Children are an integral part of our church community and in our worship here at St. Paul’s. We value and appreciate people of all ages during our worship. Children may not understand everything that is going on or being said, but they do understand when they are welcomed, accepted and loved.
Bringing small children (and perhaps teens) into our midst is like inviting the youngest members of the family to eat at the supper table even though their table manners are not very refined. Children wiggle and fidget and swing their legs simply because they are children! Children also sing with us and pray with us and share their wonder of God with us too.
Children are spiritual beings; they know God’s presence in all of its awe and mystery. Their minds grasp things that grown up minds struggle with; it doesn’t need to “make sense” to them. They are discovering the religious language and actions to express it.
Church School beginning for those in Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade meets each Sunday during the school year beginning at 10:00 AM in the Christian Ed building. The youth rejoin their parents at the passing of the peace.
Youth participation in worship.
On the first Sunday of the month from October to April and on the second Sunday of May the youth of our parish join us for worship and participate in the service by being Lectors, Ushers and Acolytes. Chimes 4 Jesus also plays on these Sundays.
We also have various youth activities during they year. These include bowling, our annual bike ride and picnics.