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:

FAMILY FORMATION RETURNS THIS FALL! We are so excited to be back in action this fall at St. Paul’s Family Formation! Sunday school will take place from 9:15 – 10:15am on the mornings of the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, between the 8:00 Rite I and 10:30 Rite II worship.

Nursery care for ages infant – 3 and 4 years old

St. Paul’s nursery is available every Sunday morning from 9:00am – the end of 10:30am worship service. We seek to nurture and care for our youngest St. Paul’s friends in a safe, comfortable environment while parents participate in formation hour and worship. Parents/guardians, please bring any supplies your child needs, including snacks/water if your child has food allergies. A registration form is available at drop off so that we can properly care for your little one.

Godly Play – PreK – 5th grade (Classroom 1)

Godly Play is a curriculum that explores the mystery of God’s presence in our lives.  This way of exploring the stories of our faith is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance. Also includes activities, crafts and snacks.

Youth Sunday School – 6th – 12th grade (youth room)

Youth will meet for a fun, interactive morning of hands-on activities as we explore the stories of the Bible through the REFORM program!  Gather with friends as we dive more deeply into scripture with age appropriate questions, discussion, activities and snacks.

CHILDREN’S CHAPEL: Children’s Chapel is held during the 10:30am service. All children are invited to attend Children’s Chapel after the Sequence Hymn and will return to the Sanctuary during the Peace. During Children’s Chapel, our youngest members go to the Chapel Room and experience an age appropriate lesson often tied with the day’s readings or a story appropriate to the liturgical season. 

Vacation Bible School (VBS):

Click here to see the 2023 VBS Video!!
2023 Vacation Bible School was a hit and we look forward to 2024!!

2024 SAVE THE DATE: June 17th-20th 9am-12pm

This year’s VBS planning is already under way!! Please save the date for this summer at St. Paul’s – June 17-20, 2024! We will open registration in March – keep an eye out in emails for additional information.

Get Ready to Start the Party!

Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. That’s why we believe the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever. Join us to celebrate the good news of Jesus!

Calling all volunteers!!

If interested in helping the week of, set-up, tear-down – please contact Laura Babbitt. VBS will be for ages PreK through 5th grade. All other kids are invited to help as Jr. Volunteers!! Come join us for a fun-filled week of fellowship and celebration!

Youth:

The Episcopal church defines youth as entering 6th – 8th grade (junior high) and 9th-12th (high school).  All youth will gather on Sunday mornings to hang out and catch up, then break out by age groups for Bible study.  Gather with friends in a space that is specially designed for teens (youth room), and enjoy our Sunday morning fellowship! 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

2023 Graduates

The end of the school year is approaching, and that means it’s time to celebrate some special members of our congregation! St. Paul’s Recognition Sunday will take place on Sunday, May 21st during the 10:30am worship service. During the announcement, we will honor high school and college graduates, as well as all the wonderful volunteers who work with our children and youth.  Graduates, please send us a copy of your senior picture (digital copy through email) to Jennifer along with any details about your post-graduation plans (college, internships, travel, etc) and plan to join us for worship on Sunday, May 21st where you will be recognized and presented with a small gift for the next part of your adventure! Deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 14th.