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Youth Program Sheets

2018 – Spring 2019

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Dear Parents, Grandparents and Godparents:
The following classes are held every Sunday after Communion. Classrooms
for all ages (except Jr. High and High School 7th-12th) are held in the classrooms on the first floor.
Grades 7th– 12th will meet in the room at the top of the stairs.


Archpriest Timothy Baclig . . . . . . . . Pastor

Lila Coudsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ..Church School Director

Subdeacon Richard Ajalat . . . . . . . . . . . 20-40 Group

Cooper Rowe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Youth Director
Cooper Rowe and Tammy Salamone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Teens

St. Michael Church School Teachers 2018-2019

Grade Teacher
Pre-K/Kindergarten Nicole Simon & Rafeef Kleif
1st/2nd Monica Juganu & Shereen Manning
3rd/4th Naveen Dawud & David Dawud
5th/6th Claudia Zait & Rafeed Kleif
Teens Cooper Rowe & Taylor Salamone


Total Parish Education is the Orthodox vision for Christian education. The children of our parish have been experiencing Christian education in a traditional, 40 minute classroom session after Holy Communion on Sundays for many years. All students, including visitors, from Pre-K to Grade 12, are welcome to join us in our Community Center classrooms after Holy Communion. Classes run from early September through mid June.

This year, families are asked to contribute $25/family to cover the cost of take home materials, plus $20 per student to cover curriculum and supplies.

Special Annual Events

  • Festival Award Presentation – September
  • Nativity Play & Luncheon – December
  • Creative Arts Festival Workshops – March
  • Palm Sunday Workshop – Palm Sunday
  • Empty Tomb Egg Hunt – St. Thomas Sunday

We keep a private Shutterfly account to protect the privacy of the children, to manage volunteers, share pictures and our very active calendar.

Youth Program

While classroom learning offers an important foundation in our faith, we realize that our families need more support and hands on learning to inspire our children to live a life of faith.

This year, we revitalized our approach to youth education with a program to help our youth grow in faith. In our Youth Program, we plan enriching, fun & educational activities for families with children in three age groups: 0-5 years, 6-12 years and 13-18 years.

The monthly theme will be explored in Children’s Sermons, teaching our children to sing hymns of the service, special seasonal events, and reinforced in our classrooms


We rely on parents, grandparents and other supportive parishioners to help us in many ways. If you would like to volunteer, or find out what is needed, please contact Pastor at St. Michael Van Nuys.