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Children's Ministry

St. Michael’s offers a full range of programming for children of all ages from Nursery Care, Children’s Chapels,
Sunday School, First Grade Communion classes, Confirmation and more.
In addition, each age group learns of God’s love through story, activity and song.


Nursery & Sunday School Registrations

Our registration process is now divided into two different age groups to help better serve our parish!
Please help us by registering your child for Sunday School and/or the Nursery for the Sept. 2019 - Sept. 2020 program year.

This online registration is for all children from birth to 5th grade.
You do need to register your child each calendar year.

Registrations for 6th-12th grade students will be re-directed to our Youth Ministry page to complete the Youth Ministry Registration.


Sunday School Classes, Chapels & Curriculum

Nursery - Birth to age 2

We offer a fully staffed nursery on Sunday mornings for children under 2 from 9:15am-12:30pm and from 6-8pm on Wednesdays. We also offer nursery care during special events. Our nursery is not in operation on Memorial Day weekend, July 4th weekend, Labor Day weekend, the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the Sunday after Christmas.


Ages 2 - Kindergarten

All Angels Chapel
9:30am, September - May

Children ages 2 - Kindergarten participate in All Angels Chapel during their parents’ worship. Leaders instruct our youngest parishioners on how to sit quietly, how to kneel, pray and praise our Lord. Children participate as congregation, ushers, acolytes and flag bearers.

Children attend Sunday School with their class. Sunday school curriculum for this age group includes basic bible stories that pair with their Chapel story. Parents are welcome at any time, especially for birthday celebrations.


Grades 1-3

Children in 1st - 3rd grades attend the 9:30am worship service with their parents and recess to Beckwith Chapel during the sequence hymn. Sunday school follows with a lectionary-based curriculum. 

Beckwith Chapel
9:50am, September - May

Children in 1st-3rd grades begin worship with their parents, then recess to Beckwith Chapel during the Sequence Hymn. Here children extend their knowledge of worship, in story and song. Chapel leaders conduct the service using liturgy designed for this age. Each week the children hear a story, often drawn from the same the Old Testament or Gospel reading parents hear in “Big Church.” Children serve as crucifers, flag bearers and ushers. Sunday school for this age group follows the chapel service. Parents are welcome at any time, especially for birthday celebrations.

1st Grade
Communion Education

Children in 1st Grade participate in a Communion Education program, during Sunday School, in preparation for their experience at God's table. You will need to register your child for 1st Communion Education below.


Grades 4 & 5

Children in 4th & 5th grades attend the 9:30am worship service with their parents. Sunday School follows from 10:50am-11:30am. These classes use a lectionary-based curriculum. 


Grade 6 - Confirmation

Sixth grade Confirmation class is after the 9:30am service, during Sunday School from 10:50-11:30am. Year-long instruction includes learning about their church and local community. The curriculum comes from the Catechism, on page 845 of the Book of Common Prayer. Register your child for Confirmation below.


Grades 7 & 8

Our older middle schoolers use Faith Lens, weekly Bible studies that engage youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life. 


High School

High school students (9th-12th grades) are welcomed and join in the fellowship of the Adult Formation program on Sunday morning. We will sit together in the Parish Hall.


Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism

Welcoming the new into a life with Christ is among the most important sacraments of the church. As Christ Himself was baptized, so may all be who wish to enter into a new relationship with Him. We baptize children at any age, during our regular services several times a year. Parents or grandparents of children to be baptized must be members of the parish. Infant and child baptisms are held throughout the year.

St. Michael’s members are welcome to register their children or grandchildren for baptism. When a baptism date has been selected, parents must participate in “The Faith classes,” taught by the clergy. Once your child or grandchild is registered, Jean Olson will contact you regarding a date.

Contact: Jean Olson