Godly Play (ages 3-10) meets Sundays at 10:05 am during the first half of the 10:15 am worship service. Godly Play is a Montessori-inspired Christian formation program based on the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world. Children then join their parents during the Peace so that they may participate in Holy Communion with the rest of the congregation.
Holy Mayhem (for kids 5-8th Grade) is held every other week from 10:10-11am (during the first half of the Sunday service), then the kids join the congregation for Holy Communion. This year (2022-23) we are using a new curriculum called, Ahlan wa Sahlan: Welcome! which is designed to help kids connect stories in the Bible to real young people who live in Israel/Palestine today. In addition, the Holy Mayhem Group will be engaging in some special service projects. Please contact St. Michael’s office for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Choir School (ages 8-16)is currently on hiatus, but we hope to bring it back soon!
Confirmation Conversations (for high school age youth) meets on the second Sunday of every month Sunday afternoons from 12-2pm with lunch during the academic year.
Acolyting (ages 8-adult)- Any child interested serving as an acolyte during the 10:15 am worship can be trained and scheduled to help at our worship service. Please contact the Rector if your child is interested in serving as an acolyte.
Nursery Care is offered every Sunday from 10:00-11:45 am for infants and young children. Two experienced adult childcare-providers are available to care for and nurture your children. Kids who find it difficult to sit through the whole church service while Godly Play is on summer break are welcome to play in the Nursery during the service.