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Children’s Christian Education

Children’s Sunday School during Lent, March 1 – April 5

Children are welcome to gather at the Community House at St Michael’s on all or any of the Sunday’s in Lent, March 1 – April 5, from 9:45am – 10:30 AM. There children will find a welcoming environment to read, write and or share prayers, as well as decorate and add weekly prayers to a personal prayer journal they will find waiting for them to create. During their time together there will also be a craft or game to extend their learning.

Children are welcome to bring prayers they are familiar with and will be encouraged to participate in a little extra time of simple heartfelt personally created prayer during lent as we prepare for Easter.

All In the parish are encouraged to send or drop off copies of their favorite prayers or stories of how praying has impacted their life to the church office. These treasures will be shared with the children. In addition, adults might consider reading the book Thanks, Help, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott as the children will be discussing simple ways to pray. Please continue to pray for all the children of our community and the world.

Questions, please contact the office at office@stmichaels-litchfield.org. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Other Sundays

Every Sunday the Children’s Chapel on the south side of the church is available for any young people that would like to color, play or read during the church service. Each week the Children’s Chapel is stocked with copies of The Sunday Paper (age 9 and up) and The Sunday Paper Junior (ages 3 to 10). The Sunday Paper is lectionary based, meaning it is based on the scripture we are ready each Sunday during service. If you miss service on Sunday, please stop in a bring home a copy of The Sunday Paper

Adult Christian Education

The Good Book Club is meeting on Thursday evening at 5:30pm in the Parish House (the building in back of the church) from 1/9/20 until 2/20/20. The weekly readings can be found here.  All are welcome to this lay led Bible Study.

Weekly Bible Study is held in the library on Wednesday mornings. All are welcome. This group typically  reads and discusses the scripture that will be read at the upcoming Sunday services. Those readings can be found here on The Lectionary Page . Check our events calendar for other season Bible Studies, often held in the evening. Check the events calendar for the time.

Lenten Study Series
 
The Reverend Dr. Peter D. Quinn will present the Gospel of John on the Monday evenings of Lent from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. beginning on March 2nd in the Library. Come to all or some or only one as you are able.

Fall 2019 Education For Ministry (EFM)

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Since its founding in 1975, this international program has assisted more than 100,000 participants in discovering and nurturing their call to Christian service. EfM helps the faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection together.

This group will be starting in the beginning of October. It combines significant study of Scripture and the Christian tradition with disciplined discussions of how we experience and live our faith in everyday life. For more information visit http://efm.sewanee.edu/.

Contact Bevan with questions or to join the group. rector@stmichaels-litchfield.org or 860-567-9465.