“And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.” [Matthew 18:6]
Christian education is an important element in raising our children to build strong foundations in life based on the Holy Scriptures.
Why Sunday School?
Education begins at home but Sunday School gives children the opportunity to focus on Bible stories and principles for Christian living in fellowship with other children in the blessed environment of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
How are sessions conducted?
Each week we focus on a different story from the Bible. Story-telling and hands-on activities are programmed to ensure children learn in a fun and interactive setting. Facilitators are sensitive to the language needs of children and conduct sessions bilingually.
When is Sunday School held?
Sessions are held every Sunday morning from 10:45 am. Regular attendance is highly appreciated and encouraged. Children are also warmly invited to join in Sunday School for a fun learning experience while parents partake in the Divine Liturgy.
The children are grouped in three age groups:
5 – 7 years
8 – 9 years
10 – 14 years
|10:30 am – 11:30am||Group prayer and start of lessons. Story by class book. Q & A, discussion, activities|
|11:30am – 11:45 am||Arts & Crafts, games/by choice|
|11:45am – 12:30 pm||Free play, games, afternoon tea|
|12:30 pm||Children are picked up by their parents|
In addition, Sunday School organises annual concerts and the Christmas Carols at the end of the year. Concerts can be both cultural and religious, mainly related to the five Holy Feasts on the Church calendar.
Who are the Facilitators?
Head teacher: Yereckin Hasmik Hambardzumyan
Teachers: Mrs Houry Kouzigarayan, Mrs Vachouhi Mardirossian
Coordinator: Mrs Anita Kocharians
Events’ Choreographer: Anna Harutyunian
Together they are a team of volunteers devoted to teaching and spreading the love of God. They recognise and encourage the significance of commencing religious education in children from an early age.
What resources are used?
Weekly Bible stories and messages are derived from a number of children’s ministry resources. Stories come alive each week with visual displays. Games, puzzle sheets and craft activities enhance lessons and stimulate comprehension in children.