Annunciation Cathedral Sunday School

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Operating as usual

[08/29/21]   Message from our Sunday School Director:
As we wait to embark on School year 2021 - 22 for Sunday
School at the Annunciation, I ponder the new year and
what it will look like. Years past it was relatively the same
formula, we’d have a table in the front of the hallway for
enrollment, the teachers would gather and compare notes,
and the students would start to roll in one or two or three
at a time. This year, we are returning back to in person
classes for the first time in nearly 18 months of Sunday
School from home via online classes. I’m adding ‘Forehead
Thermometer’ to the list of school supplies to get for the
year, next to new books and crayons. I haven’t even been in
the Sunday School hallway for about 18 months. We will all
be embarking on this boat together as we sail into this year.
I’m grateful for Christo getting a boat excursion together
for the start of the school year, it seems to be a very apt
metaphor for what this school year will look like.
Hopefully we will once again create the special events
that make the Sunday School year - TGI Pascha, Oratorical Festival, a Christmas Pageant. I am looking forward
to seeing everyone again learning in ways I could only
occasionally glimpse at last year as I substituted for some
of the classes. I hope our high schoolers come back to the
class they had before the pandemic, with lots of timely discussion and fellowship. I am looking forward to seeing
the little kids with their Icon coloring pages and learning
which fingers to put together to make the sign of the cross.
I am proud of how Sunday School stayed together and
functioned well under our brave teachers last year. We all
learned a completely new way to run this program while on
the fly last summer and the Technology team helped us pull
it off. The method enrollment was the best it has ever been
as we transitioned to a completely digital enrollment. That
is one thing I think we will for sure keep this year. What
is next this year, only God knows, but I am happy we will
once again climb back into the boat together.

Look forward to seeing everyone,

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Annunciation Cathedral Sunday School's cover photo


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Metropolis of San Francisco Summer Camp


Sign up TODAY & join us for an ONLINE Metropolis Summer Camp Talent Show, Wednesday, April 22 at 4:00pm PST!

Since this Talent Show will be during Bright Week (the week following Pascha), this will be a wonderful opportunity to gather and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, and all of your God-given gifts and talents!

DATE: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
TIME: 4:00PM - 5:00PM PST (depending on how many submissions we have)
OPEN TO: All Campers & Counselors


Looking forward to seeing you all there!


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Y2AM - Orthodox Christian Youth and Young Adult Ministries

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1. Silence Workshop at 1pm Eastern

2. Training for Small Group Leaders

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God bless you!

Sunday School Resumes

Join us every Sunday for your child’s Religious Education 10:30 am. Annunciation Cathedral has had a rich history of Religious Education for over 90 years. Join the Tradition!




245 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA

Opening Hours

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