Church School 

Schedule for School Year 2021 - 2022

Due to Covid-19, we have modified our Church School sessions to allow for social distancing.

 

A single class, pre-K through 8th grade, meets in the Parish Hall, each family at one table, each table socially distant from the others, and each with its own supplies. Participants are asked to wear masks.

Around 10:15 students are escorted to the church, in time to share communion with their families.

 

Some Fall 2021 Activities

 

Our Sunday School students continue to learn the Our Father Prayer. One of our Sunday School goals is to learn Biblical

prayers by heart over this school year. In October one of our Gospel readings was Mark 10:42, “Lording it over others”.

A student read the Gospel, and we had a brief discussion.

 

We have also decorated ornaments for the Giving Tree. We all had fun with crayons, stickers, and gems. The Giving Tree

is a way for community charities to request specific gifts for their families. During Advent we have a Christmas tree in the

back of the church with ornaments decorated by the Sunday School students. On the back of each ornament is a gift request

and due date. Our generous parishioners kindly fulfill the request and deliver them to different organizations. The Giving Tree

is Saint Mary the Virgin's opportunity to help our neighbors. Organizations we have supported in the past through the Giving

Tree included A-Home, Neighbors Link, San Andres Episcopal Church, Open Door Family Medical Center, Hope’s Door, and

Hour Children’s Center at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.

Christmas Pageant

 

Our Pageant this year took place on Sunday, December 19th during the 9:30 AM service. In the interest of safety during this time of Covid, all children will wore masks and sang only at the end of the pageant with "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

 

We all look forward to this annual tradition at St. Mary's when our children share the Christmas story with the parish. We hope that next year will allow us to sing a full selection of our favorite carols and to welcome many Sunday School guests to the event.

Below are photos of a past Pageant, plus a               here.

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