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New Church School Class!

posted Aug 23, 2013, 2:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 10:51 AM ]

A Church School Class for children in 3rd through 5th grades has been formed and is meeting at 9:00 in the undercroft.

If you have questions or want more information, please call the church office at (859) 277-7511 or email Tracey Werner-Wilson at tracey.werner-wilson@uky.edu.

Saint Michael’s School

posted Mar 7, 2012, 9:06 PM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 19, 2012, 7:57 AM ]

Saint Michael’s Parish Day School
is an independent structured teaching preschool for ages are 3 to 5. The school has been serving Lexington families for more than 50 years. Classes are held from 9:00 AM until noon, Monday through Friday during the school year. Extended sessions are available before and after school for children in need of additional care.  For more information about Saint Michael's Parish Day School please visit http://www.smslex.org or E-mail St. Michael's School.

Protection of Children and Youth

posted Mar 7, 2012, 9:00 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 4:29 AM ]

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation & Harassment (PoSE/PoSH) training, formally called Prevention of Sexual Misconduct (PoSM) training, is required for all persons working with children or youth, the Vestry, personnel, and leaders of committees or mission groups. The certificate is valid for three years. Persons who fill any of these positions who have not been trained within three years must retrain.

The online training is divided into a few sessions dependent upon which position. Each session take from 25 to 45 minutes. To get started please email your name, email address, home address and a 4 digit pass-code to our PoSE/PoSH coordinator at PoSM@saint-michaels.org. The training site web address will be emailed to you.

If a significant number of persons wishes to be trained in a live setting then a class can be arranged.

Godly Play

posted Mar 7, 2012, 5:04 PM by Web Master   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 3:59 PM ]

Godly Play is our parish’s Sunday School program for children ages 3 through 7. The classes are held during the 10:30 AM worship between the Children's Homily and the Peace.

Dr. Jerome Berryman, an Episcopal priest, developed the program using a Montessori-based approach to nurture and grow faith in children.

Godly Play is based upon the recognition that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. All they lack is the appropriate language to help them identify and express it so it can be explored and strengthened. The Godly Play approach teaches classical Christian language in a way that enhances the child’s authentic experience of God so it can contribute to the creative life of the child and the world.

Godly Play recognizes the innate spirituality of children. Everything that happens in a Godly Play classroom—lighting of the candle, listening to stories from the Old and New Testament, stories of Baptism and Eucharist, sharing in a feast—all serve to create sacred space where children can grow close to God.
The Heart of Godly Play is:
  • Creating Sacred Space
  • Building a community
  • Honoring one’s presence and work within the community
  • Learning religious language
  • Using religious language to express oneself and to create meaning
A Godly Play session includes a time to:
  • Get ready
  • Tell a story (a sacred story, parable or liturgical lesson)
  • Explore the story more with open questions and discussion
  • Respond to the story using a variety of materials — art, silence, play, writing...

Vacation Church School

posted Mar 7, 2012, 4:58 PM by Web Master   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 11:29 AM ]

Vacation Church School is offered during one week during the summer.

Children entering kindergarten thru fifth grade experience a week of music, stories, crafts and surprises. 

Watch the calendar and the church announcements for information about the next VCS.

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