St. Sava Sunday School Classes in 2009-2010-Suggested Curriculum – Shari Blagojevic

Youngest Group – ages 3-5

Class Time: 11:15 – 12:00 noon
Children will learn the basics of their faith: sign of cross, Lord’s prayer, coloring activities


Middle Group – ages 6-10

Class Time: 11:15 – 12:00 noon
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Children alternate time slots but attending both religion and music classes – Sondra & Jovana
Sources to be used:

  • The Divine Liturgy & Divine Liturgy Activity Book (copies of activity book for each child).  This teaches the children what happens during the Liturgy and why we celebrate the Divine Liturgy every Sunday.
  • New Life in the Church (has teacher’s manual) – teaches about sacraments and Christian behavior, what it means to be a Christian(geared toward 2nd and 3rd grade)

Oldest group – ages 11-16

Class Time: 11:30 – 12:15 – religion
12:30 – 1:00 – music

Older ones will stay until the end of the Liturgy before attending classes.

  • Church Feast Days and traditions, contemporary youth issues – Jasminka
  • Bible Readings from the New Testament and Lives of the Saints – Shari
  • Serbian History and Culture in the context of Christianity’s influence in Serbia – Ljiljana


Upon completing the Sunday School Classes, the following schedule applies:

12:30 p.m. –Lunch Time
1:00 p.m. – Younger Group Folk Dancing
1:30 p.m. – Older Group Folk Dancing


Service Activities For All Children

  1. October 31, 2009 – IOCC Step-Up Walk-a-Thon, Pasadena Rose Bowl
  2. Taking food and collected donations to Union Station Shelter in Pasadena
  3. Earning money to send to needy children in Kosovo – parents to provide ideas


Fun Activity For All

Movie Night/Sleepover at St. Sava Church – for children who attend at least 2x per month and demonstrate good behavior.
Children will prepare for the following programs in 2009-2010 – Christmas Eve January), St. Sava Day (January), Vidovdan (June), & Church Centennial Celebration (October)

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