August 2017 
Children & Youth Ministries 
Sunday School Registration
CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

Dear Parents:
 
Welcome back to Children and Youth Ministries (CYM)!
 
It's a pleasure to introduce you to our Sunday School Teachers for this year:
 
Nursery:  Kelly Blackey, Kiernan Haywood, and teen volunteers Samantha Banach and Haleigh Suffoletta
Children's Chapel Leader: Ellie Yuhasz
Music Leaders: Ellie Yuhasz, Carol Mayo
Beginners (Pre-K & K): Sarah English and Andria McCarthy
Primary (Grades 1-3):  Cinda & Wes Stone and Natalie Bottomley
Intermediate (Grades 4-6):  George Mayer and Brian Donaghy
Junior Youth (Grades 7-9):  Christina McCormick
Special Events:  Carl & Pat Zebrowski
 
We are looking forward to the beginning of Sunday School on September 10th, when we will have a blessing of children's backpacks and our new fourth graders will be given their own Bibles.
 
Your child's teacher will be in touch with you before then, but attached please find the materials that will help all of us plan for September:  
Our program is designed to build community among our children and families:
 
Sunday School will begin at 9:30 am  in the Children's Chapel. Our children and youth will learn to lead worship while praying, singing, and reading together. From  9:45-10:30  children and youth will attend their separate classes. At 10:30 their teachers will escort them to their families in church for Holy Communion. On several Sundays during the year, there will be special events when all the children participate together instead of being in separate classes.
 
Nursery care will be provided for infants and children aged 3 and under from 8:45-11:00 every Sunday. There will be a sign-up sheet for parents to volunteer at least one Sunday per year in the nursery. 
    
Music, crafts, drama, outreach, bible stories, and family-oriented events make Sunday School at Calvary a special experience for all our children.  We realize how quickly your days are filled and we hope that you will make involvement in Calvary a priority for your family.
 
In addition to posting information on our website and new CYM Facebook page, we will send a monthly e-newsletter to all families outlining the lessons for the coming month, announcing special events, listing volunteer opportunities for students seeking community service credits, offering a reflection by a CYM committee member, and more. Also look for communications from classroom parents about future outings or social activities for families in you child's class. If you prefer NOT to receive this e-newsletter, or if you do not anticipate participating in Calvary Sunday School this year, please just let Alice Brown
know. We are updating our information base, and we welcome your response.
    
On behalf of Children and Youth Ministries, along with our dedicated team of Sunday School teachers, I would like to thank you for your time and support of Calvary's Children & Youth Ministries.  Your children are Calvary's future and our time spent with them each Sunday inspires each and every one of us. We look forward to seeing you in September!
 
May God continue to bless our ministry together through the coming year.
 
Emily Sityar
CYM Chair
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper. [Psalm 1:3]
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