Sunday School is after Communion until 12:15 for the following age groups:

Age 3-6 meet in Atrium I on the second floor. Teacher: Lisa Francis

Age 6-9 meet in Atrium II on the second floor. Teacher: Pam Vosler

Age 9-12 meet in Atrium III on the second floor. Teacher: Sheila Cobb

Grades 7-8 and 9-12 meet in Rose Hall at the table by the piano. Teachers: Mike Lewis and Mark Norris

Descriptions:

Our Sunday School curriculum for children ages 3 to 9 is based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, which is a Montessori style Sunday School experience developed by Sofia Cavalletti.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd promotes the unique relationship that children have with God, particularly prior to age 6. The growth of that relationship should be assisted by the adult catechist, but is directed by the Spirit of God within the child. Children need their own place to foster the growth of that relationship, through tangible but indirect means.

For children ages 9 thru 12, we use the Living the Good News Curriculum, which is based on the heritage of the Episcopal Church and the lectionary year. Living the Good News emphasizes the liturgical seasons of the year and is based on scripture, tradition and reason. A goal of Living the Good News is discovering God in the liturgy and symbols of the church as well as in the people of God.

For young people ages 12-18, our Teen Program Jr. & Sr. High Youth meet by the piano in Rose Hall following the 10:15 a.m. worship service.  They write letters to our homebound, play games, and enjoy the fellowship of one another.

Sunday School Schedule

Sunday School Schedule 2018-2019

September 

9/9 - first day of class

9/16 - class 

9/23 - class 

9/30 – no class /Youth Hospitality/Fifth Sunday

 October

10/7 - no class/Blessing of the Animals 

10/14 - class 

10/21 - class 

10/28 - Fall Break/no class

10/31 - Vigil of All Saints-Halloween 

November

11/1 -All Saints Day

11/4 - class/All Saints Day

11/11- class 

11/18 - Thanksgiving baskets/no class

11/22- Thanksgiving Day

11/25 - Thanksgiving Break/no class

December

12/2 - Advent/class 

12/9 - Advent/class 

12/16 - Advent/class 

12/23 - Advent/Christmas break/no class

12/24 - Christmas Eve

12/25 - Christmas Day

12/30 - no class Christmas Break

 January

1/ 6 - Epiphany/Christmas Break/no class

1/13 - Epiphany/no class/Annual meeting

1/20 - Epiphany/class 

1/27 - Epiphany/class Jr. & Sr. High Diocesan Winter Youth Retreat at Wawasee Center

February 

2/ 3 - class 

2/10 - class 

2/17 - class 

2/24 - class

 March 

3/3 - class

3/ 5 - Shrove Tuesday

3/ 6 - Ash Wednesday

3/ 8 - Stations of the Cross

3/10 - Lent/class

3/15 - Stations of the Cross

3/17 - Lent/class

3/22 - Stations of the Cross

3/24 - Lent/class

3/29 - Stations of the Cross

3/31 - Lent/no class/Spring Break /Youth Hospitality/Fifth Sunday

April 

4/ 5 - Stations of the Cross

4/7 - no class/Spring Break 

4/14 - class/Palm Sunday

 4/18 - Maundy Thursday

4/19 - Good Friday

4/21 - no class/Easter 

4/28 - class

May 

5/5 - class 

5/12 - class 

5/19 - last class/Recognition Sunday/Acolyte promotion

 June

6/30 - Youth Hospitality/Fifth Sunday

 

Safeguarding God's Children Atrium I, II, III

The Church is called:

To receive, nurture, and treasure each child as a gift from God.

To proclaim the Gospel to children in ways that empower them to receive and respond to God’s love.

To follow the recommendations of the Safeguarding God’s Children Program provided by Praesidium Religious Services.

The following procedures more clearly define behaviors and practices that allow the church to more fully demonstrate its love and compassion for children in sincere and genuine relationships. These procedures are adopted to help St. Anne’s create safe environments for children and for those who minister to them.

Atrium I Supervision Procedures

Personnel: Only screened personnel and volunteers may work in Atrium I and must work in pairs. At least one person must be trained in Safeguarding God’s Children. No one under the age of 15 may work in Atrium I without adult supervision. Unscreened friends or family members on occasion may visit the classroom, but do not count toward the required number of volunteers and may not exercise authority. Volunteers in Atrium I must be unrelated to one another. All volunteers who are in Atrium I more than three times per year must be trained in Safeguarding God’s Children.

Coaching and Feedback: The Christian Formation Committee ministers the Christian Formation Program at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Members of the Christian Formation Committee will conduct coaching visits to Atrium I. The purpose of the visits will be to observe that the procedures for Safeguarding God’s Children are followed and answer questions to insure consistently-safe behavior and interactions with children.

Ratio in Atrium I: There must be two adult volunteers in Atrium I at all times. If two or more children are present, but only one adult volunteer, that volunteer may hold class only if class is moved to a location within sight of another adult (e.g., with another class or in Rose Hall during coffee hour). A ratio of two unrelated screened and trained adult volunteers to one child is also appropriate for holding class. Under no circumstances may one adult hold a class if only one child is present.

Bathroom procedures: Children age 3 and over will use the bathroom in the hallway outside Atrium 1 without assistance. Parents will be made aware that the child must be able attend to his/her bathroom needs without assistance.

Physical Environment: Paper, foil, or decorations may NOT be placed over the windows or door window. On occasion, classes may be held in other areas of the church e.g., the sanctuary, chapel, kitchen, or parlor. Appropriate child to teacher ratios must be met.

Reporting Concerns: Concerns about the Atrium I Program, and any concerns about a youth, child, or infant, should be reported to the Rector and Senior Warden.


The Church is called:

  • To receive, nurture, and treasure each child as a gift from God.
  • To proclaim the Gospel to children in ways that empower them to receive and respond to God’s love.
  • To follow the recommendations of the Safeguarding God’s Children Program provided by Praesidium Religious Services.

 The following procedures more clearly define behaviors and practices that allow the church to more fully demonstrate its love and compassion for children in sincere and genuine relationships. These procedures are adopted to help St. Anne’s create safe environments for children and for those who minister to them.

Atrium III Supervision Procedures

Personnel: Only screened personnel and volunteers may work in Atrium III and must work in pairs. At least one person must be trained in Safeguarding God’s Children. No one under the age of 15 may work in Atrium III without adult supervision. Unscreened friends or family members on occasion may visit the classroom, but do not count toward the required number of volunteers and may not exercise authority. Volunteers in Atrium III must be unrelated to one another. All volunteers who are in Atrium III more than three times per year must be trained in Safeguarding God’s Children.

Coaching and Feedback: The Christian Formation Committee ministers the Christian Formation Program at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. Members of the Christian Formation Committee will conduct coaching visits to Atrium III. The purpose of the visits will be to observe that the procedures for Safeguarding God’s Children are followed and answer questions to insure consistently-safe behavior and interactions with children.

Ratio in Atrium III: There must be two adult volunteers in Atrium III at all times. If two or more children are present, but only one adult volunteer, that volunteer may hold class only if class is moved to a location within sight of another adult (e.g., with another class or in Rose Hall during coffee hour). A ratio of two unrelated screened and trained adult volunteers to one child is also appropriate for holding class. Under no circumstances may one adult hold a class if only one child is present.

Physical Environment: Paper, foil, or decorations may NOT be placed over the windows or door window. On occasion, classes may be held in other areas of the church e.g., the sanctuary, chapel, kitchen, or parlor. Appropriate child to teacher ratios must be met.

Reporting Concerns: Concerns about the Atrium II Program, and any concerns about a youth, child, or infant, should be reported to the Rector and Senior Warden.

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