We hope you had a joyous Christmas and Happy New Year!
We're so excited for all that's in store for St. Paul's children in 2023. If your child hasn't yet been to a Sunday School class, January is a great time to start! In the coming months, there's a lot for children to look forward to at St. Paul's, including a communion class, VBS and more.
Please note that in the New Year, our communications will be going from weekly to monthly, so keep this email!
Some January highlights:
This Sunday, January 8th: Sunday School, Children's Chapel and Pre-EYC resume.
January 15th: Socks and Undies Sunday: Please help pre-EYC support Note in the Pocket by donating NEW socks and underwear. All sizes (infant-adult) of garments are needed. Gently used shoes and clothing are also welcome. The donation bin is located in the church hallway near the choir room.
We hope to see you soon!
Mother Alice, Regan, and the Children's Ministry Committee
Save the Date: Vacation Bible School June 26 - 30th!
VBS will take place Monday, June 26th through Friday, June 30th, from 9am - 12 noon each day.
Children ages 3 through current 5th graders are able to register for a week of time with friends and fun at church! Each day, children will enjoy a lesson with our clergy, along with art, games, snack music and more.
Registration will open in February.
Communion Class info & registration
Our children's communion class is designed to deepen a child's understanding of the Holy Eucharist. The class, taught by clergy, is designed for 1st through 3rd graders. The completion of this class is not a prerequisite for receiving communion. Children are encouraged to bring their questions as they experience God's invitation into the sacrament.
Communion classes will meet 3 times during Lent, from 10:15am to 11am, on the following dates:
Sunday, February 5, 10:15 - 11am
Sunday, February 9, 10:15 - 11am
Sunday, February 12, 10:15 -11am
The students in this class will be honored after communion on Sunday, February 26th at the 9am service.
The Children of St. Paul's have been collecting an offering at the 9:00am services this school year to benefit Refuge for Refugees Ministry (R4R).
The children have contributed $667.70 this year! Amazing!
Facilitated by the Children's Ministry Committee, the children of St. Paul's used their collection to provide Christmas gifts for all 13 children from the R4R Angel Tree. Leaders from R4R, who know the refugee families well, shopped for each child and selected new (and very cute!) clothes and shoes.
R4R was also able to supply each family with diapers and wipes to care for their young children. The Children's Ministry Committee and R4R worked together to wrap and deliver all the gifts to each family in time for Christmas.
Mother Alice, Sunday School teachers, and R4R volunteers will be sharing this story with St. Paul's children in the coming weeks, and we encourage families to reflect on how St. Paul's children made God's love tangible for refugee families.
The children's offering resumes on January 8. We will discern how to serve the refugee families with the offerings this spring.
Check out all the gifts that went to children from the R4R Angel Tree!
In-person services: Services are at 7:30, 9:00, and 11:15am. on Sundays. You can sign in when you arrive.
Live stream: You can also live stream our Sunday 9:00am service. You do not need a Facebook account to use this link.
The Kids' Club (nursery care) is open for babies and toddlers during the 9am service! The staff at the newly renovated Kids' Club are excited to welcome and care for our littlest children. The Kids' Club is located in the education building.
Children’s Chapel is for kids 3 through 5th grade and takes place during the 9am service. Children start the service with their families and follow the cross (noted in the bulletin) to Children’s Chapel. There they will enjoy a lesson and return to their families for Communion.
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