We have two time slots for Sunday School this year. The first, beginning at 9:30 am through 10:20 am, is for children between Kindergarten and 4th Grade. This class meets in the large classroom on the third floor of the 1957 building. The second class starts after the 10:30 service ends, so approximately 11:45 and meets until 12:30 pm. This class is held in the new classroom at the end of the hall on the third floor, near the staircase.
Both classes follow the lectionary readings for that Sunday, so discussion and activities are centered around the Gospel, the Epistle and the Old Testament readings. In the younger class, we use skits, crafts and games to reinforce the lesson while the older class is primarily a time to discuss the readings and how they can apply to our everyday lives.
We invite children and youth to join us for the last few Sunday School classes of our school year for 2019.
Starting in the Fall 2018, we traveled through the land of Narnia with Peter, Susan, Edward and Lucy as they encountered Aslan and the White Witch. We continued with watching Prince Caspian in the winter, and took a break in the early spring as we explored the season of Lent and Easter. Now we are finishing up the school year with a look at the early church and Pentecost. We meet upstairs on the third floor in the main church building in the large classroom at the end of hall, starting at 9:15 am. Please join us:
Sunday, May 26
Sunday, June 2
Sunday, June 9 — Pentecost Party!
During the summer we will have family Dinner & a Movie nights on:
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 14
Everyone is invited to bring something to grill. We’ll have plenty of movie snacks on hand.
Sunday School started September 9, and we invite newcomers to join us at anytime. We’re taking a trip to Narnia this year, and starting off with C.S. Lewis’ book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Lewis, through his wonderful fantasy fiction, has given us a way of learning more about God and his creation.
We’re watching the Disney movie first and building a Narnia-like world in our Sunday School room. There will be discussions, crafts, and service projects taking place this year.
Please join us on this fun adventure. Our class welcomes all ages. For more information, please contact Therese Chaplin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School meets in the third floor big classroom of the Main Church building from 9:15 to 10:20 am.
In the tradition of Flat Jesus & Flat Francis, the Olivet Sunday School is announcing its Summer 2018 photo contest this year with “Flat Anna“! Anna Alexander was the first African-American Deaconess in the Episcopal Church, and she won the Golden Halo in this year’s Lent Madness tournament. You can read about her amazing life at www.lentmadness.org.
Laminated cutouts of Flat Anna are available in the Simpson Room. Take one with you, and start photographing Flat Anna on your summer adventures. Email your pictures to email@example.com (or text to 703-969-7159). Great prizes will be awarded in several categories.
Jeff Underwood has been the first to submit a photo of Flat Anna — congratulations Jeff! The picture below is of Flat Anna in Jeff’s summer garden.
To see more of Flat Anna’s summer adventures, please check out the bulletin board in the stairway of the 1957 building.
For those not familiar with our previous summer challenges, we are basing Flat Anna on Flat Stanley, a children’s book by Jeff Brown: after being flattened by a bulletin board, a young boy named Stanley makes the most of his situation by mailing himself to visit friends. Elementary school teachers throughout the years have used this children’s book in a fun project, which is to make a Flat Stanley cutout and then mail Stanley to friends and relatives, near and far. Friends and family will take photos of Flat Stanley around their town and send the pictures back to the student. The student then compiles the pictures into a book of Flat Stanley adventures.
Great article that looks at adding to Lent rather than giving something up:
Is your child or teen interested in being an acolyte at Olivet Episcopal Church? Below are some great reasons to sign up for this important ministry. Please contact Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will connect your family with training to be an acolyte.