Young Children


Faith formation for our children and youth are vitally important. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes counter-cultural life in a secular world.

At St. Paul's we provide opportunities for families and children to share, learn and grow together. Here are a few of the faith formation events available at St. Paul's.


SUNDAY SCHOOL To-Go

Sunday School To-Go was started at St. Paul's in 2014. Unlike traditional Sunday School with classrooms and teachers, Sunday School To-Go allows parents and children to be "shepherds" along their journey of faith. Each month materials for faith formation are available to families to pick up and do formation at home. Themes include prayer, spiritual practices, social activities and fun games that allow us to better follow Jesus as individuals and as families. Sunday School To-Go materials are available on the first Sunday of each month during the program year.


GATHERING

Each month, on a designated Sunday at 5:30 p.m., families are invited to gather for a simple meal, catered by our Hospitality Coordinator (which means you don't have to cook). The cost of the meal is $4.00/person or $20/family. The GATHERING meal is followed by an all-age formation activity.

Fall-Winter GATHERINGS dates:

  • October 21, 2018
  • December 2, 2018
  • January 6, 2019
  • February 17, 2019
  • March 5, 2019
  • April 13, 2019


Dear Parents with young kids in Church

When you and your kids are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that this worship thing we do isn’t about bible study or personal, quiet contemplation but coming together to worship as a community where all are welcome, where we share in the Word and Sacrament together.

When you are here, we have hope that these chairs won’t be empty in 10 years when your kids are old enough “to sit quietly and behave in worship”. They are learning that worship is important. We know it’s hard, but thank you for what you do when you bring your children to church. Please know that your family — with all of its noise, struggle, commotion, and joy — are not simply tolerated, you are a vital part of the community gathered in worship.