As you know, our church has not hired a Children’s Minister at this point. However, you probably have also observed that our children’s programs haven’t missed a beat and are going strong. This is largely a result of current staff and volunteers stepping up and working well together to provide a great program of learning and fun.
Behind this success is a Children’s Ministry planning team led by Mary Paige Taylor and with Janet Sewell managing the administrative responsibilities. These tasks require regular attention and follow-through.
The approach is working well. Their work has resulted in a fully-planned fall children’s program, which launched in early September, and a new initiative of providing home worship packets to preschool – 6th graders. The kids are looking forward to a Movie Night this Sunday and a Fall Festival.
Both Mary Paige and Janet have expressed an interest in continuing in these roles. The Personnel team approved this as an interim plan with Mary Paige and Janet Sewell each receiving a stipend. Mary Paige would continue to have the duties of leading the planning team and Janet Sewell would assist with the administrative responsibilities. We are grateful for their leadership.
KIDS AT ST. PAUL
We treasure children at St. Paul and offer lots of opportunities for children and their families to deepen their spiritual connections with God and each other! The children’s ministry offers tons of activities for kids that are fun and give children the chance to experience the love of God and explore what it means to be a Christian!
Based on input from the Children’s Ministry Interest Survey, we’ve decided to combine the in-person participants for KICS and Tweens on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 4-5:30pm. We will meet outside through October (weather permitting), and then will transition inside to Room 100 or McAdams Hall for activities, lessons, and individually wrapped snacks. The leaders for the time being are Karla Temple and Maggie Burns, along with a rotating list of parent volunteers.
Online option: If you’re not comfortable with your child participating in in-person events right now, that’s okay! There will be a Zoom option for the lesson portion of the evening for Tweens. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Masks will be required, social distancing will be enforced, and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. If your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher, we will ask them to return home and come again another time.
Kids and Tweens Schedule:
– Septemer 27 – KICS+Tweens is cancelled
– October 4 – Family Movie Night 7pm
– October 11 – Normal KICS+Tweens
– October 25 – Normal KICS+Tweens
– October 28 – Trunk or Treat 6p-8p
– November 8 – Normal KICS+Tweens
– November 22 – Normal KICS+Tweens
– December 12 – Cookies with Santa
– December 13 – Last KICS+Tweens of the year
If you have questions, or need to be subscribed to the St. Paul Kids email list, email us at email@example.com and we’ll get you taken care of.
Children’s choirs will offer a combination of small in-person groups and zoom meetings. We alternate in person and virtual weeks. Zoom choir on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, and in person (outdoors, masked, and distanced) on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY CLASSES
Sundays (through the school year) | 10:00-10:50am (temporarily suspended due to Covid-19)
Ages 3 – 6th Grade
Sunday school classes offered to children are age-appropriate Bible studies with application in their daily lives.
KICS (Kids in Christ’s Service)
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 4-5:30pm
See details above
KICS (Kids in Christ’s Service) is for children in 1st-4th grades. We are a service-focused group and complete a mission-related activity each month. A small snack will be provided.
Wednesdays (through the school year) | 6:00-6:30pm
(temporarily suspended due to Covid-19)
Wednesday nights are fun at St. Paul! Bring the whole family for dinner, classes, and music! Students in grades 1-6 are invited to take a break their friends playing games in the gym.
2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 4-5:30pm (a virtual option is available)
See details above
Grades 5 & 6
St. Paul Tweens ministry offers opportunities for students 5th & 6th grades to connect with God and one another. Through their ministries, the Tweens engage their heads, hearts, and hands in an environment where they receive the necessary tools and teaching to help them further their Christian walk in today’s world. We partner with God in offering multiple avenues for this transformation to occur.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the school year, students engage in large group games and lesson, small group discussion, and a small snack. These elements work to help these students engage with their faith on their own level.