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Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. (Dt 6:4-7)

 

FAQs

Membership Information

Q:

What are the benefits of membership in SJHE?

A:

Member benefits include:

  • Access to the Members-only areas of the SJHE website (sjhe-va.org) – including forums, calendar information, membership directory, etc
  • Receive a weekly update of upcoming activities, feast days, birthdays, and anniversaries.
  •  Opportunity to attend SJHE-sponsored classes, field trips, and activities.
  • Opportunity to receive support, encouragement, and fellowship.
  • Receive a 20 percent discount on all teen dances and dance lessons when registering in advance via the SJHE website.

Q:

What are the responsibilities of membership in SJHE?

A:

SJHE members are responsible for the following:

  • Agree with the SJHE Mission Statement, and acknowledgement that they understand that the SJHE Statement of Faith constitutes the beliefs of this organization and agreement that they will not contradict these beliefs.
  • Holding information included in the membership directory in confidence.  No part of the directory is to be distributed to any non-member or non-member organization or to be used for personal businesses.
  • Maintaining their own family online profile to ensure accuracy and currency.
  • Making payments on time (i.e., within 30 days of SJHE registration, and at the time of an event signup where a fee is charged).  Non-compliance with this requirement will result in loss of benefits, including loss of access to the Members-only areas of the SJHE website.
  • Staying informed by checking e-mail and the website and attending general meetings of the group at large.
  • Acknowledging and respecting the dignity of each member and potential member and their right to be heard.
  • Following and ensuring that their children follow the SJHE Code of Conduct
  • Attending to their own family’s safety and well-being during SJHE activities in which parents are present.
  • Acknowledging the risks of attending, traveling to and from, and participating in social, athletic, service, educational, and all other activities and hereby assume all risks.  As a condition of membership in SJHE, all member families shall hold harmless St. John the Evangelist Church, its clergy, staff, and all parties associated with the governance or operation of SJHE from any claim of injury or loss which might result from participation, by any or all of the members and in any of the meetings, activities, or events.

SJHE shall not, as a group, lend its name to endorse or finance any outside operations (e.g. political groups or candidates, businesses, etc.)

The name St. John’s Home Educators shall be used only with the approval of the board.

Q:

What is the annual membership fee?

A:

The annual membership fee structure is as follows:

  • Early-bird Membership Fee ($27) – paid registrations completed by August 31 receive a 10 percent discount off the Full Membership Fee.
  • Full Membership Fee ($30) – paid registrations completed after August 31, and prior to February 1, receive no discount.
  • Pro-rated Membership Fee ($18) – paid registrations completed after January 31 will receive a 40 percent discount off the Full Membership Fee.
  • Free trial membership -- register for free between the annual planning meeting and July 31.

Q:

What if I can't afford to pay the registration fee to join SJHE?

A:

SJHE has established a scholarship fund to cover membership and other fees for those families who otherwise would not be able to join SJHE and/or participate in fee-based activities.  Current or potential SJHE members in need may contact a member of the SJHE Board, which reviews/approves the use of scholarship funds on a case-by-case basis.

Q:

What is the SJHE membership term?

A:

SJHE membership is a yearly membership, which runs from August 1 to July 31 of the following year.  However, new members are encouraged to join throughout the year.  

Q:

Are members required to volunteer in service to SJHE?

A:

While members are not required to provide service to the group, we also recognize that many hands will make our work light, so assistance is requested of everyone who joins SJHE.  

Q:

What is the SJHE Statement of Faith and what is it's purpose?

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The purpose of the Statement of Faith is to state the beliefs and worldview by which SJHE will operate.  Formal acceptance of the Statement of Faith is not required for membership in SJHE.  However, prior to being accepted, all members shall acknowledge, in writing, that they understand that the SJHE Statement of Faith constitutes the beliefs of this organization and that they agree not to contradict these beliefs.  All members of the Board as well as anyone who assumes leadership roles within the SJHE community shall be required to affirm, in writing, their personal agreement with, belief in, and acceptance of the SJHE Statement of Faith.  The SJHE Statement of Faith is as follows:

With firm faith, I believe and profess each and every thing that is contained in the Symbol of Faith, namely:

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

With firm faith, I also believe everything contained in the Word of God, whether written or handed down in Tradition, which the Church, either by a solemn judgment or by the ordinary and universal Magisterium, sets forth to be believed as divinely revealed.

I also firmly accept and hold each and every thing definitively proposed by the Church regarding teaching on faith and morals.

Moreover, I adhere with religious submission of will and intellect to the teachings which either the Roman Pontiff or the College of Bishops enunciate when they exercise their authentic Magisterium, even if they do not intend to proclaim these teachings by a definitive act. 

 

Q:

What is the SJHE Code of Conduct?

A:

Please click HERE to view the SJHE Code of Conduct.

 

Q:

What is the SJHE Scholarship Fund?

A:

The SJHE Scholarship Fund contains monies donated by SJHE members to cover membership and other fees for those families who otherwise would not be able to join SJHE and/or participate in fee-based activities.  The SJHE Board approves the use of these scholarship funds on a case-by-case basis. Allthough not required, members who are able to do so are encouraged to donate to the SJHE Scholarship Fund.