Sunday School

The Assumption Sunday Church School program welcomes children as young as two in our Little Lambs (parent & tot) class and offers classes from Pre-K through High School.  The child's Sunday Church School grade should correspond with their day school grade.   To register for Pre-K, your child must have celebrated his/her third birthday on or before September 1st of the school year.


Please click on the following link for this week's Orthodox Faith for Teens.  The message is offered by Fr. Peter Andronache of St. John the Baptist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   http://www.goreligiousedchicago.org/current-issue.html


Dear Church School Families,

We hope you had a wonderful summer. Our SCS team has been busy planning another important year in the spiritual life of our parish children.  We look forward to welcoming your children back as returning or new students for the 2017-2018 Church School year.  With your love and support not only will our SCS program flourish but also our parish and all in thanksgiving of our Lord’s blessings.

Be sure to complete the new and improved version of our SCS registration form by clicking the link below. This revision is a result of the feedback we received at our 1st Parent meeting and thanks to the assistance of Nina Diehl we were able to implement. In addition, we are excited to add back to our SCS program our Little Lambs class, this parent and tot class will now be led by an adviser.  Both of these are examples of how we can only improve our SCS program with your continued love, support and fresh ideas. 

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddrUUP7Jtap2B34B1wBaezbKUoqHAjdeWOb3nL7Uyz0d_gmA/viewform?usp=sf_link

“Train up a child in the way he shall go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6



Assumption Sunday Church School
Mission Statement

The purpose of Orthodox Christian Education is to help build up the Church, the Body of Christ, by nurturing every person in the life of personal communion with the Holy Trinity (theosis), and thus, through this ministry, to bear joyful witness to God's loving and redeeming work in the world.

The Orthodox Christian Education aims at the communication of the content of Christian truth in the context of concrete Christian living: believing, praying, worshipping, learning, applying, growing, sharing, serving and witnessing.

We accomplish these goals by providing age appropriate curriculum and faithful and enthusiastic individuals to teach our students.

Therefore, the mission of our Sunday Church School program is based on an approach which prepares the students with the principles of the Orthodox Faith, encouraging them to grow in God’s service. Our program builds a solid foundation for the children of our community through exemplary lessons in the teaching and the Worship Practices of the Greek Orthodox Christian Faith, using the fundamental tools of:
Worship
participating in community worship and private prayer
Community
sharing in the total life of the church
Discipleship
learning how to follow Jesus Christ and His Gospel Message
Service
serving the needs of others in and around the community
Witness
fulfilling Christ’s mission in the world

Through these intertwined tools we hope each child has received not only the communication of Christian truth called Orthodoxia, but also a formation of Christian Character by living a lifestyle representative of our Christian Faith called Orthopraxia


Our 2017-2018 Team (see pictures below)


Very Reverend Fr. Timothy Bakakos
Spiritual Guidance

Christina Arvanites
Sunday Church School Director

Little Lambs:   David Diehl
 
  Pre-School /  
Kindergarten:  
Christine Panos, Teacher
Nina Diehl, Assistant
Danielle Gonzini, Assistant
 
1st Grade:   Lynn Voulgarakis, Teacher
Alayna Vlagos, Assistant
  2nd Grade:   Christina Gilroy, Teacher
Elena (Maricela) Aguirre, Assistant
 
3rd Grade:   Demetra Spyropoulos, Teacher
Katherine Kouvelis, Assistant
  4th Grade:   Jeanne Jurasek, Teacher
Tina Kozil, Assistant
 
5th Grade:   Desiree Becker, Teacher
Dena Koulouris, Assistant
  6th Grade:   Athanasia Carlson, Teacher
Presvytera Danielle Burikas, Assistant
 
7th/8th Grades:   Tina Sarantos, Teacher
Dean Sarantos, Assistant
  9th/10th Grades:    Chris Chulos, Teacher
 
 
11th/12th Grades:    Gerasimos Gilroy, Teacher
 
  Substitute Teachers:   Anna Woods
Mary Ellen Woods

Schedule of Classes

Each Sunday begins with worship by participating in the Divine Liturgy, followed by religious education. The Divine Liturgy begins at Children are encouraged to sit in their assigned class pews.

Classes are in session from September 11, 2016 to May 21, 2017.  There will be no Sunday Church School on the following dates:
    December 24, 2017
    December 31, 2017
    April 8, 2018

The Sunday Church School will recognize its students who have achieved Perfect Attendance at the Awards Day.  The only excused absences that are allowed will be when attending another parish. We kindly request children bring a Sunday bulletin from the parish they visited.

For more information, please email sundayschool@Assumptionchicago.org

Thank you!


Sunday School Registration Forms

The Sunday School registration Form for the 2017/2018 program year is available online to complete for your convenience.

Also, please take a moment to fill out the Parent Volunteer Program Sign-Up (Also available in either MSWord format or AdobePDF format)

2017 Christmas Pageant sign up form

Please fill out the forms and return them to the Church office at your earliest opportunity. Completed forms can also be emailed to sundayschool@assumptionchicago.org.


2016-17 Sunday Church School Classes

Little Lambs
 
  Pre School & Kindergarten
 
 
2nd Grade
 
   
3rd Grade
 
 
4th Grade
 
   
5th Grade
 
 
6th Grade
 
   
7th - 8th Grades
 
 
9th - 10th Grades
 
   
11th - 12th Grades
 



Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2017

Eleutherios the Hieromartyr, Bishop of Illyricum, and his mother Anthia
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