Church School at St. Michael’s Parish

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A church school student’s rendition of St. Michael.

Sundays at 9:40 a.m. from September 17, 2017 to June 3, 2018.

Children in 7th – 12th Grades

7th-12th graders will have “Donuts and Discussion,” starting at 9:40 a.m. This new program will enable our young adults to discuss the lectionary readings for the day—and how they can apply them to their own lives—with an adult facilitator before heading upstairs to hear the sermon around 10:15. They will remain with the congregation for the rest of the service.

We will be using the Episcopal Church’s “Lesson Plans that Work” to guide discussions. Visit the link below to view lessons by date.
Lesson Plans that Work

If you are interested in being a group leader or helping out with our youth outings, please email Church School Director Sarah Adams at churchschool@stmichaels-litchfield.org.

Children in Kindergarten – 6th Grades

This year, we have adopted a new Episcopal Church curriculum called “Weaving God’s Promises.” This program has been specially designed for children ages 3 to 11 in the Episcopal Church. Its purpose is to weave together the multilayered threads of Christian life, including scripture, faith, and worship, and also Christian love and service.

In addition to learning about many Bible stories, children will explore the following:

  • church history
  • the seasons of the Church year
  • church practices
  • the use of the Book of Common Prayer
  • our Anglican and Episcopal tradition
  • the principal sacraments of our church, Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist

Classes are modeled after the Holy Eucharist, as set forth in the Book of Common Prayer:

  • gathering together
  • telling the sacred story (Liturgy of the Word)
  • prayer (Prayers of the People)
  • sharing (Holy Communion)
  • the dismissal or sending forth (“Go in peace to love and serve the Lord”)

In addition, we will incorporate arts, crafts, drama, and other activities into our lessons. We will also sing hymns and work on learning commonly used prayers such as the Lord’s Prayer and the Nicene Creed.

We ask that children arrive by 9:40 for a discussion of the day’s Bible story and prayers with our rector, the Reverend E. Bevan Stanley. Class ends when the service is over. Once a month, usually the last Sunday, children will join the congregation during the Peace and stay through the end of the service.

Class Schedule

The 2016-2017 lesson schedule can be found on the Volunteering page.
2016-2017 Lesson Schedule

Volunteering

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with our young people, please click here.