St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church Sunday School
To register your child(ren) for Sunday school, we encourage you to do one of the following:
- use the QR code on the flyer above to be directed to the Google Forms registration form;
- click on the following link, which will also take you to the registration form -- SUNDAY SCHOOL REGISTRATION
- please contact Presvytera Katherine Thornberg at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or if you have any questions.
The mission of the Sts. Sophia, Faith, Hope, & Agape Sunday School is to educate and reinforce the teachings of the Church by incorporating into our lesson the daily Scripture readings, the sacraments of our Faith, concepts, and the understanding of the Church's liturgical year including Major Feasts. We aim to encourage children to live their faith by studying the Holy Bible and Orthodox Christian teachings; supporting the church by volunteering their time, talents, and treasure as good stewards in fellowship, and developing close, lasting relationships and friendships through which they can support one another in their lifelong journey with Jesus Christ.
Divine Liturgy begins 10:00am SHARP. We ask that Students and Teachers be on time and sit in the first three rows of the Church by the Choir.
High Schoolers can sit with their families if they prefer.
Nursery Class only will proceed to their classroom after the "children's" sermon and then return for Holy Communion.
All other grades will stay throughout the Divine Liturgy and then proceed to their class after Holy Communion. Sunday School classes last 30 minutes and will be dismissed afterwards into the Church Hall during coffee hour. We ask that parents do not roam the Sunday School hallway or interrupt the classes unless an emergency or prearranged with the teacher(s).
Sunday School year begins September 10, 2023 and ends on May 19,2024 with Graduation Sunday.
Dr. Marianne Nikas is the program director for the Christmas Pageant along with Annie Voutsinas and Kari Zarynow.
Rehearsals for the Christmas Pageant will take place after Holy Communion and will be held in the church hall, after which children will be dismissed to their Sunday school classrooms.
November 26 (for any students in church)
December 17 (Costumed Dress Rehearsal in church after Liturgy/before Christmas party)
December 24 Christmas Pageant after Liturgy
*** Stay tuned for any time or location changes.
It is part of our Sunday School program that provides teenagers in both middle and high school an opportunity to select one of several topics designated by the Archdiocese, to write and present related to their faith and the Church.
The Oratorical Festival program begins at the parish level with the top speakers in both the Junior and Senior Divisions advancing to the district level. Our parish level will be held on Sun., February 26, 2023.
A weekly newsletter that includes a message, coloring page, and activities on the Sunday Gospel lesson and on one of the Saints for the week.
Orthodox Pebbles-A digital collection of high quality, free, online Orthodox Christian educational resources for young children.
Be the Bee is a video series about finding God in everything, everyday.
A collection of icon printables for coloring.
Topics, rules, guidelines, and prize information for Junior Division (Grades 7-9) and Senior Division (Grades 10-12).