|the Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross “Gathering people together in the love of Christ.”||Office@HolyCrossRedmond.org
11526 – 162nd Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052
|Tuesday, April 25, 2017|
JYC - at Holy Cross May 5, 6, 7
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VBC - Save the Date July 24-27 9:30 - Noon ages 4-10
Confirmation Classes begin February 5
During the school year Sunday school meets during the 10am worship service. After the students meet for Music, they are dismissed to their classrooms.
Classes are provided for age 3 through 5th grade. Children are divided into classes age appropriately and according to number of children registered and number of staff available.
Each class is staffed by at least 2 teachers each Sunday.
All our staff is volunteer and well qualified. Each teacher has been screened through an application process, has passed a Washington State background check and been certified in Safeguarding God’s Children Training.
The Sunday school is curriculum is Witness: Learning from the Bible to live the Good News.
Full schedule of classes with scriptural reference. Witness Curriculum ; Witness Curriculum 2017
This semester, Big Buddies in 4th & 5th grades will team with Little Buddies in younger grades.
Pairing of varying age groups has many benefits.
Big Buddies: the adage there is no better way to learn than to teach.
Little Buddies: individual attention from a “big kid”.
Our excellent Sunday school teachers will always be in the classroom to lead, facilitate and supervise the success of the lesson.
2/26 Buddies Team up for Lesson
3/26 Buddies Team up for Lesson
Tables and materials will be ready for all ages to participate in these fun activities.
Newborn babies through 3 year olds are welcome in the nursery.
The nursery hours are from 9:45am to 11:30 every Sunday throughout the year.
Nursery care may be provided for ministry events, as requested.
Youth groups meet at 10 am on Sunday mornings.
Our 6th through 12th graders follow a mixed curriculum.
Click Here Middle School Youth Schedule
Children will begin in church all summer long and on special Sundays throughout the school year.
The children will follow their leaders to the Sunday School Building after the gospel.
The lesson will be based on the lectionary readings.
Picture books will be chosen to reinforce the lesson in a way that applies to their lives and makes them
wonder about God in the world.
There will also be time to play games, do crafts and hang-out in a safe supervised environment.
As always, children are welcome to worship with their parents and will find activities, small toys and books in the SE corner of the sanctuary.
Confirmation curriculum will be offered to our Middle School Youth Group beginning in January. We invite participation and leave the decision for confirmation to the student after he/she has completed the course of study. We will join the entire Diocese for Confirmation at St. Mark’s Cathedral in late Spring. Private confirmation class mentoring will be made available by request for older students.
Although all baptized children may receive communion, we offer a Holy Communion class for third grade and up every two years to teach them about the Holy Eucharist and to start building the blocks of understanding.
Holy Communion instruction begins in early winter and culminates with a celebration on Mother’s Day. A series of ten classes led by Jan Langton present a foundation of understanding to the Sacrament of Holy Communion for students. Our next class will be offered in February , 2018.
Safeguarding God’s Children
Attention all nursery, children’s and youth volunteers, vestry and staff!
Bishop Rickel is committed to ensuring the safety of all our children and to that end has instituted the requirement of the in-person training program, Safeguarding God’s Children as well as background checks.
This mandate is for all active clergy, all paid employees, and any persons regularly working with youth such as Sunday school teachers, substitutes, Music leaders and Nursery attendants to attend once every five years. Please find one of the upcoming sessions available throughout the Diocese listed at our Diocesan web site www.ecww.org.
Publication and Social Media Opt Out
Classroom activities and church events are often photographed. Opt Out form
Last names are never published with the photos. If you prefer that your child’s photo is never published, please sign and return the Opt Out form to the Holy Cross office.
Complete and return the form ONLY if you DO NOT give permission for your child’s photograph to appear in Holy Cross Publications including but not limited to:
The Cross (Holy Cross monthly newsletter.)
Holy Cross website
Social Media sites such as Face Book.
And Diocese of Olympia Publications including but not limited to:
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