Volunteering

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.
Important Dates

Safe Church Training

Information can be found here:
Safe Church

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 churchschool@stmichaels-litchfield.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.
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 sarahsadams7@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Lesson Schedule

September 11
Welcome to Church School

September 18
Lesson 1: Fall and Exile from Eden

September 25
Lesson 3: The Tower of Babel

October 2
Lesson 4: Abraham and his Adventures with God

October 9 Columbus Day weekend
Lesson 5: Slaves in Egypt

October 16
Lesson 6: The Passover and Exodus from Egypt

October 23
Lesson 7: Troubles in the Wilderness

October 30
All Saints’ Day Nov. 1
Lesson 8 – 9: Into the Promised Land

November 6
Lesson 10: Stories of Elijah

November 13
Lesson 11: God’s People in Exile

November 20
Lesson 12: Ezekiel Gives Hope

November 27
First Sunday of Advent
Lesson 13: Isaiah Promises Peace and Salvation

December 4
Lesson 14: Angels come to Mary and Joseph

December 11
Lesson 15: John the Baptist

December 18
Lesson 16: Jesus is Born

January 1 New Year’s Day
Epiphany Jan. 6
Beulah Land: The Apostles’ Creed

January 8
Lesson: The Season of Epiphany

January 15
Lesson 17: Jesus’ Baptism and Early Years

January 22
Lesson 18: Jesus’ Teachings (The Sermon on the Mount)

January 29
Lesson 19: Jesus Heals the Sick

February 5
Lesson 20: Jesus Calls His Disciples

February 12
Lesson 21: Stories of the Kingdom of Heaven

February 19
Lesson Lesson 22: Scenes from the Ministry of Jesus

February 26
Lesson 23: The Transfiguration of Jesus

March 5
Lent starts March 1
Lesson: The Season of Lent

March 12
Lesson 24: Be Ready! The Son of Man is Coming! PART 1

March 19
Lesson 24: Be Ready! The Son of Man is Coming! PART 2

March 26
Lesson 25: Jesus Enters Jerusalem

April 2
Lesson 26: Jesus’ Last Supper

April 9
Palm Sunday
Lessons 27 and 28: From the Garden to the Cross and Alleluia! Christ is Risen

April 23
Lesson 31: Paul Spreads the Good News

April 30
Lesson 32: The City of God (The Book of Revelation)

May 7
Lesson 33: Going to Church

May 14
Lesson 35: We are Baptized in Christ

May 21
Ascension Day May 25
Lesson: Ascension Day

May 28
Memorial Day Weekend
Lesson 36: Eucharist Feeds Us Every Week

June 4
LAST DAY OF CHURCH SCHOOL
Pentecost Sunday
Lesson: The Day of Pentecost