I’m the first and second grader here.

Al Good

Al Good has been teaching first and second graders in St. Martin’s Church School for the last two years. He laughs when he realizes that most of the time he’s just a step or two ahead of the kids he teaches.

Probably one of the reasons that I took this job to be a Sunday School [teacher] was so I could understand exactly what I … what some of these things meant in the Bible that we were learning about when I go to church every Sunday. So, basically, one of the reasons you could say that I chose to become a Sunday School teacher, [was] so that I could learn. A little of that and also because I do enjoy teaching children, I thought it was a great way for me to help little kids understand it in their own little world.

A lot of it is very simplistic because I’m the first and second grader here. I’m kind of teaching myself in addition to being able to teach these little guys. And it’s very, it’s very fun teaching little children, you know, because they’re so green, they’re so green and they don’t know … they know more than you think, but it’s nice to be able to give them some groundwork that’ll help them understand exactly why we are who we are. And that’s satisfying to me.

I feel like this is a great way for me to give back to my church community. Before it was just singing in the choir and coming to church and giving them a few bucks every week. This is a little bit more and I like that.

Regular Sunday Service Schedule: Returns September 24, 2017

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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