Welcome to St. Paul's Sunday School! If you haven't registered yet for our children and youth programs, please click here to do so.
Here is some more information, so that our mornings run smoothly for your family:
I hope you will all 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 the Children's Homily, 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.
Sunday School follows the 8:45 service, and it runs from 9:45am to 10:30am.
Pre-K through 6th grade children experience a combination of Children’s Chapel with Dave Choura and Christin Cooper and grade-grouped lessons. The younger kids have Sunday School first, followed by Children’s chapel; the older kids begin in the chapel and have Sunday School in their classes afterwards. The Chapel is located on the ground floor. See below for Sunday School classroom locations.
Pre-K through 3rd grade
9:45-10:05: Sunday School
10:05-10:30: Children’s Chapel
4th grade to 6th grade
9:45 “Chapel Plus” (Chapel +)
10:00-10:30: Sunday School lessons
Confirmation Classes and Youth Forum go directly to their classrooms at 9:45AM.
For Children 3rd grade and lower, please bring your children to their Sunday School room and also plan to pick them up after Sunday School is over. If your children participate in Canterbury Choir, please plan to pick them up from Sunday School their Sunday School classroom and deliver them to the Music Room on the 3rd floor.
Pre-K: Room 6, which is located off the corner of the “Big Room” or Lower Parish Hall
Kindergarten: Room 1, down the hall of the nursery school, up the three stairs, first door on the right
First grade: Room 3, down the hall of the nursery school, up the three stairs, second to last room on the right
Second grade: Room 4, down the hall of the nursery school, up the three stairs, last room on the left
Third grade: Room 314—third floor, down the hall, third door on the right
Fourth grade: Room 312—third floor, down the hall, second door on the right
Fifth grade: Room 310—third floor, down the hall, first door on the right after the elevator
Sixth grade: Room 26—second floor, down the hall, last door on the left before the lounge
Seventh grade: Youth room—second floor, down the hall, door on the right after the big bulletin board
Eighth grade: Conference room—second floor, down the hall, second door on the right after the big bulletin board
Youth Forum: Noah’s office—second floor, in the church office, near the Mayfair entrance to the church
Canterbury Choir will start this Sunday immediately following Sunday School-- it will start at 10:30am in the 3rd floor music room. Please contact Christin Cooper if your children are interested in Canterbury Choir.
10:45AM Service Kid’s Word
The 10:45AM service also has an option for kids, Kid’s Word. Children leave for Kid’s Word after the opening hymn. It includes activities and discussion for children, and return to the church at the Peace.
Our Vestry has decided that we are going to be a Nametag Parish and that everyone will wear nametags each Sunday. If you do not have a "permanent" one yet, you are more than welcome to write your name, and your children's names, on the sticky-back nametags and wear them. This is one way for everyone to get to know each other, but don't be afraid to introduce yourself either. I was amazed last Sunday how many times I heard people commenting to each other how many folks there were around who they didn't know-- let's make sure nobody feels like they are strangers. Remember, everyone is welcome, and God loves everybody.
I have a request from Karen Viggiano, AKA "The Donut Lady". This goes along the lines of wearing nametags. Please make sure that she knows your kids, and that they belong to you-- she always checks with parents before handing a child a donut. It's an allergy issue, of course, but also just a good idea to check with parents before giving a child a sugary treat.
Director of Children and Family Ministry