October 15, 2017 – REVISED!

Dear Parents/Grandparents/Guardians of St. Benedict’s Church Youth,

We are excited to let you know that Sunday School will resume September 10, 2017.  As in previous years, we will continue with the same format this year with Sunday School taking place during the 10:30 a.m. service from approximately 10:45 – 11:20. We will gather together just before the First Reading begins during the service and teachers will lead students to the classroom. Our teachers this year are Johannah Renfroe and Caroline Madden teaching the elementary and middle school students, ages 4-12 twice per month. 

Sunday School, Ages 5-12

This year we will introduce “Build a Bible Book” where the youth will create their own bound book and will fill it each week with mementos, pictures, text, writings and stickers that demonstrate the lesson of week.  We will cover key Bible stories, the Lord’s Prayer, a meal prayer, and key symbols of the church.  This will be an interactive adventure for kids and adults alike!

Acolyte Program

For the Sundays when the children will not gather for Sunday School, they are invited to participate as acolytes and serve on the altar with Father Ed and the other ministers.  Please contract Fr. Ed and Paul Conroy for more details!

Youth Bible Study

Youth Bible Study will not meet on Sunday morning this year.  Please check out our Youth Group Schedule for details on this offering.

As always, parents are welcome to join any class and participate.  We will also open the classrooms to any member of the congregation who would like to lead a lesson and possibly add a page to the “Build a Books”!  If you have an idea, please speak to Johannah Renfroe.  A sign-up sheets will be posted soon!

Lastly, at this time we will not be offering Sunday School or Youth Bible Study from January 21 – March due to my maternity leave.  We will make an effort to identify a substitute teacher for this time period, so if this schedule changes, we will email you and tell you about the change in church.

Please see the Sunday School Schedule on page 2 of this letter (or as the second attachment of this email).  If you have any questions about the plan for the 2017-18 school year, please email Johannah Renfroe at Johannah.renfroe@gmail.com

For God’s Kids,

Johannah Renfroe