At St.Paul’s, Christian formation for children, from birth through 5th grade, includes opportunities for children to experience the love of God through the Bible, worship and learning about our Episcopal traditions. Godly Play and Children’s Chapel are led by trained volunteers dedicated to enriching the lives of St. Paul’s children.
Children’s Formation is comprised of the following ministries:
St. Paul’s nursery is a safe, bright environment, with a warm and caring team of staff and volunteers to care for your child. Care is available on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 9 weeks up to age four. Snacks are provided.
Pre-K Sunday School
Pre-K Sunday School, staffed by volunteers, is a time for our 3 and 4 year olds to interact with one another and learn about God through Bible based story time. A weekly related craft accompanies our lesson. Stories follow the liturgical calendar.
During the 10:30 a.m. service, children ages 4+ have their own chapel and kid-friendly liturgy. After interacting with the lesson of the day, children join the rest of the congregation for communion in the 10:30 a.m. service. Snacks are provided.
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that includes storytelling, interaction, exploration, and creativity to teach and enliven the bible stories. In Godly Play I (age 5 – 3rd grade) and Godly Play II (4th – 5th grade), marvelous things happen as children “work, play and wonder together at the awesomeness of God.”
Social Activities for our Pre-Youth Group Aged Children
Social Activities for our Children’s Ministry include Book Club held several times a year for our 4th and 5th graders, movie, skating and bowling for our 3rd-5th graders. We also offer a Young Peacemakers program several times a year to teach our 3rd-5th graders conflict resolution skills in a Godly way.
Children’s Formation also has three major seasonal events:
Easter Egg Hunt
Every Easter, after the 10:30 a.m. service, the children of St. Paul’s are sent out to find all the colorful eggs full of candy.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Every summer, typically in mid-June, St. Paul’s hosts vacation bible school for children ages 4-10 where they learn bible verses, and interact with biblical themes in arts & crafts, games, and music. Our trained team of youth and adult volunteers are well prepared to keep your kids safe and totally engaged.
Each October, St. Paul’s hosts a big party for children of all ages, complete with games, music, candy, and Halloween-style tailgating. Our team of staff and volunteers provides a safe and festive atmosphere for children to have fun and show off their favorite costumes.