Sunday School takes place on Sunday mornings during the 10.30 a.m. service.
Children follow the Teacher out of church during the last verse of the first hymn and are brought back to join their parents/family members in time to take communion with them. The class is held in either the Parish Hall or in the West or Centre Rooms, which are located in the ‘West Wing’, just beyond the kitchen.
All children are most welcome from approximately ages four to early teens: the format is currently that of a ”Holy Moly”. “Holy Moly” is a Curriculum produced by Christian publisher “Sparkhouse”, which is affiliated with the Lutheran Church in the United States.
It is our aim to bring the Bible stories and simple aspects of worship, such as prayer and singing, to the children in age appropriate inter-active ways and activities that are interesting, joyful and fun.
We have several pairs of teachers who are scheduled in rotation, but we always need more! Orientation will be provided. If you are interested in helping, please contact me through the church office.
Lauren Wirtzfeld, Chair of the Sunday School Committee
SUNDAY SCHOOL – SERVICE WORK/OUTREACH
At St. Mary’s our Christian formation for our younger members is to teach them about scripture, unpacking for them the teachings of God as revealed through his written word to us. As our youth engage on this journey, we believe it is important for them to be challenged to live into the Word of God, and not just know it. To that end, our parish from time to time takes on additional activities, that allow the kids to live out a Christian calling of service and compassion. In 2019 our younger members have helped organize two programs. We have run a book drive, to help collect unneeded children’s books to send to Northern Communities and help build up under serviced libraries that have no children’s sections in them. Secondly, as St. Mary’s runs it’s ‘Out of the Cold’ program this winter, our youth have also been collecting ‘Travel Sized Toiletries’ to provide to our guests. If you would like to help our youth in their work or have an idea yourself of how our youth could partner with others in this component of their faith, please connect with our Sunday School Team as you are able.