Spanning generations, this program nurtures our most precious resource, our children. Children raised in this program are taught the spiritual values of Greek Orthodoxy, and are given a moral compass to guide them for the rest of their lives. The goal of our program is simple: we wish to share the message of Christ’s love with our children and for them to live that message every day of their lives as they grow into the adults who will shape our world.
Our Sunday School, equipped with the latest and best teaching aids, a sound yet flexible curriculum, and staff by qualified teachers, has the following three goals:
- To educate our children spiritually and morally, in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the faith and traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church.
- To develop in our children the habit of attending church regularly, studying the Scriptures, and participating conscientiously in the worship and sacramental life of our church.
- To cultivate in our children a Greek Orthodox conscience and devotion to our ideals and to prepare them so that they become faithful and devoted dynamic members of our church, our community, and our country.
We are happy to have your children participate in the Christian Education program at St. Nicholas this 2022-2023 year. Families will worship together during the Divine Liturgy and the children will be dismissed after Holy Communion to their Christian Education classes. We will educate our students with the fundamental knowledge of the Orthodox Christian Faith, its message of Salvation and our identity as Orthodox Christians. To equip students with the ability to practice their Orthodox Faith in worship, prayer and action. Father John will kick-off our year with an Agiasmos Service (Blessing of Water), September 11, 2022 to bless the teachers, students and classrooms.
We use the material developed at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Department of Religious Education and, in doing so, we cover all aspects of the faith like Feast Days, Hymns, Prayers, Sacraments, Saints, Church History and Scripture.
The classes and teachers are listed below:
- Pre-Kindergarten class/must 3 or 4 years old and potty trained-
Maria Babb, Katina Johnson, Eleni Babcock and Melissa Moxen
- Kindergarten and 1st grade class-
Anna Feliberti, Andrea Galanides and Leslie Ullom
- 2nd and 3rd grade class-
Laura Todorovic, Elena Bruno and Maria Maddox
- 4th and 5th grade class-
Louisa Cook and Cheryl Tutko
- 6th, 7th and 8th grade class-
Tommy Cusmina, JoAnn Cusmina and Andrew Wickard
- 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade class-
Jaccy Colton, Zach Walla, Pete Galanides and Ed Ullom
Registration is ONLY NECESSARY IF you were not in a class last year at St. Nicholas OR if your contact information has changed since last year. If you are uncertain about either, please provide the information below.
Grade in School__________
Allergies or Medical Conditions__________________
Cell Phone Number_____________________
May we text this Phone Yes/No
May we take your child’s picture? Yes/No
Please send all registrations to:
Attention: Leslie Ullom/CE registration
Listed below are ALL the Sundays in this 2022-2023 teaching year.
Please make attendance a priority and come every Sunday because this is the key to how effectively the lessons taught will reach our children and consistency makes your child feel more comfortable in church and in the classroom. On the Sundays, where you see NO CLASS, we are in church and the students are participating in worship at the Divine Liturgy, some of those times the students are involved in a procession.
September 11 Agiasmos Blessing and 1st Day in CLASS/ Ministry Open House
September 18 Teaching Liturgy/Picnic after CLASS
October 16 Teacher’s Meeting after CLASS
October 23 General Assembly after Liturgy and CLASS
October 30 Trunk or Treat @ 5PM
November 27 NO CLASS-Thanksgiving weekend
December 11 Students participate in Christmas Pageant at the end of the Liturgy-NO CLASS
December 25 NO CLASS-Christmas Day
January 1 NO CLASS-NY Day
January 8 Students will have Vasilopita in each classroom
February 12 Teacher’s Meeting after CLASS
March 5 Students participate in ICON PROCESSION in Church/Oratorical Festival-NO CLASS
March 19 Students participate in HOLY CROSS PROCESSION in Church-NO CLASS
April 9 Students participate in PALM PROCESSION in Church-NO CLASS
April 16 GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA-NO CLASS-Agape Service @ 11AM and Egg Hunt to follow
May 14 Mother’s Day
May 21 Scholarship Sunday & Reception-NO CLASS
June 4 Pentecost
June 11 Christian Education Awards and Luncheon
But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Praying for a prosperous year of learning and growing in Our Faith, with love in Christ,
Leslie Ullom, Director
Phone: (757) 477-6659