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"Properly organized schools are gardens where infant souls are grown and nurtured. The care and spiritual nourishment of the early life of a human plant usually determines its later development."
- Paramahansa Yogananda
Welcome to our SRF Phoenix Temple Sunday School. Our aim is to inspire children to develop a special love for God as the "Heavenly Father, Divine Mother, and Cosmic Friend." The lessons and principles imparted to children are based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Children are taught at an early age that there is only one God and to respect all true religions as paths to the same goal. They are also taught "how-to-live" principles that lead to a happy, balanced life through developing a personal relationship with God in meditation and right activity.
Sunday School teachers strive to create an environment that is both spiritual and fun. After a brief prayer and period of devotional chanting, children are guided in meditation and visualization in age-appropriate ways. Then follows a story or lesson to illustrate a universal spiritual principle. Lastly, there is an activity or craft that relates to the day's central topic.Sunday School begins promptly at 10:00 am, concurrent with our temple lecture services. Most classes are located on the second floor of the fellowship hall, east of the temple; the entrance is at the southwest corner. Parents should perform a personal handoff between 9:45-10:00 directly to the teacher and pick up their children as soon as the lecture service ends.
Sunday School Open House
The Sunday School held an Open House on January 28 to show off the new Sunday School floor, which was beautifully decorated with displays made by professional devotee artists for activities with the children. It was very well attended, and all felt the vibrations and blessings of the Masters as they visited, sipped mango lassi and learned more about our Sunday School program
New Sunday School Building and Moving In
Enjoy this short video showing Sunday School childeren and teachers moving into the new Sunday School rooms, upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Past Events Archive
We will be hosting two or three short videos and summaries of past Sunday School events on our web page. Older events will be moved to our archive. We invite you to browse through all the short videos and summaries posted here for a sampling of the type of activities that the children engage in during Sunday School..
6111 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85012-1232
Telephone: (602) 279-6140
Family Fellowship Event - "Divine Fellowship"
April 15 (after Sunday School Service)
At Sunday School Annex on 2nd Street
Celebration will include picnic, fellowship with Monastics and children’s activities
Please bring a vegetarian dish, veggie or fruit plate
For questions: Contact: Manju Ramkumar
firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 223-1347.
Sunday School Calendar of Events & Monthly Curriculum 2018