12:45 PM - 1:05 PM : General Session
1:10 PM - 1:50 PM : Individual Classes
*Bala Balika Samajam is held once a month.
*Bible Workshop (BRS) distributed twice a month
The main intention of Sunday school is to provide education to children about the history of the church and the Bible. We seek to develop a character that provides good behavior. Our Sunday School format was developed in late 1964 with the name “Orthodox Sunday School Association of the East” (OSSAE). Our Sunday School like others in OSSAE, conduct church level and Area and Diocese level activities.
The St. Mary’s Sunday school started in July 2011, at the same time the St. Mary's church was founded. From then on, the Sunday school is fully alive and functioning according to the guidelines presented to us by the Diocese of South West America. A dedicated team of teachers and substitute teachers are handling classes ranging from Pre-K to the 12th Grade.
Sunday School classes are held every Sunday after the Holy Qurbana. A typical Sunday School day starts with a General Session for teaching students songs, prayers, liturgy, important dates, and hymns. After the General Session, each class meets with its class teacher.
Extracurricular activities are held throughout the year such as Bala Balika Samajam, Orthodox Vacation Bible School (OVBS), Bible Read and Study (BRS) assignments, Annual Talent Competition, and Christmas Day Celebration which include a variety of Christian themed programs presented by each class or group.
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