Sunday School

New families are welcome! To learn more about Sunday Church School at Assumption, please visit our new family web site: www.assumptionsundaychurchschool.org

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.


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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 2019-2020 Team (see pictures below)


Rev. Dr. Peter J. Spiro
Spiritual Guidance

Lynn Reid Voulgarakis
Sunday Church School Director

Little Lambs:   Nina Diehl
 
  Pre-School /  
Kindergarten:  
Christine Panos
Danielle Gonzini
Amy Rodriguez
 
1st/2nd Grades:   David Diehl
Christina Gilroy
  3rd/4th Grades:   Demetra Spyropoulos
Katherine Kouvelis
 
5th/6th Grades:   Alayna Vlagos
Desiree Becker
  7th/8th Grades:   Thomas Demos
Dena Koulouris
 
9th/10th Grades:    Chris Chulos
Yiannis Chulos
  11th/12th Grades:    Kristin Callahan
Kim Voulgarakis

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 8, 2019 to May 17, 2020.  There will be no Sunday Church School on the following dates:
    December 22, 2019
    December 29, 2019
    April 19, 2020

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

Registration: please go to tinyurl.com/AssumptionSCS2019 in order to register your children.

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

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.


2019-20 Sunday Church School Classes

Little Lambs
  Pre School & Kindergarten

1st and 2nd Grades
   
3rd and 4th Grades
 
5th - 6th Grades
   
7th - 8th Grades
 
9th - 10th Grades
   
11th - 12th Grades



 

Assumption Sunday Church School
 


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Assumption Sunday Church School
2019-2020 Calendar of Events*

2019
September 8 First Day of SCS year; Divine Liturgy in St. Catherine's; Open Houses in classrooms
September 15 Classes begin; class photos
September 22 Adult education class during SCS (tentative date)
September 29 Liturgy in main church
October 20 Liturgy in main church; Inclusion Awareness Sunday
November 17 Liturgy in main church
December 1 Parent meeting
December 15 Liturgy in main church; Christmas Pageant
December 22-29 Winter break from classes
2020
January 5 Liturgy in main church; classes resume. Open houses this month
January 11 Dive for the Cross
January 19 Liturgy in main church
February 9 Godparent's Sunday
February 16 Liturgy in main church
March 15 Liturgy in main church
March 21 Lenten Retreat
April 19 Easter; no classes
April 25 Bright Saturday dinner
May 10 Mother's Day program
May 17 Graduate's Sunday (tentative); last day of classes
May 23 Junior Olympics
June 7 Liturgy in the Park

*As of 8/11/2019; subject to revision