Children’s Church School

St. Michael’s Church School serves children ages four months to 18 years. School-age children are divided up into two groups: K-6th grade, and 7th-12th grade. Creche Care is available starting at 9:45 a.m. for ages four months to four years (see below). Church School class promotes a dedication to Christian learning and encourages involvement in the Church Community. We make it fun!

Our new Church School Director is Sarah Skeie Adams. Sarah has been a member of St. Michael’s Parish since the age of five. She has a Master’s degree in teaching high school English and has been teaching church school for four years. She and her husband, Josh, have two young boys. You can reach Sarah at churchschool@stmichaels-litchfield.org.

There are more than 25 children ages 3 to 15 currently registered in Sunday School. For more information, visit our About Church School page.

Creche Care

Children aged four and under are cared for in the Creche by a trained babysitter, and can join their parents in church whenever they wish. We have a fun, newly redecorated Creche Care room for the little ones.

Confirmation

Our Rector, Bevan Stanley, is leading a Confirmation class this fall consisting of teenagers and adults. The class is open to anyone who is in ninth grade or older. It is not assumed that everyone who takes the class will choose to be confirmed. Rather, the purpose of the class is to provide enough information so that each participant can decide for themselves whether to reaffirm the vows of the Baptismal Covenant previously made on their behalf by their parents and god-parents. This is a chance to ask questions, to explore one’s beliefs and doubts, and to engage in frank and honest conversation about all the different aspects of our tradition, our personal faith, and the practice of our religion.

Our first meeting will be either on October 18 at 4:00 or October 25 at 11:45. Bevan is waiting to hear what works best for my folks. The text for the teenagers will be “My Faith, My Life” by Jennifer Gamber, and for the adults “Your Faith, Your Life” also by Jennifer Gamber. They cover roughly the same material, but in slightly different order. They are available from Amazon.com for class-time preparation. The class will, of course, be using the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. Each student should have access to these at home.

Please contact Bevan at rector@stmichaels-litchfield.org or 860-491-5024 to sign up or for more information. Once we have a list of participants we will figure out the best schedule for our meetings.

Youth Group

Children aged twelve and up may participate in programs for youth both on Sunday mornings and at other times. Karl Kuegler is our Youth Leader.

Adult Christian Education

Bible study groups meet weekly at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

Other programs for adults, such as series lasting a few weeks, quiet days during Lent and Advent, and off site retreats are offered throughout the year.