St John in the Wilderness offers church school for the children of the parish during the Sunday service. In a recent Voice in the Wilderness, Wendy Langlois wrote:
Sunday School has officially started up
again, very informally. I would love to hear from
parents whose children will be attending on a
regular basis. The curriculum will be Weaving
In the past, traditionally, there has been a
different story or topic each Sunday. Because "the
times, they are a 'changing" so will our format
change a bit too. Rotation Lesson Planning lets you
focus on one story for 3 weeks; each week it is
taught differently -- as a story, then a video, then a
game or acting out a drama. By the third Sunday the
children should be able to tell me about the story.
Fr. John and I are also talking about trying a
Children's Service at a 10 am service. This could be
once a month or every couple of months.
We had a good summer. We continued
Sunday School throughout the summer months
trying to be out of doors as much as possible. We
did get a few things to grow in the garden. We
learned a lot about what to do and what not to do
next year. We knew there would be a learning
curve. We did wage war with a little animal that
kept eating our veggies. That is a very frustrating
thing when you have nurtured the plants from seed!
Regina Shea did an outstanding job between
caring for the garden and working at the Farmers
Market in Copake every Saturday. Our thanks to
Bob Callahan for the raised beds he built for us, for
all the hard work and all the watering of our little
plants. We appreciate everyone who lent a hand
creating our garden space!
I am always grateful for all the support
given to the Sunday School program and its
children. Please spread the word to local friends,
family and neighbors about our Sunday School
because we would always love to see more children
and their families.