Akaloo! Sunday School
Sunday School is held during the 11:00 a.m. worship service each Sunday. Children begin worship with their families, then following a short theme conversation, the children proceed to their classes downstairs. After instruction and activities of the Sunday School program are completed, the children rejoin their families for the rest of the worship service. Those who have completed the Life in the Eucharist program receive the Holy Communion with their families.
Children range in ages from four to eleven, and are organized in classes according to their age. Eight teachers, sometimes assisted by older youth of the parish, teach classes from September to June.
The curriculum currently being used is called Akaloo!. "Akaloo" is a shortened form of the Greek "akalouthein" which means "to follow". The purpose of the Akaloo program is to make disciples, or followers, of Jesus. The five units of learning in the Akaloo program are:
In addition to the regular Sunday School classes, the children contribute to and are involved with the life of the parish in various activities, such as the Fall Fair, the Breakfast with Santa, Advent and Ascensiontide celebrations, and the Sunday School Picnic.
- Discovering the Bible
- Experiencing God
- Becoming a Disciple
- Celebrating Church
- Embracing the World