Children’s Ministry

About Children’s Ministry

This Ministry Serves Children from Birth Through 5th Grade.

We focus on providing children with a strong spiritual foundation by providing knowledge of the Bible and the Episcopal faith. The mission of our program is to provide guidance and support to children so they come to know, love and serve the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We offer a variety of fun and meaningful activities to build a sense of Christian community and belonging throughout the year. We sponsor events such as The Christmas Pageant, Lenten Programs, First Communion instruction, Easter Egg Hunt, and Vacation Bible School. We also have social events throughout the year like movie night and The Family Advent Art Festival as well as Outreach opportunities like Gleaning and The Purple Lemonade Stand.

Welcoming Children in Our Church

Adults sometimes wonder why little children are brought to church… but bringing children into our church is a little like inviting children to eat with us at the dinner table. Even when their manners are far from polished, it is our hope that, given time and exposure, they will become comfortable participating in our rituals in their own meaningful ways. In the meantime, children are still an integral part of our church family and so they belong here with us. Children giggle, poke, squirm and swing their legs simply because they are children. But they can also learn to sing, pray and listen as they are able. They absorb so much more than we can imagine!

Camp Sonshine Ages 3 (and potty trained) – Kindergarten

Camp Sonshine is located upstairs in Rowe Hall, Room 202

Camp Sonshine meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00am.  In Camp Sonshine kids journey through the Bible learning key stories from the Old and New Testament through fun activities.  The children are brought back into the service after the Peace for the Children’s Sermon.  They will then sit with their families to celebrate the Eucharist.

A snack and juice is provided.  Please let the teacher know of any special instructions or dietary needs your child may have.

Curriculum

Whirl:  Welcome, Hear, Respond, Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders watch an animated video to set up the lesson and then respond to scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities. The back of the leaflets provide ways for families to dig deeper into the week’s lesson.

Camp R.O.C.K. (Reaching Others in Christ Kingdom) 1st – 3rd Grade

Camp R.O.C.K. is located upstairs in Rowe Hall, Room 202

Camp R.O.C.K. meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00am.  In Camp R.O.C.K. kids journey through the Bible learning key stories from the Old and New Testament through a four part sequence: Discover, Relate, Connect and Create.   The children are brought back into the service after the Peace for the Children’s Sermon.  They will then sit with their families to celebrate the Eucharist.

A snack and juice is provided.  Please let the teacher know of any special instructions or dietary needs your child may have.

Curriculum

Holy Moly Ignites a biblical imagination that lasts a lifetime.  Each week, kids watch an animated Bible story video, talk about the story, read their Bible Storybook or Bible, and try a creative leaflet activity.

St. Michael’s Children’s Ministry Events

February 23rd – Bowling at Aloma Lanes

March 4th – Lenten Program and First Communion Instruction begins

April 12th – Easter Egg Hunt

March 27th – Mother Son Night

June 15th – VBS

Vacation Bible School

June 15th – June 19th 2020 9am—12pm

Registration will open on February 1st
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The VBS that’s just the ticket!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

The fees for VBS are:

Pre-School program (ages 3 (and potty-trained) – Pre K): Cost is $50.00

Elementary program (Completed kindergarten – 5th grade): Cost is $25.00

Resources

BIBLES

The Beginner’s Bible for Toddlers

Mission City Press

Toddlers will love this special edition of The Beginner’s Bible® created especially for tiny hands to carry with them wherever they go. The toddlers edition features a smaller size, a go-anywhere handle, and an easy Velcro closure. Toddlers will come to know and love the key stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, text, and over 25 stories, The Beginner’s Bible® is the perfect starting point for children. Toddlers will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible® for Toddlers just like millions of children before!

The Beginner’s Bible: Timeless Children’s Stories – Ages 4-8

Kelly Pulley

Introduce children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook. Now updated with vibrant new art, text and stories, more than 90 favorite Bible stories come to life, making The Beginner’s Bible the perfect starting point for children. They will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish, and more, as they discover The Beginner’s Bible just like millions of children before.

Adventure Bible for Early Readers, NIrV – Ages 6-10

Zondervan Bibles

This new edition of the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers maintains all of the features loved by kids from its previous edition but is now available in full color throughout! Kids ages 6-10 will be even more captivated with learning about the Bible and growing closer in their relationship with God. Includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) which is written at a third grade reading level for children just beginning to explore the Bible on their own.

Adventure Bible, NIV – Ages 9-11

Zondervan Bibles

The #1 Bible for kids The Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.

The Action Bible – Ages 6 & Up

Doug Mauss (Editor), Sergio Cariello  (Illustrator)

The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible’s historical flow and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax. The stories in The Action Bible communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers. This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic imagery offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries.

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