Sunday school should be seen as the backbone of any church and ours is no exception. Sunday school is the only institution that sustains a church. The church’s future existence depends on a well disciplined Sunday school. We often lament about the lack of attendance in the churches, but our experience is that carefully crafted and designed Sunday school activities would encourage students to come to church. Most often when children insist that they should go to church, their parents have no other choice but to follow suit.Our Sunday school children are the pillars of our Church. Therefore we take teaching of Sunday school seriously. We try to instill in them high moral values at an early age so that they will grow with it to be good citizens of the society in which they live in.
St. Peter’s Sunday school activities are mainly classified into two broad categories, Academic and Non-Academic. The academic part relates to the learning and teaching aspect of the Sunday school whereas the non-academic section deals with the extra curricular activities conducted in the church and beyond.
As of July 2012, we have classes from Baby Class (Age 3) to Grade 8 (Up to Age 15). There are 6 permanent teachers and a good number of occasional supply teachers. We strictly follow Malankara Syrian Orthodox Sunday school Association of North America syllabus in all grades except for the Baby Class & Kindergarten classes. Baby Class and Kindergarten students are taught prayers, simple bible stories and Qurbana songs as well as to color Bible related pictures and work with Bible related crafts/puzzles etc.