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KIDS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Mission Statement

Provide religious education and a Syriac Orthodox Christian foundation for the children of our community. To help young people come to know, love, and serve God as revealed in Jesus Christ.

Develop knowledge about our Lord Jesus Christ as we provide opportunities for participation, exploration, and connections in, of, and among stories, lessons, and experiences of our biblical heritage at appropriate stages in each child's development.

Believe the love of God is experienced through warm and caring relationships at home, church, and community and work to promote these relationships.

Honor the gifts with which each of us have been blessed, and explore options for using these gifts to connect with the students and faithful parishioners of our Syriac community.


Sunday School at St. Thomas Parish Church

Children Walking in Christ's Commandments

"I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father... from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it..." 2 John 1:4-6.

Each Sunday, during liturgy, the children of the St. Thomas Parish Church learn and walk according to God's fulfilling words. The lessons cover topics such as: prayer, the Holy Bible, Holy Communion, Baptism, Icons, Candles, Saints and other similar topics. For over five years, with over twenty children, the Sunday School has progressed and accomplished many goals.

Throughout the years, the Sunday School has participated in many events such as: communion, scout camps, church retreats, bowling nights, liturgy rehearsal days, pool party, movie night, attended crystal cathedral plays, San Juan Capistrano field trip, performed a Christmas play, Easter hunts, ice-skating night, bible study nights, and many more other wonderful events. At each event, as Sunday School gathers all together, the children are able to realize that they are all children of God brought together to show His love.

With the help of the church members, the parents, and the Sunday school teachers, the Sunday School is able to work and accomplish many other goals with Our Lord holding us in His hands. With His Grace, the Sunday school aspires still to build more upon Sunday school children, for they are the future generation speakers of God.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!" 1 John 3:1.


 


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