Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Children & Family Ministry

We welcome you to our family based ministry webpage. It is such a thrill that you want to learn more about how God can bless your family through knowing Him better. You may be asking yourself, what is different about a family based ministry? I am glad you asked.

We, at St. Michael’s, believe that the best teachers for our children are the faith-driven parents. In this family led ministry, parents find that they have the greatest amount of time and the unique ability to really impact their child’s faith. Our goal, as a department, is to provide opportunities and materials to help enhance these learning moments that families share together. The Children’s Ministry is dedicated to honoring and encouraging families in their walk with Christ.

Sunday School
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Year-round 
More Information 

Nursery
~7:45 a.m.
Year-round, Nursery & Toddler Room on the first floor of the Belser Building
More Information

Children on Wednesday
3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Super Wednesdays, Nursery & Toddler Room on the first floor of the Belser Building
Children ages K4 through 5th grade enjoy Children’s Choir, Worship, the Gospel, and Art Activities.
Info & Registration: paige@stmichaelschurch.net

Instead of Vacation Bible School….

In place of our normal VBS we will offer the following FamTime activities. Families can sign up to receive a 12 week Fruit of the Spirit box to engage with their children from early June to mid-August. 
 
This box contains 12 activities that explain the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian and then describe what each fruit looks like as it grows in our hearts, minds, words and actions. Each family member will grow in their understanding of love, joy, peace, forbearance {patience}, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.
 
We’ll learn from key Bible figures and how they exemplified these fruits in their own lives and how God was glorified in them. We’ll use hands-on activities and object lessons to help us visualize the importance of the Fruit of the Spirit. Activities include: planting a literal seed (of course), a scavenger hunt, the power of gravity and more!
 
Fill out the sign-up form for your box now!
 
 

Family Ministry Spring 2020 Calendar

March 4                   Launch of Visionary Parenting class (7 weeks) Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 pm, Room 202.  Info: davidb@stmichaelschurch.net

March 7                   Dads Disc Golf outing and lunch    9 am – 1 pm      107 Bancroft Street, Goose Creek  Register: davidb@stmichaelschurch.net    

March 12                Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Banquet    SOLD OUT       6:30-8:30 pm in the North Charleston Convention Center. register: duval.acker@carolinaone.com

March 21                Water Missions Walk for Water 9am – 12 noon   Riverfront Park, North Charleston    Register: Lehe Fender, lehefender@gmail.com       THIS IS NOW A VIRTUAL WALK.  More info: charlestonwalk.org

March 21                 Day of Healing Prayer  8:45 am – 2:45 pm (Church)    Healing Your Family, One Generation at a Time  Register: http://stmichaelschurch.net/dohpTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. 

March 22                  The Rev. Dr. Rob Reinow Family Ministry Plenary   9:15 – 10:15 am (Kinloch Room)  Healing Within Families

March 22                Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Baby Shower      3:00 – 5:00 pm in Kinloch Room. Contact Charla Shimp, bcshimp@gmail.com  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. 

March 24                Mission Task Force Hot Dog Ministry  4:30 – 6:15 pm  529 Meeting Street (enter from Walnut Street) Register: Pat Jennings at bellinger56@att.net  Recommended ages: Children mature enough to focus wholeheartedly on handing out food items to people for approximately one hour without interruption.  We’ve had children as young as 6 years old successfully serve, but maturity level is more important than age in this setting. Each child must be accompanied by a parent.

April 1                     Launch of Fervent moms group (6 weeks) Wednesdays, 8 – 9 pm in Willis Room. Info: davidb@stmichaelschurch.net.  Space limited.

April 1                     Launch of How A Man Prays for His Family dads group.  Wednesdays, 8 – 9 pm in Room 207. Info: davidb@stmichaelschurch.net.  Space limited. 

April 9                      Maundy Thursday Service with Footwashing  6 pm (Sanctuary)  Families encouraged to attend. Nursery provided.

April 10                     Good Friday Services   

           12 Noon    Stations of the Cross, beginning at White Point Gardens

           3:00 pm    Good Friday Litany (Church).  Nursery provided.

April 11                     Easter Egg Hunt 11 am – 1 pm      Contact Paige Smythe, paige@stmichaelschurch.net

April 16 – 19            St Michael’s Men’s Hike in Sumter National Forest Contact:  Randy Shirley at randy@stmichaelschurch.netTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

April 24                   Family Ministry Equipping Night      6:30 – 7:45 pm (Chapel)     Activities for youth and children. Nursery provided. Register: David Booman at davidb@stmichaelschurch.net

May 19                Mission Task Force Hot Dog Ministry  4:30 – 6:15 pm  529 Meeting Street (enter from Walnut Street) Register: Pat Jennings at bellinger56@att.net   Recommended ages: Children mature enough to focus wholeheartedly on handing out food items to people for approximately one hour without interruption.  We’ve had children as young as 6 years old successfully serve, but maturity level is more important than age in this setting. Each child must be accompanied by a parent.

Prayer Photo Directory

As David Booman and the Task Force develop their vision for this ministry, our team of leaders and intercessors would like to pray for the children and families of our church. As you have probably experienced with your own prayers, having a picture in front of us often enhances our ability to focus in prayer. With this in mind our intercessor and leadership team would greatly appreciate a family picture as they pray for each of you (casual/candid shots are fine). 

If you wish to provide a photo that will be prayed over, please email me at: eemoore4@gmail.com. And a big thank-you to those who have already done so!

Blessings, Ted Moore, on behalf of the Family Ministry Task Force of St. Michael’s Church

Family Ministry Survey

Why a survey? Because the family ministry task force is passionately committed to doing everything we can to bless and support you and your family, so that you may flourish in Christ. However, just as we take our car in for a checkup before an important trip, it is important that we discern how we are currently doing as we prepare for the adventure that lies ahead.

Therefore, we are asking you to fill out this brief (5-minute), completely confidential and anonymous survey. We implore you to be honest!  Please don’t feel bad if your answers are not superlative! My answers weren’t all great when I took it, but it was still eye-opening and helpful.

Take it with your spouse and have a conversation around your unique spiritual journeys! And even if you are not currently living with a nuclear family, know you are part of St. Michael’s family and your answers will help us all to greater self-awareness.

          Again, we’re doing this survey simply to see where we are, to establish a baseline, so that we can move the ball down the field. As a ministry we can track our progress experientially and anecdotally, but we also want to track it empirically, to fine-tune our strategic planning.

Once we’ve tabulated the results, we’ll let you know how we’re doing as a community.

Finally, these questions are meant to ask you about a TYPICAL week. Not when you’re on vacation, when the kids are sick, etc.

Thank you for supporting the Family Ministry of St. Michael’s!

  • David Booman

Click here to take the survey!