CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
Information & dates for 2018-2019 - Fun Fridays
© No formal Church School for August, but resources are freely available in the Church School room for the school aged, and with a Nursery for toddlers.
© 09th - FAMILY SERVICE - Children lead in liturgy, songs, with a PowerPoint. Please join us! for a Fundraiser for Youth Ministry, A salad/Spaghetti Lunch. Thanks offering would be appreciated.
© 16th - regular class
© 23th - regular class
© 30th - regular class
SHIRLEY S & JOY S
All Saints’ Church School – Join us for: singing, stories, activities, crafts, and fun with friends.
The Youth group met for their last P.A. Fun Friday for this school year before summer holidays, on June 01. The youth met in the a.m. at the church hall and had a lesson on the gifts of the Holy Spirit or Fruit of the Spirit.
Jesus' promise to his disciples that he would send an advocate, to listen, pray, and help them with their mission and ministry.
We all have the same gifts as well: love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, patience, and self - control. The youth learned how to express these gifts and how they can use them in their day to day lives.
They did "Bible look-ups" and heard key words, and messages. Played Pictionary, and made a banner of the gifts they chose to express; they learned
a new action song, about the gift of the Spirit.
They played beachball soccer, ran races; and learned.. to run the race of faith, to receive the Crown of Glory. To keep striving in life to run toward that goal.
In the afternoon we went to the Huntsville Bowling Alley and we had a LOT OF SPARES and STRIKES! Snacks, laughs, and FUN !
Thank you to Pam Meunier who assisted in the morning. Thank you to: Susan Davis, and Tina Chatillon, who helped supervise at the Bowling Lanes.
The Bowling was paid for by our Youth Group Funds.
The dates for next school year's P.A. Fun Friday are posted online. Please sign up early !
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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - July 23 - 27th, 2018 9a.m. - 12 p.m. On the last day a light lunch was served from 12- 1 p.m. for all !.
I met with Beverly Van der Jagt and Beverly shared with me the V.B.S. program 'SHIPWRECKED-Rescued by Jesus" that her Deanery was sharing amongst themselves. This program from Group, was offered to us, to use by our church. During this week, the children's groups were called "Crews"; mixed ages of 5 - 11 years old, and they move quickly from Station to Station, from stories presented on videos, about the theme, "Shipwreck" with action songs; Game Station, to Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, Craft and Snack Stations. Each day lively action music helps to set the mood for an up beat, enthusiastic way of learning about Jesus! A week filled with Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team building games, cool Bible Songs, ... to see, hear, touch, and even taste as they learn.
Along with all of Michele Collins' creations...our Sutherland Hall has taken on the form of oceans of fun, surprise, amazement, and awe ! ...creatively and enthusiastically expressing the hope, faith, and love of Jesus as he rescues us. Michele you performed magic with your creativeness ! Thank you!
Many thanks goes out to Darla as our registrar, creatively crafting our shipwrecked name tags and one of our Crew Team Leaders; to Joy Biggar as our fabulous Snack Lady providing tasty treats for all ! Barb Willms our Projectionist and one of our Bible Adventure Leaders, along with Shirley Spiers, who opened our eyes to Jesus' love for us. To Danielle, for managing our Kindness Korner, shop! Danielle, Robin, Joy who were our other Crew Team Leaders. Joy S. was the Imagination Station and Game Station Leader. Dorothy Johnstone, Pam M. as helpers, and all others who donated funds or snack items and food for our closing "Sail Away Sendoff".
Bless all of you and THANK YOU, for a very successful Vacation Bible School for 2018 !
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We are presently using the curriculum "Seasons of the Spirit". The lectionary based lessons enable children and parents to discuss the stories that they both have heard that morning.
The Church School follows the curriculum from September to the end of June. In the summer, there is a multi-age program for the children, many of whom are visitors. The lessons in the summer are the favourite Bible stories.
The Church School has co-coordinators, supported by a very capable and enthusiastic group of teachers. We also have a group of people who are “Friends of the Church School". These people make up “teams” that are responsible for one specific class - others help in administration and in creative and consultative capacities. We look to our Rector, Dawn Henderson, for spiritual and visionary direction. Sarah Spring, All Saints' music director, provides support in our music.
We have set up a Toddler program for ages 1to 3. The program has been equipped with toddlers in mind, & presents themes of important Bible Stories and events in the Church year.
The Church School resources include, a variety of craft materials, costumes, books, videos, tapes, toys, bible story kits, and musical instruments. Our books and videos have been catalogued, ready for sharing from our Church School library.
The Church School participates, with pageants, dramas, and special celebrations, on the church festival days such as All Saints’ Day, Christmas, Epiphany, Palm Sunday, Easter and Pentecost. Many of these have become annual traditions, and are built on each year.
The Church School children are active participants in the “Family” services with the older children reading, sharing the “Prayers of the People”, and the Youth Band providing the music.
The Church School has been involved in several outreach initiatives - Teddy Bears for the Ambulance services, children's books for Great Beginnings, sending Guatemalan children to camp, contributions to the Food Bank and the H.P.S. breakfast club.
The Church School communicates with the parents and children through notices in the Parish News, phone arounds and or mailings & e-mail for special events, and a Church School brochure. We have connections with other committees at All Saints’. The ACW and Fellowship and other “friends of the Church School” help us with various functions.
The Junior Acolyte Guild is wonderful transition for the church school children to become part of the ministry of worship. The JAGs are presenters, gospel bearers, torch bearers, and crucifers. Some of the older children, partnering with an adult are sidespersons.
The Church School is continually evolving and changing according to the needs of the children and the parish. Watch for updates on this website!