Children & Teens

To download and print the Christian Education Registration Form for our  Programs, click on this link –> 2018 Christian Education – Children & Youth Registration Form.

Pre-K through 8th Grade

Pre-K-4th Grade:  On Sunday’s during the Program Year, (September-May) we offer the Godly Play curriculum.  Based on Montessori principles, The Godly Play approach helps our children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Godly Play is taught by our certified Goldly Play teachers and begins on Sundays at 9:45AM.  Children are welcome to join at any time.

5th-8th Grade:  On Sunday’s beginning after after Church at 11:30AM we offer the curriculum Weaving God’s Promises created particularly for Episcopal children.  This comprehensive curriculum designed specifically with our middle school age group in mind explores the Bible as well as Episcopal history and tradition.  We hope to illumine for our youth how God’s promises of Salvation are woven into our lives and to give our youth a solid grounding for future youth and high-school formation programs.   This program usually meets three Sunday’s a month during the Program Year ( September-May)  Middle Schoolers can join at any point.

 

Sunday Worship Opportunities:  Students entering 5th grade are welcome and encouraged to serve at our Sunday morning services as readers, intercessors and acolytes.  Students entering 7th grade may serve as Chalice Bearers as well.   Additional Sunday service opportunities are the Altar Guild and our Audio & Visual support program.  Training is provided for all students who are interested.

 

Youth Group

Youth Group for Middle School and High School:  During the year our teachers as well as our Rector lead different youth group activities.  Sometimes as a whole group and at other times events unique to Middle School and High School age.  These events are held onsite as well as off-site.  The events sometimes include games nights, scavenger hunts, lock-ins excursions to off site events such as bowling, ice-skating, escape rooms, haunted houses.  Special events are held during Christmas and Holy Week.  This group also participates in Mission Work throughout the year.

Here are some photos of our Youth Group Activites:

 

Some Special Offerings for our Children and Youth

Cherub Chapel – Offered the second and fourth Tuesday at 3:30pm from September to end of May, for infant size through preschool. This 45 minute program introduces children and their adult care-givers to Church Liturgy, and Church community.  Caregivers receive encouragement and opportunity to socialize.  Church membership is not a requirement to participate in this great opportunity.  During off Tuesdays the equivalent to Cherub Chapel, Cherub Church is held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and is open to all.
Christmas Pageant – held annually at our 4PM Christmas Eve Family Service featuring our Godly Play Students as characters and our youth as narrators.
Confirmation – usually offered every other year to our high school age students.  These classes are taught by our clergy and laity.  Sometimes we collaborate with other area Episcopal Churches.
Check out below our Godly Play Classroom!