At St. Michael's, we believe that our children and youth are an important part of our community. We want them to be involved in our worship time while also having the chance to learn about and connect to God in an age-appropriate way.
Our programming is coordinated by our Children and Youth Minister and Music Minister, Sean Steinke. Read more about him.
On Sundays, we provide Nursery care for children birth to age 5 for the first half of the service. Children 6 and up are encouraged to join the rest of the family for the service, and several resources are provided to help with this. All children rejoin the rest of the church family for the second part of the service where we receive Communion together. Don't worry if they're a little noisy and move around. We believe their presence with us is worth it, and we know that God put the wriggle in children!
During the Sunday School hour from 9:00-10:00, we have Nursery Care for ages birth to age 5, with the 3-5 year-olds receiving a preschool-level exploration of the Bible. Children ages 6-12 gather to know God more deeply through his Word and to build relationships with one another and with adult volunteers. The curriculum helps children connect what Christians believe with why they believe it, by focusing on the Apostles Creed through scripture and engaging activities.
Our youth meet weekly with mentors in small Mentor Groups under the overall guidance of Pastor Sean. Since Pastor Sean is also the Music Minister, many of the youth are also involved in music in different ways, although that's not a requirement!
On Sunday mornings at 9am, the youth participate with the rest of the adults in St. Michael's 101 - A Class Exploring The Anglican Way, which will lead to confirmation.
Finally, Lake Country Creative Ministries is a way to get involved putting your artistic side on display.