At Saint Michael Episcopal School, we believe helping children develop a relationship with God is an important part of building the character of our students. Weekly chapel has become a special time each Wednesday morning when all of our PreK and Kindergarten children gather to engage in an age-appropriate service. Our young friends participate in the processional, recessional and weekly prayers. We invite parents to join us any time, especially if their child is helping that week or receiving a birthday blessing. Whether teaching about God’s love, being a good neighbor, helping others in need or how we can all be examples of Christ, Father Greg Pickens is able to relate to them in a meaningful way each week. Our Toddlers and Twos attend weekly chapel service where they too sing favorite songs and learn some of the most meaningful stories from the Bible.
Children in PreK 3, PreK 4 and kindergarten have the opportunity to develop and grow their understanding of God through one Godly Play class a week. The class is led by 2 teachers who are trained in this special class.
Vision Statement of Godly Play
The Foundation's vision is to provide opportunity for all to explore the mystery of God’s presence in our lives, to hear God’s invitation for spiritual experience, to listen to what God is saying, and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. We believe that the Godly Play curriculum practices provide that opportunity.
Mission Statement of Godly Play
Godly Play: Making meaning through story, wonder, and play. Nurturing spiritual lives by honoring the centrality, competency, and capacity of children..