The service is kid-friendly and just a half-hour long, including Holy Eucharist. The service makes it easier for us to welcome people of all ages to become part of our community. Members and friends of St. Ann’s can help support this effort to grow by spreading the word among the earlier risers you know!
Sunday School takes place from 10:15 am-11:00 am, welcoming children and youth, ages 4 through 12 who attend Early Church with their families. During Sunday School, parents are free to attend coffee hour, participate in Sandwich Sundays or join other activities offered seasonally by the church.
Sunday School at St. Ann’s is fun. We use classic Bible stories and creative, hands-on projects as springboards for the contemplation of God.What’s New for Fall 2016?
- There is a new Sunday School section, new choir and new confirmation class this year.
- St. Ann’s Pre-K/K group will be taught by Halley Potter Taylor, parishioner and author of the recent book, A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education. Children in 1st-5th grade will now have their own section, taught by Mother Kate.
- St. Ann’s new, resident seminarian, Matt Burdette, will lead a group for older youth, which can also serve as preparation for Confirmation in the Episcopal Church for those who choose.
- At least once a month, all the kids will all be together, either for Choir, Sandwich Sunday, or a Christmas pageant rehearsal. The fall syllabus is attached. Take a look, and invite a friend.
Led by parent Josh Williams, our new Children’s Choir meets once a month, in lieu of regular Sunday School class. Children learn a mix of Christmas and other holiday music, as well as classic hymns. Everyone has fun getting to know one another better while producing beautiful music! Hear the choir rehearsing “Silent Night” for the Christmas Pageant.
Resident seminarian Matthew Burdette, PhD Theology, is leading a group for Middle and High School students twice a month. This group can serve as preparation for Confirmation in the Episcopal Church for those who choose. Classes are scheduled for October 2 and 16; November 6; and December 11. St. Ann’s will host a diocesan-wide Confirmation Service on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Interfaith Youth Service Projects
Initiated by St. Ann’s so that our youngest members have something to grow into, and in cooperation with the Brooklyn Heights Interfaith Clergy Association, this program invites 6th-12th graders of different faiths to perform community service together on a regular basis. A different neighborhood church, synagogue or mosque hosts every month, typically on the third Sunday of the month, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Friends are welcome.
Please join us any Sunday. Newcomers are always welcome! If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mother Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the office at 718-875-6960.
The following Lenten podcast, Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday: Dusty Feet, kicked off a series of podcasts by Mother Kate. Find the series here. We look forward to the 2017 podcasts.
Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday: Dusty Feet
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