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Tune in to the new St. Paul children’s podcast, Little Bird & Jesus, to hear Pastor Sara Olson-Smith and others share little bird stories just for kids…or kids at heart. Take a journey through the Bible with the little bird who was a witness to Jesus and his life. Episodes available wherever you find podcasts! 

Episode 8: Little Bird and Jesus go fishing
Original music by William Campbell
Children’s voices by Avery Taylor, Annie Harless, Gary Harless, Isabelle Lovel, Susannah Olson-Smith, Amos Olson-Smith

Episode 9: Little Bird and Jesus have lunch with a crowd of people
Original music by William Campbell
Children’s voices by Bigby Suddarth, Annie Harless, Gary Harless, Isabelle Lovel, Susannah Olson-Smith, Amos Olson-Smith

Episode 10: Little Bird and Jesus teach on a mountain
Original music by William Campbell
Children’s voices by Carolyn Chester, Annie Harless, Gary Harless, Isabelle Lovel, Susannah Olson-Smith, Amos Olson-Smith

 

Kids are at home here

Kids and parents find a home at St. Paul. Bright spaces are thoughtfully designed with children in mind. Staff and volunteers bring hearts for sharing faith. In so many ways, this congregation seeks to be a loving sign of God’s grace for families.

Children are welcome in worship

“Let the children come,” said Jesus. At St. Paul, we believe that children belong in worship. Kids receive special welcomes:

  • Children’s messages are included in Sunday worship at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Grown-ups love them too!
  • Kids’ bags are stuffed with soft toys, books, and crayons. Borrow one. They’re available at the Sanctuary entrance, whenever you forget “provisions” from home.
  • Staffed childcare is available all Sunday morning as needed. Pick up a silent pager and relax into worship or an adult class.
  • When your child needs a break from worship, feel free to step out. The service is broadcast through speakers in the Gathering Area, just outside the Sanctuary doors, and in the Nursing Moms’ Room.

Sunday-morning learning

Sunday-morning learning for all ages is offered 10:15-11 a.m., September through May. During these 45 minutes, everyone scatters to places for learning. The classroom journey begins at age 3. You’ll find your age 3 and Pre-K on the main level and K-Grade 5 on the lower level.

Faith milestones

Faith milestones are special markers along the growing-up journey. Each milestone is grounded in the Bible and nurtures faith in everyday life. Here parents and kids discover God’s presence in seemingly ordinary happenings. A milestone is a memorable and fun way to say, “This is an important time. God is here.”

2022 Milestone Calendar PDF

Children: Maddy Carroll