In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit, one God Amen!
If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well!
1.  Vision:
With a strong biblical foundation, spirituality and knowledge of one’s faith, culture and
history, our children will be able to apply their Christian values and principles in their day to
day interactions with their families, friends, neighbors and community.  

2.   Goal:

  • To teach the word of God to our children, strengthen their faith and their identity by
    becoming spiritually strong members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church.
  • To teach Amharic language, Ethiopian history and culture to our children.

3.    Enrollment

    Our children will be enrolled to the program through registration. Registration forms
    are and will be available in main office or in classrooms.

    A.        Class structure:

    Classes are organized according to age but eventually there will be a select class
    (especially for Amharic lesson) based on their level of proficiency.

    Class 1 St Mathew:  age 4-6 (PreK-K)
    Class 2 St. Mark: age 6-9 (grade 1-3)
    Class 3 St. Luke: age 10-11 (grade 4-5)
    Class 4 St. John: age 12-14 (grade 6-8)
    Class 5 Apostles: age 15- + (grade 9-college)

    *Special classes and training will be held for any male interested in becoming members
    of the clergy.

    B.        Class  Schedule:

    The Sunday School Program is held every Sunday from 9:00-11:30 am.

    Breakfast & Prayer 9:00 am-9:20am (or after Kurban)
    Bible Lesson 9:30-10:00am
    Mezmur Lesson 10:15-10:45am
    Amharic Lesson10:45 am-11:15am
    Closing Prayer & return to Church for blessings and dismissal 11:30 am

4.     Volunteers Enrichment Activities

  •     Preparing and presenting mezmur at various holiday seasons
  •       Participate in holiday plays and others
  •       Participating in events honoring graduating seniors who are transitioning to college
  •      Attending college workshop with preparatory information
                 (held annually for those    still in high schools)
  •    Participation on special events organized by the church
  •     Participation in organized weekend outings, camping, and other volunteer services

Keeping the program on the right track

    A monthly planning meeting is being held and will beheld continually as the program
    progresses with members of the clergy, coordinators, teachers, volunteers, and any
    other who would like to join and continue to serve our children with their best
    intentions. We would like to use our current staff of volunteers based on their personal
    strengths in order to maximize our time wisely.
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Virgin Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church