Education

Educational Programs 

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you (Psalm 32:8).

Teaching and learning the Christian faith is fundamental for any follower of Jesus Christ. Through the work of dedicated teachers, at St. Innocent we strive to fulfill the important call for catechism by learning the Word of God found in the Holy Scriptures, interpreted by the Holy Fathers of the Church, and witnessed in the Orthodox Christian Tradition. 

In this website we provide a few links and articles which are very useful not only for inquirers, but for any Orthodox Christian who seeks to deepen his or her faith. 

Please, check out the section "Our Faith" in this website.



Our new Parish Education Program: "Becoming a Disciple"
 
Teachers Valerie Spoerl and Sue Kidd with our children
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it (Pro 22:6).














Our children working on a craft project
The teachers for the four classes:

1st through 5th grade: Jennifer Garret & Rachel Vovos
Junior High: Mat. Megan Lincoln
Youth: Dn Jonathan Lincoln
Adult: Fr. Alessandro
 
In addition, our youth and children are involved in numerous activities as part of our Church School Program:



Working on the Shoeboxes for Children project
  • Since 2014 we have participated in the Shoeboxes for Children project coordinated by St. Matthew Antiochian Church in North Royalton, OH.  The children and parishioners have been collecting items  for children of the Near West Intergenerational Charter School on the west side of downtown Cleveland. These are basic health care items as well as some activities and snacks for the children.
  • St. Nicholas Uganda Children’s Ministry: We became involved with this ministry in the Fall of 2012. Our children worked to raise the funds to cover educational costs for two children in Uganda.
  • St. Nicholas Day: We organized several activities for the children for St. Nicholas Day: filling their shoes with goodies, they bought a gift to give to Zoe for Life house, an item of baby clothing or a toy which they were then able to “give” to St. Nicholas following Liturgy.