Third Avenue United Church Sunday School
About Our Sunday School
Third Avenue's weekly Sunday School is busy and active. Our Sunday School includes infants, toddlers, high school students and all ages in between. The children meet for story time during service with our minister, and then move downstairs for classes after the theme conversation.
Children or families can register for classes at any time throughout the year, however, our official classes 'kicks off' on the Sunday following Labour Day each fall. We do not have regular classes on long weekends or during school holidays. Our Sunday School wraps up in May with a recognition service for the children and teachers. This service is accompanied by a celebration with the congregation - either a picnic or a mug and muffin morning.
Confirmation classes are offered as required for our youth. Typically sessions are held every second year.
Children and youth are encouraged to become involved in the music life of our church. Each Sunday before service Cathy leads a popular sing along of Christian hymns with the children. As well, Kathleen offers Chime Choir instruction each week at 9:30. This year we were blessed to have the Chime Choir be a part of our White Gift drama presentation. They also perform on various Sundays throughout the year during service.
Participation in Church Life
In addition to participating in classes, our children and youth are involved in worship throughout the year. Twice a month, as well as during Advent, they serve as candle lighters and read scripture.
On White Gift Sunday the children present the Christmas message through drama for the congregation. This presentation also coincides with the Sunday School's food and gift drive held annually to assist families in our community.
Individual classes volunteer throughout the year to prepare after church coffee and snacks for the Avenue Cafè @ Logie time of fellowship. This offers the youth an opportunity to have a change of pace from weekly bible lessons and show off their culinary skills for the members of our church.
We are blessed at Third Avenue to have a very dedicated group of teachers. They do wonderful work with our children by providing a very stimulating, fun-filled program for them. Several of our teachers have been volunteering with our classes for many years. We appreciate their devotion to the Christian education of our children for our families and our church.
With the exception of the Nursery each class has two teachers enabling them to team teach or cover for each other when one in unable to be there.
We are thankful for the guidance and support that our Christian Education Committee provides to us. Our children and youth bless our congregation with their presence in our church community and beyond.
Thank you to our Sunday School teachers, music
teachers and other support personnel who make
our Sunday School the vibrant place that it is!
Over the years our teaching team have used a variety of curriculum. This year all classes are working with The Whole People of God online version.