One of the best ways to learn more about being an Episcopalian is to teach little Episcopalians! You need not have any formal classroom teaching experience or special knowledge in order to make a difference in church school. We are always in need of assistant and lead teachers and outreach coordinators, and we appreciate any help. For those interested in volunteering, all lesson plans will be available online for easy access. Lessons are simple and easy to implement. And there is a variety of craft and activity choices for each lesson, so volunteer teachers are encouraged to choose those that interest them most.
PLEASE CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer. Thank you!
As an alternative to teaching, another way to help out is by coordinating one of our outreach programs or special events. For a program list and dates, click below.
Safe Church Training
Information can be found here:
Volunteering with 7th – 12th Graders
Our 7th – 12th graders have “Donuts and Discussion” starting at 9:40 a.m. every Sunday, and lasting until the sermon begins, around 10:15 a.m. The discussion is led by an adult group leader. We use the Episcopal Church’s “Lesson Plans that Work,” which are based on the liturgical readings of the week. These plans are simple, easy to execute, and available online.
If you are interested in helping out with the young adults at St. Michael’s, either in the classroom or during one of our special events, please email Church School Director Sarah Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering with K – 6th Graders
Church School for our K – 6th Graders begins at 9:40 a.m. For a description of a typical K – 6th class, please click here.
Click on the link below to see an overview of the lesson structure.
Overview of Lesson Structure
Click below to see a sample lesson.
Extensive preparation is not necessary, but you will want to read over the lesson in advance to become familiar with the story; you’ll also need to consider which crafts and activities you’d like to offer and notify the church school director so preparations can be made.
All volunteers who work with children at St. Michael’s are required to take Safe Church training. Information on training dates is available by clicking here. Training must be updated every three years.
Email Church School Director Sarah Adams at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Welcome to Church School
Lesson 1: Fall and Exile from Eden
Lesson 3: The Tower of Babel
Lesson 4: Abraham and his Adventures with God
October 9 Columbus Day weekend
Lesson 5: Slaves in Egypt
Lesson 6: The Passover and Exodus from Egypt
Lesson 7: Troubles in the Wilderness
All Saints’ Day Nov. 1
Lesson 8 – 9: Into the Promised Land
Lesson 10: Stories of Elijah
Lesson 11: God’s People in Exile
Lesson 12: Ezekiel Gives Hope
First Sunday of Advent
Lesson 13: Isaiah Promises Peace and Salvation
Lesson 14: Angels come to Mary and Joseph
Lesson 15: John the Baptist
Lesson 16: Jesus is Born
January 1 New Year’s Day
Epiphany Jan. 6
Beulah Land: The Apostles’ Creed
Lesson: The Season of Epiphany
Lesson 17: Jesus’ Baptism and Early Years
Lesson 18: Jesus’ Teachings (The Sermon on the Mount)
Lesson 19: Jesus Heals the Sick
Lesson 20: Jesus Calls His Disciples
Lesson 21: Stories of the Kingdom of Heaven
Lesson Lesson 22: Scenes from the Ministry of Jesus
Lesson 23: The Transfiguration of Jesus
Lent starts March 1
Lesson: The Season of Lent
Lesson 24: Be Ready! The Son of Man is Coming! PART 1
Lesson 24: Be Ready! The Son of Man is Coming! PART 2
Lesson 25: Jesus Enters Jerusalem
Lesson 26: Jesus’ Last Supper
Lessons 27 and 28: From the Garden to the Cross and Alleluia! Christ is Risen
Lesson 31: Paul Spreads the Good News
Lesson 32: The City of God (The Book of Revelation)
Lesson 33: Going to Church
Lesson 35: We are Baptized in Christ
Ascension Day May 25
Lesson: Ascension Day
Memorial Day Weekend
Lesson 36: Eucharist Feeds Us Every Week
LAST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL
Lesson: The Day of Pentecost