Church School Classes and Children’s Chapel

Church School

The Church School program is an important part of life at St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Church. The children’s Church School program runs from the first Sunday following Labor Day to the last Sunday before Memorial Day. Classes are held from 9:15-10:00 a.m. coinciding with The Adult Education class.

Children begin the Church School fall term at the pre kindergarten level (age 3) and complete the program through 8th grade. We are blessed to have faithful, dedicated catechists who volunteer each year to instill God’s Word through age-appropriate Bible stories and activities.

The classes are divided by two-year age groups as follows:

  • Pre-K (ages 3-4)
  • Kindergarten-1st grade
  • 2nd-3rd grades
  • 4th-5th grades
  • Middle School (6th-7th-8th grades)

The curricula introduces Bible stories in sequential order and range in presentation from literal to broader implications for understanding God’s operative mode in the economy of salvation. All Church School instruction seeks to instill a catholic understanding of scripture as a means for growth in the knowledge and love of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Children’s Chapel

Children’s Chapel begins at 10:00 am in the Mary Chapel, each Sunday during the same academic year timetable as Church School classes. The service begins with music and song instruction from our Junior Choir director and is followed by either a basic liturgy of the Word or theological instruction. Both seek to instill our Anglo Catholic faith as handed down from the Apostles through our creeds and sacraments.

Snacks are provided each week in the Parish Hall following Holy Communion.

Events

Church School children participate in an All Saints Program each year on All Saints Sunday. They also take part in a Nativity Play during Christmastide.

Holy Communion

All children baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity are able to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. Children who express this desire and begin asking questions are signaling that they are ready to continue their journey of incorporation into the Body of Christ.

Before formally receiving Holy Communion, however, the child and parents/sponsors must plan and participate in an informal meeting with Father Fraser.