REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 PROGRAM YEAR IS AVAILABLE!
Before you sign up your kids, please take a few minutes to read the updates below. You can sign up here.
Come and worship with us at the 8:45am, family-friendly service. Running late? No problem! Join us when you are able-- everyone is late sometimes. The kids have two options during this service-- they are welcome to stay in the pews for the sermon and the prayers, or they can leave after the reading of the gospel to go to Children’s Chapel with Dave Choura, which will be a child-friendly sermon and activity in the undercroft. The kids who leave will return at the Peace so they can participate in the Eucharist with their families- which everyone is welcome to! The Eucharist is a gift to all people, regardless of age or stage of life.
10:45AM Service Children’s Homily
The 10:45AM service also has an option for kids.The kids can go to one of the above choirs, or they can go to the Children’s Homily after the opening hymn.It includes activities and discussion for children, and return to the church at the Peace.
Our two children's choirs also take place during this time period-- we have two options for children’s choirs, which takes place from 10:40am to 11:15am:
Good Shepherd Choir (pre-k through 2nd grade)
Canterbury Choir (3rd grade through 6th grade)
Sunday School follows the 8:45 service, and classes are held from 9:45am to 10:40am.
Children ages three through first grade experience a wonderful Sunday School curriculum called Godly Play.The Godly Play Foundation explains their curriculum like this:
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.
Children in second through fifth grade are currently using a curriculum called Spark. Using this program, kids interact with the Bible in every lesson, navigate the story and begin to compare what they learn to their own life experiences.The overall goal of Spark is to help kids experience the Salvation story each year by exploring the Old Testament in the fall, and the New Testament in the winter and spring.
NOTE:Children’s Chapel has been re-imagined and moved to during the 8:45am service as what WAS the Children’s Homily.Kids will now be in their classrooms for the entirety of Sunday School, so that the teachers have more time to fully explore their lessons in what it means to be loved by God, and what it means to love other people.
Kids who are 6th grade through 12th grade will participate in Youth Forum on Sunday mornings during the formation hour. Confirmation class information is directly below......
Confirmation Class, 6th Grade Sunday School, and EYC
Sixth grade Sunday School, along with 7th and 8th grade confirmation classes, will be held Sunday evenings along with our EYC program (youth group for middle school and high school kids).The time will typically be from 6pm to 8:30pm each Sunday night, with programming to change depending on if it’s a class week, an outreach project week, or an EYC week. Dinner will be a part of this program, which is NEW and exciting and we’re looking forward to seeing what it will look like as it develops!
St. Paul's Children's Ministry encompasses Sunday School, St. Paul's Nursery School, Boy Scout Troop 284, Vacation Bible Camp and fun activities throughout the year.
In St. Paul's Youth Ministry, one can get involved through Confirmation, the Praise Band and other musical outlets, acolytes, our Mission Trips, volunteer opportunities and more.