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Ministry of Presence


St. Paul's Church offers a variety of programs for young people of all ages.  A sampling of current programming is listed below.  Check back for updates as we work to meet the needs of our parish and community.

Ageless Worship – Our First Sunday of the Month 10:00 am service is designated as Ageless Worship. The service is designed to be understandable and accessible to everyone, with a length that is manageable for families with young children, and content that is enriching for all ages.

Children and youth are encouraged to participate in the service by assisting with the collection, reading the prayers, or helping in other ways.

Sunday Children and Youth Programs

Infant/toddler quiet space - The Youth Room (adjacent to the choir room) is available during the services for families to have a quiet space to care for small children.

Carpeted area at the rear of the worship space - This area provides a soft spot for children to read a book or play with a toy while their caregiver can still enjoy the service.

Pew Packets are leaflets provided weekly that include references to the week's readings in the coloring pages and activities.  A great option for the elementary school child to use during the service.  They are available at the rear of the church, and also at the side entrance.

Nursery care – Professional childcare staff care for children up to age four. every Sunday from 9:30 -11:30, while their parents or caregivers are involved in the worship service and other parish activities.  Located adjacent to the Sunday school classrooms.

Sunday School – During the school year we offer a Christian Education program for pre-school to 5th grade children.  Our program will resume on September 11, 2016. Children will gather in the classroom at 9:45 am and join the 10:00 congregation for Communion. Sunday School does not meet on Ageless Worship Sundays (1st Sunday of the month) when the children take part in the 10:00 service.

CnC (Confirm not Conform): This is our program of confirmation preparation for students in Middle School.  We will be preparing for confirmation in the spring of 2017.  Details of our program will be released at the beginning of the school year.

SPY (St. Paul's Youth): (Senior High Youth) Students have opportunities within the community and the diocese to network with other youth groups, as well as to participate in new ways within our worship services.

We strive to be a place to belong, whoever you are, just as you are.  That goes for everybody.

Intergenerational programming will be featured this year at St. Paul's.  Watch for announcements of special offerings.  Plan to join us on the first Saturday of each month for an all-ages Board Game night (including dinner) beginning at 5:30 PM.