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:
IN PERSON 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 each Sunday morning, between the 8:00 Rite I and 10:30 Rite II worship. So that we can plan for all age groups, please fill out the Family Registration form and keep reading for information about programs for all ages, infant through adult:
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 – 3rd grade (Classrooms 1 and 2)
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.
Upper Elementary Sunday School – 4th-5th Grade (Classroom 4)
Kids in 4th and 5th grade meet for a fun, interactive morning of hands-on activities as we explore the stories of the Bible! Gather with friends as we dive more deeply into scripture with age appropriate questions, discussion, activities and snacks.
Youth Sunday School – 6th – 12th grade (youth room)
Look for more details to come!
CHILDREN’S CHAPEL IS BACK: We have resumed children’s chapel at the 10:30 service. Children will leave after the gospel is read and return at the Peace.
Vacation Bible School (VBS):
VBS will be June 19-22, 2023 and this year’s theme will be Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus! Registration has closed. We look forward to seeing all our participants and volunteers June 19th!:
Cost for VBS is $25 per participant/maximum of $80 per family (payments can be made online at the EGiving website – select the Fund for VBS or place payment in the offering plate/mail to office).
VBS is just around the corner and we could really use some extra hands in preparations! We are reaching out to all participants and families at St. Paul’s. All are invited to join Stacie Perez and Laura Babbitt in a VBS prep day Saturday, June 10th at 10am. Please meet in the Parish Hall for a fun morning of preparations for VBS
Camping Supplies (tents, lanterns, etc.)
Plastic Tablecloths (blue, green, brown, black, white)
PLEASE label items with your name so they may be returned!
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
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.