Children & Youth
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.”
St. Paul’s Children and Youth:
Church during the pandemic: We pride ourselves on an outstanding program for children and youth here at St. Paul’s. In normal times we offer a complete program of Sunday school and other programs for our children and youth. During this current time of pandemic we have endeavored to design program that allows both in-person and on-line experiences of church on Sunday morning. Everything we do at the church is designed around protocols approved by the Diocese of Texas to keep everything safe, which means we are doing things a little differently. We do plan on getting back to our regular programming once it is safe to do so, but for now here is what we are offering for the religious education of your family.
St. Paul’s is a rapidly growing congregation with an abundance of young life! Join us as we live into Jesus’s commandment to welcome, teach, and nurture the faith of even the smallest of our St. Paul’s family. Children and youth will find a place to worship on Sundays. Find your child’s age group below, or contact Julia Peoples, Family Formation Coordinator, for more information (281-391-2785, ext. 705 or email@example.com).
The nursery is open each Sunday from 9am to 11:45am and offers a nurturing environment for our youngest to play with one another. The space and activities are designed for those six weeks to four years old. Each week the children in the nursery will hear a story and do a craft while also having plenty of time to play.
Sunday 9:15a Holy Eucharist, Family Service
During the pandemic, we started a new family service that meets in the Parish Hall. This service is designed for younger families and lasts for 30 minutes. We hear the gospel, a children’s message from Miss Julia and have communion. This is a more casual setting where families sit at tables in their family groups and the tables are spaced apart for proper social distancing. So if you are worried about bringing your youngest ones to the more formal 10:30 service consider joining us at 9:15 for a service that combines a service with a touch of Sunday School. The 9:15 family service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page – click here to view. You can find the bulletin and announcements posted on our Facebook page before the service starts so you can download and follow along.
Vacation Bible School (VBS):
A big thank you to all the kids, youth and adult volunteers and staff for a fantastic week at St. Paul’s Rocky Railway VBS! What a great blessing to be back in our building together, singing, dancing, crafting, gaming and snacking as we learned how the power of Jesus pulls us through. This year’s program welcomed over 60 people, and participants and volunteers were so glad to be together. Mark your calendars for VBS 2022, June 20 – 23, 2022 and stay tuned for more details!
The Youth of St. Paul’s are a growing group of young people in 6th-12th grades. We believe that the youth are not just the Church of tomorrow but of today as well. Youth are involved in many aspects of parish life, including:
Serving as Acolytes at the 10:30am worship services (4th Grade – 12th Grade)
Holding periodic youth fellowship & outreach events
Attending Diocesan events, including Happening and YES retreats at Camp Allen