This I Believe: Children & Families

There is no one right way to “do church” with your kids. Getting everyone out the door and going to church as a family can be a lot of work, and it’s worth it! Families with children and youth are life-giving to other families and to the entire faith community – like water in the desert.

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Godly Play Resumes

We are so happy to reopen our Godly Play classroom! Children in pre-K through 5th grade (parents and older siblings, too) are welcome to join the circle. We began last week with “The Story of Creation” and continue this coming Sunday, October 30, with “The Flood and the Ark.”

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Childcare Open House

All parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children are invited to visit the childcare room in the lower level on this coming Sunday, September 18, anytime between 9:30 and 11:30 am.

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Organ Event for Young People

Meet Organist Hannah Brewer and choir member (and retired organ builder) Cliff Fairley on Sunday, August 28, in church right after the 10 o’clock service to learn more about St. Michael’s organ and what it means to “Pull out all the Stops!”

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

School-age children are invited to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word each Sunday – even in the summer! Children leave after the Opening Collect and return to the gathered community at the Peace. Children’s Liturgy meets on the lower level in front of the big mural where we share stories of God’s love in the world drawing on a variety of children’s literature.

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Children & Families: Palm Sunday

“Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week (the final week of Lent) and honors Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem as depicted in the Gospels. As Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, crowds gathered in the streets laying coats in his path, thus treating Jesus like royalty. they also laid palm branches, an ancient symbol of victory and peace, in the road.”

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Welcome to God’s Table

We are excited to announce that a brand-new class created especially for young people will be presented by Leslie Sackett, Brian Fairbanks and Hannah Brewer this Lenten season. Students in 2nd through 8th grades are invited and encouraged to attend! We will meet on Sunday afternoons in the Nativity Hall on March 6, 13, 20 and April 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

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A Young People’s Lessons & Carols

A Young People’s Lessons & Carols will be presented on Saturday, December 18, at 4:30 pm. We are grateful for parishioner and associate clergy the Rev. Bob Macauley, who will preside at the service; for organist Hannah Brewer who will play Advent and Christmas hymns for all to sing; and for the children and youth who will read the appointed lessons foretelling the coming of the Christ Child.

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word Update

Hey, kids! We are back – live and in-person for the 9 & 11 o’clock liturgies beginning on Pentecost, May 23. Bring your family to church and join Leslie Sackett for stories, crafts and games all summer long. Children’s Liturgy will meet in the Nativity or Parish Hall with windows open and lots of good air circulation.

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Family Fun in the Courtyard

Meet in the courtyard for fun in the sun! Stop by St. Michael’s at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 16, for Holy Communion and stay for fun and fellowship in the church courtyard. Popsicles & bubbles and friends, hooray!

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