rolling admission, meaning, children are welcome to join at any point in the school year. Please keep in mind, children do benefit the most from regular attendance. All children are to meet their teacher’s downstairs between 9:55am – 10:00am, and will return upstairs at 10:40am to listen to our Gospel Reading and participate in our Divine Liturgy. Preschool will meet their parents/guardians in the Narthex, where we light our candles, while Levels 1, 2, and 3/Teen Talk are welcome to sit in the front pews reserved for Sunday School. After communion, children will not return downstairs, unless announced in advance.
- Preschool (ages 3-5)
- Level 1 (ages 6-8)
- Level 2 (ages 9-12)
- Level 3/Teen Talk (ages 13+)
For your convenience here are the scheduled dates for the 2023-24 school year.
Attach Calendar here
Our goals for this year:
This year’s main focus and the overall theme is The 12 Great Feasts of the Church. Refer to the attached document for you and your child that can be used for discussions at home. Reinforcement is key at any developmental age, so please feel inspired to engage in conversations with your child about Sunday School and The 12 Great Feasts of the Church, and likewise please feel comfortable chatting with us Sunday School teachers for ideas on how to do so. Click here for the 12 Feast Days document.
In addition to learning and understanding our Gospel Readings, each Level will practice learning the following prayer:
- Preschool – Lord Have Mercy
- Level 1 – The Lord’s Prayer
- Level 2 – The Creed
- Level 3/Teen Talk – familiarization with Psalms and daily scriptures
The students will be taught prayers in English; however, a copy is provided in Greek below. We encourage you to recite prayers in whatever language(s) feels natural; reciting prayers with your child will help them learn them and feel comfortable saying them out loud.
We want you all to know that we appreciate the opportunity to work with you in bringing the spirit and message of Our Lord Jesus Christ into the heart and life of your beloved child.
Thank you + God Bless,
Your St. Demetrios Sunday School Teachers