About Sunday School
This fall St. Michael’s is committed to listening to and supporting our families safely. Just when we hoped that the weight of uncertainty and anxiety about safety at school would be lifted, we’re entering into another uncertain time.
Therefore, we have modified and simplified our offering for children and youth this fall. Below is our plan, but we are open to being flexible depending on how things unfold with vaccinations for young children and the spread of the Delta variant. We will be taking cues from the public schools in our region regarding safety precautions. And we hope to be OUTSIDE as much as possible! First classes will begin starting on September 12th following our Sunday School Open House (see below).
Safety Precautions: All children, youth and adults will be masked at all times regardless of vaccination status. Godly Play will be offered outside, and for those who wish, Holy Communion will be distributed under the tent outside.
Godly Play (Preschool-4th Grade): We will be offering Godly Play outside this fall. Children are invited to gather under the tent between 10-10:15 am. Beginning at 10:15, there will be a time of song and preparation, followed by a Godly Play story. Following the story, the kids will be taken to the playground for their response/play time. Kids will return with teachers to the tent by the time of the Peace (in the liturgy). Parents are invited to fetch their children and bring them into the church for Holy Communion, or remain outside, under the tent and Holy Communion will be brought to you there. For more information, please contact Susan Heimer at email@example.com
Holy Mayhem (5th-8th Grade): Holy Mayhem kids will meet in person, every other week, from 10:15 until Holy Communion time (approximately 10:15-11am). Kids are invited to gather under the tent and proceed to their classroom at 10:15. On the “off weeks” (when Holy Mayhem is not offered), kids are invited to act as helpers with the Godly Play class. For more information, please contact Lydia Taggert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery Care (0-4 years old) has resumed and is offered from 10-11:15am every Sunday. Kaitlin, who has been a nursery caretaker at St. Michael’s for many years, is now joined with September, who is a staff member of the Horizon Preschool.
Kids and Families are welcome to join Sunday School at any point in the year!