“Let the little children come to me”- Mathew 19:14
Sunday School for ages 4-12 meets from 9:45-10:30 AM on the Second, Third, and Fourth Sundays of the month. Through a combination of age- appropriate stories, crafts, music, prayer, and play, children engage in active learning. The curriculum mirrors the themes of the day that are being explored by the whole church. The children join the adults for the second half of the 10:00 service to receive Holy Communion. The first Sunday of the month is “Youth and Family Sunday.” That service gives families an opportunity to worship together. Kids take leadership roles in the service, and the sermon is directed to the young people. We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated teachers whose ministry is to help build a firm faith foundation.
If you would be interested in teaching, please speak to Susan Byrne. Our Church School Director, Susan Byrne holds an M.A. in Early Childhood Education, and has many years of experience developing curricula and leading Christian Education programs in Connecticut and New York.
“We are the turn of this century. We are the voice of change." – Mya Middleton, March For Our Lives
The Youth ministry at All Saints is a little unusual. Much of the week by week program has to do with service. Nearly all of the teens are members of the Acolytes Guild, which means they assist with Sunday services on a regular rotating schedule. Often, they assist in the Sunday School, but there is not an area where they do not take part. There is a real bonding that happens among the youth as they come together each week. That is only the beginning.
Throughout the year, there are trips and activities which are group builders as well. Some of our favorites include “lock-ins” (short overnight retreats) at the church, trips to Mets game an annual pilgrimage to Great Adventure, a Cinco de Mayo dinner, and a weekend- long retreat at Camp DeWolfe with the Flushing Deanery Youth Fellowship. This year, a praise band was formed by some of our older kids. At All Saints, the youth are not “the future of the Church;” they are a vital part of the Church of today.
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