Children

Children’s Sunday school at St Michael’s

Each week children have fun exploring the bible:
2 year olds: Play-n-Worship
3-4 year olds: Living the Good News with stories and crafts
K-5th grade: Workshop Rotation with bible stories told around different themes involving crafts, drama and food

This week: October 26

Image 1Lots of praying and listening this week as the children hear about Hannah, who prayed and prayed and was blessed with a child, and Samuel, who when he realized that God was talking to him said ‘Speak, for your servant is listening’ 1 Samuel 3:10. With these stories the children will learn that through prayer and being open to God we can hear him; that God speaks to willing hearts, young or old; that children, as well as adults, are called by God to serve

Over the next few weeks our preschool class will continue to hear all about Moses, from a basket in the bullrushes to a celebration of freedom.

Trunk or Treat:  This Saturday October 25 5:30pm

632This is the most fun night of the year! Our parking lot transforms into a great neighborhood for “Trunk or Treating” as costumed children go from trunk to trunk (or tailgate or pick-up bed) and get treats. The trunks are decorated very simply or very fancy! Your choice.

Children also enjoy a bouncy house and a giant obstacle course (helped by Youth Group members who earn community service hours). And there is a cake auction, prizes for best of everything, and much more. And it all begins with super-extra good tacos.photo

So, join us in the parking lot for a night of safe Halloween fun. Decorate your trunk/tailgate/back of pick-up, wear costumes, bake a cake for the auction… any level of participation is encouraged.

Sign up for food, to bring a cake, or to volunteer to help. And get more details here.

 

 

 

Ledges

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Ledges is a program for all 3rd – 5th graders that meets every first and third Wednesday of the month, from 5-7pm It mirrors a traditional youth group -during the evening the children will have dinner together, play games, get to know one another more, and have an age appropriate bible study. More details

 

 

School year Sunday morning Christian Education programs

St. Michael’s Nursery

We offer a quality nursery program for infants through 3 yr. olds from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  every Sunday.  It is staffed by four experienced nannies who have been through the  Episcopal Church’s “Safeguarding God’s Children” training. We have two rooms in our  nursery, one for infants  – 24 months and one for two year olds. The two year old room has a morning schedule that includes a Bible story, outside play, indoor  play, art time, snack time and more!  When children turn three and are potty trained, they move into the 3 & 4 year old Sunday school class.


Sunday School for Children and Youth

Programs at: 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School Overview

Children and youth attend class at the beginning of the services and join worship in  progress (at the Peace). During their class, they hear lessons and respond to them on  their developmental level while the adults are hearing the lessons of the day and a sermon  (a response to the lessons). Then we all experience the liturgy of the table and Eucharist  together.  Children are welcome to attend the whole worship service if they prefer not to attend Sunday school.

*No Sunday School classes are provided Easter morning or the first Sunday after Christmas

Curriculum Descriptions & Class Locations:

  • 3 – 4 year olds (Room #2)
    Let the Children Come - Children hear a story and participate with craft stick figures created for each story.  Class begins with free play time, followed by “The Lords Prayer” which opens circle time.  Next, the story is presented and is followed by craft time at the table.
  • Kindergarteners to Fifth Graders (check bulletin board inside education wing entrance for weekly room location)                                                                       Workshop Rotation – Grass roots curriculum, ideas shared online (rotation.org). The story is told three weeks in a row, but in a different workshop for each grade level (ours include cooking something that ties with the story in Garden of Eatin’, acting out the story or using the puppet theatre in Parable Productions and creating an art project in How Great Thou Art). [Multi-intelligence based and the most exciting curriculum we have seen in years.]
  • Sixth to Twelfth Graders (Rooms #6 and #8)
    Living the Good News – Lectionary based curriculum written by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado Christian Education Department. There is a weekly focus which reflects the theme of the scriptures for that Sunday. Class time includes opening activities, scripture readings, discussions and “going deeper” experiences. Taught by our Youth Minister and experienced adult mentors.

10:10 to 10:50 Sunday Morning Programs

During the adult classe sat 10:10 a.m., these programs are offered for children of all ages:

  • Infants through 5 year oldsVIP: Very Important Pre-schoolers (Nurseries A & B) – Free play and snack with nannies in our nurseries.
  • Kindergarten to Fifth Graders:  Kid’s Intermission (Room #4) – games and crafts, time to develop friendships  and interact in a fun environment.
  • Sixth to Twelfth Graders:  Breakfast Club (Room #8)A time to socialize and enjoy light snacks with our youth minister, Mary Conkling.


Vacation Bible Camp

Workshop of Wonders  was a wonderful week of fun. Save the date for our 2015 VBC June 8-12 -more details to follow

For information about VBC or any of our programs for children and youth contact Lesley Margerrison Children’s Christian Education Minister.

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