We are so pleased to have your children participate in the Christian Education program at St. Nicholas this year and consider it an honor and a blessing to teach them about God. We hope to help them come closer to Jesus Christ through lessons taught, through their relationships with us and their classmates and through their participation in the life of the Church. Father John will kick-off our year with a Teaching Liturgy on Sunday, September 8, 2019 followed by the church picnic.
Our lessons are based on Old Testament and New Testament stories in the Bible, on Saints of the Church, Church History and the way we as Orthodox Christians worship.
Our primary focus is to teach Stewardship again this year. Teaching our children to recognize that our time, our talents and our treasures are gifts God has given each of us, and that we should offer a portion of those gifts back to God.
In our effort to teach Stewardship, we ask that you consider giving your child ‘A Gift for God’ to put in their class collection each Sunday. Also, we will be supporting Beach Bags to fight child hunger as 1 in 5 children lack proper access to food in our country, information forthcoming. Lastly, our teachers will plan projects to involve the students in the life of the Church throughout the year. These activities will help them understand that we should be thankful Stewards of the gifts God has given each one of us.
Our classes will start September 15, 2019 and go through May 31, 2020.
Classes will meet from 11:15 AM to 11:55 AM each Sunday except the following days:
Dec. 15 Christmas Pageant-Stay in Church
Mar. 1 Parish Oratorical Festival-Elementary Presentations-Stay in Church
Mar. 8 Sunday of Orthodoxy-Icon Procession-Stay in Church
Mar. 22 Sunday of the Holy Cross-Cross Procession-Stay in Church
Apr. 12 Palm Sunday-Palm Procession-Stay in Church
Apr. 19 Agape Service-Egg Hunt to Follow-No Class
May 31 CE Awards Day-Stay in Church
Please be vigilant about attendance each Sunday as this continuity is important since we see our students only once a week.
We appreciate your help and support.
With love in Christ,
Father John Manuel, Priest
The Christian Education Teachers-Maria Maddox (Nursery), Leslie Ullom and Andrea Galanides (PreK and K), Jaclyn Colton and Stavey Aspioti (1st-3rd grades), Louisa Cook and Ginny Passaris (4th-5th grades), Tom Cusmina (6th-8th grades), Sam Williams and John Moxen (9th -12th grades)