Nativity of Theotokos




  1. Children should know that Mary is the Theotokos and her parents were Joachim and Anna.
  2. Children should recognize the figures in the icon and be able to tell the story of the Nativity of the Theotokos with their icon picture.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.



Elevation of the Cross



  1. Children should recognize a cross and how to make the sign of the cross.
  2. Children should know the story of St. Helen and the finding of the Holy Cross.
  3. Why is the cross important to us as Christians? Christ died on the cross.

The cross shows us how much Jesus loves us.


Possible lesson plan:



Romans: Obey Civil Authorities

Romans 13:1 – Obey the Civil Authorities


Scripture verse: "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God."



              1.     Students should be able to identify our country and its flag; older students could discuss the government of Rome in the days of Paul and the type of government we have today.


1 Corinthians: Christ Crucified

I Corinthians 2:2-- Christ Crucified – Use this lesson on years when there’s an extra week


Scripture verse: "For I am determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified."



  1. Students should be able to state that Jesus was crucified for our sins.
  2. Students should know that the cross is an important symbol of Christianity and why.
  3. Older students should be able to recite the verse.

 Possible Lesson Plan:


1.  Open with prayer.



1 Corinthians: Run the Race

I Corinthians 9:24-- Run the Race

Scripture Verse: "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it."



1.  Students should know that winning requires hard work and perseverance.

2.  Students should want to strive for the "heavenly crown".

3.  Older students should memorize the verse.


Possible Lesson Plan:



1 Corinthians: Sharing and Caring

I Corinthians 13: 5 -- Sharing and Caring


Scripture reference: "Love... does not seek its own.”



             1. Even the youngest student should be able to recite the verse and say in his own words what it means.

         2.     The students should be able to tell the Stone Soup story and how it pertains to the   lesson.


2 Corinthians: Light of the World

II Corinthians 4:6 – Light of the World


Scripture verse: “For it is God Who commanded light to shine out of darkness, Who has shone in our hearts.”



  1. Know that Jesus is the Light of the World.
  2. Think of some ways they can show His light to others.
  3. Know how to light a candle in Church.


Possible Lesson Plan:


  1. Open with Prayer.



Galatians: Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5: 22-23a – Fruit of the Spirit

Scripture Verse: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”



  1. Student should be able to name the fruit of the Spirit, and discuss how this can be reflected in his own behavior with others.
  2.  All students can memorize this verse


Possible Lesson Plan:


1.  Open with prayer. Find the region of Galatia on the map.