Children & Youth
August Experience for Children with Families: Loaves and Fishes Picnic
Fellowship for Parents:
All parishioners who currently have children at home are invited to participate in bi-weekly fellowship and discussion with fellow parents. This time will be an opportunity to connect with parishioners who have shared similar challenges and joys throughout the pandemic. We will gather every other Sunday evening ((July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20) from 8- 9 PM on zoom.
For August 9, please listen to this interview with Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a clinical professor at the New York University School of Law, a MacArthur genius, and the author of the remarkable book Just Mercy — which was recently turned into a feature film. This conversation is about truth and reconciliation in America — and about whether truth would actually lead to reconciliation in America. It’s about what the process of reckoning with our past sins and present wounds would look and feel and sound like. It’s about what we can learn from countries like Germany and South Africa, that have walked further down this path than we have. And it’s about the country and community that could lie on the other side of that confrontation.
For July 26, please listen to Unlocking Us, featuring Brené Brown’s interview with Austin Channing Brown. Austin Channing Brown’s anti-racism work is critical to changing our world, and her ability to talk about what is good and true about love, about our faith, and about loving each other is transformative. She is a writer, a speaker, and a media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America.
For July 12, please listen to The Sunday Read: ‘Facing the Wind’ from the NYTimes “The Daily” podcast. Carvell Wallace, best selling author, writer, and podcaster considers why, for his kids, a global pandemic that shut down the world was not news – it was the opposite of news. It was a struggle that had, in some ways, always been a part of their lives.
For June 28, please listen to the Integrated Schools podcast episode featuring The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey. The Reverend, Dr. Jennifer Harvey is a parent, a writer, an educator, and an activist. Her 2018 book Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America offers age-appropriate insights for teaching children how to address racism when they encounter it and tackles tough questions about how to help white kids be mindful of racial relations while understanding their own identity and the role they can play for justice.
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Formation from Home
Each week we update these resources to have at your disposal.
Consider using the pre-recorded compline service as a family before bed.
Talk through the Coronavirus Self Care Plan with your children.
Have Sunday School at home with these interactive Storymaker videos.
Faith at Home features a variety of Christian Education practitioners. Each day offers options to Pray, Listen, Watch, Do, and Read along.
Illustrated Ministry has created coloring pages and accompanying prayers for times of anxiety. (If your kids participate in coloring, please text or email Beth a picture. She's hoping to create a collage to share with the parish from our youngest members.)
Shrine Mont Camps Creates Virtual Camp Experience
Parents are welcome to bring children of all ages with them to services at St. Michael’s. As a convenience to parents, we have a nursery located on the main floor, just down the hall from the main sanctuary. Our nursery runs on a cooperative model, with one paid staff attendant, and one parent on a weekly basis. Families are asked to sign up to staff the nursery on a rotating b…Read More »
The volunteer sign-up schedule can be found here. Each week, an additional adult is needed to support the leadership of the Chapel Minister.
Children’s Chapel meets each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Pre-kindergarten through elementary-aged school children are invited to worship in our Chapel (located upstairs) while their parents worship in the main sanctuary. The children participa…Read More »
Christian Education for all ages is held on the first Sunday of the month from 9:00-9:45 in the Parish Hall. All generations are truly welcome as we guide participants through interactive teachings focused on Biblical stories, Christian narratives, and seasonal themes.
Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year include October 6, November 3, December 1, February 2, March 8, April 5, May 3.
Middle and High School aged youth are invited to participate and lead at St. Michael's in a variety of capacities. Currently, our youth serve as acolytes, greeters, readers, and choir members. Opportunities for fellowship and service are organized specifically for youth throughout the school year. More details may be found in the weekly announcements.
Spend the morning enjoying fun activities as a family including Bible stories, singing, an outreach activity for Arlington Food Assistance Center, games, and snacks. This festival is intended for families to enjoy alongside their elementary school aged children.
For many years St. Michael’s hosted its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) bringing together parish and neighborhood ch…Read More »