2017 Christmas Pageant

The Christmas pageant is a wonderful Christ's Church tradition!

This year's pageant will take place on Sunday, December 17th at 4 pm and will be followed immediately by the Pageant Potluck.

Pageant rehearsals are as follows:

Sunday, November 19: Main Cast, 11:15 am
Sunday, December 3: Main Cast, 11:15 am
Sunday, December 10: Final Rehearsal: Entire Cast including the host of angels, shepherds, stars, sheep, choir and clergy. Rehearsal begins in assigned classrooms and concludes in the Sanctuary.

To fill out the Christmas Pageant Cast Call, please click here. Forms can be returned to Mary McCarthy in the Christian Education Office or to mmccarthy@ccrye.org.

Sunday School

Sunday School: Sunday school for children in pre-k through 7th grade is held during the 10 am worship hour.  On Sundays when we celebrate Holy Eucharist, children begin the morning in class for an age appropriate lesson of the word. They return to the service in time to share in the celebration of Eucharist with their families. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, when we celebrate Morning Prayer, children begin in the service and then leave for Sunday School after the second reading, following the children's cross out of the service.  

A lively and dedicated staff of volunteer teachers offer age-appropriate lessons and crafts.  The younger grades follow the Godly Play curriculum, a Montessori-based program.  The older grades use a variety of curricula, including the Episcopal curriculum, Weaving God’s Promises, to explore the stories within the Old and New Testaments, discuss the seasons of the church year and become familiar with the sacraments.

Sunday School runs from September through June.

For the 2017 - 2018 Sunday School Calendar, please click here.

Children are welcome in Sunday morning classes at any time during the church year.  The registration form provides us with crucial contact information and informs us of any allergy conditions about which we should be aware. To download a copy of the Registration form, click here.

Special Events: Children and their parents enjoy participating in a number of seasonal events and activities which include: Advent Wreath making, the Christmas Pageant, the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, the Good Friday Family Service and Craft Time as well as seasonal all-church picnics.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact Mary McCarthy, Director of Christian Education and Communication at 914-967-1749, ext. 227 or at mmccarthy@ccrye.org.

Photo credit: Thank you to Emma Dempster and Cris Thorne for the Sunday School pictures!