Sunday School

Our primary goal is to provide an environment for the youth of our parish where they feel special, safe, and cared for. The teachers and volunteers are parishioners of our church and follow the Weaving God’s Promises curriculum created specifically for Episcopal children and youth. We supplement the curriculum with arts, crafts, and various Christian resources. 

St. David’s Sunday School offers many opportunities for our youth to experience and share in God’s love. The children are taught about God, his son Jesus Christ, prayer, and about the stories of the Bible. Our teachers adapt the lessons to meet the needs of all children and age groups. Some of the wonderful aspects that make our Sunday School so vibrant and special include our All Saints Day Celebration, Epiphany Pageant, Youth Sundays, and many outreach opportunities. The children of our parish learn to work together, build lasting friendships, and foster a personal relationship with God.

Classes:
Sunday School classes are offered every Sunday from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. from September to June, except on special occasions or holidays such as Christmas and Easter. At 10:45 students join the congregation in the chapel service for communion. We have separate classrooms and teachers for grades K-2nd, 3rd-4th, & 5th grade & up. Sunday School Registration is ongoing and open throughout the year. Registration can be done in person. | Click here for a pdf of the registration form

 

Safety:
Your child’s safety is very important to us. All teachers are CPG Safeguarding God’s Children certified. The children are supervised and taught in small groups. Children are escorted into church at the end of Sunday School by the teachers.

Teacher and class assignments:
Kindergarten to Second Grade
CHRISTINA SPROWS has been teaching Sunday school at St David’s for the last 5 years and this is her second year serving as co-director. She works full-time as a Retail Designer and passionate Sustainability advocate. She loves art, architecture, horses, giraffes, cats and roller skating.  She just recently completed her first CPR certification class. Christina and her husband Ben have two boys (Spencer, 13 and Sawyer, 11) who also enjoy being active members of the St David’s community. Please feel free to contact Christina at for more information about our program. 
Third and Fourth Grade
DAN SEPE has been a member of St. David’s almost his entire life and has been teaching 3rd & 4th grade for the last 6 years. He started teaching right after graduating from Cranston West (Class of 2014).  He is currently enrolled at CCRI with a focus in the medical field as a respiratory therapist. This past summer he managed the Pool Operations Management team at Alpine Country Club. During the school year, you can find him serving coffee at your local Starbucks and during weeknights you can find him at local dance studios teaching Zumba® fitness classes. He received his certification to teach during his senior of high school and has been actively volunteering to teach kids ever since.
Fifth Grade and up
MICHAEL SHELDON has been teaching Sunday school at St. David's for over 20 years. This will be his second year serving as co-director.  He is a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court and a big sports fan - his favorite teams are all our local professional teams (the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics).  Michael has been a member of St. David's since he was about 5 years old.  He played on St. David's basketball team in the late 70s and early 80s. His parents still attend St. David's for half the year when they are not in Florida.
 
Our teaching staff provides a nurturing and engaging environment for our youth.
The teachers of St. David’s all work together to support these children on their spiritual journey and are dedicated to guiding them in developing a relationship with God and his son, Jesus Christ.

 

We look forward to having you join the St. David’s Sunday School Community.