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.

*Note: In-person indoor Sunday school is on hold due to COVID-19.

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:IMG_8869

  • New this year: Outdoor worship for kids and families, Third Saturdays of the month, 4 p.m., North Lawn.
  • PJ Prayers: Sundays, 7 p.m., starting Oct. 4, join children’s ministries leaders online for a prayer service for kids age 3-fifth grade.
  • 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 10:20-11:05 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 child’s classroom in the education wing:

  • Main level: Age 3 through Pre K
  • Upper level: Kindergarten through Grade 2
  • Lower level: Grades 3-5

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.” Watch for these milestones for children each year:

  • One-year-olds: Forming faith
  • Three-year-olds: Welcome to Learning Milestone
  • Kindergarten: Discovering Worship Milestone
  • First grade: 10 Commandments Milestone
  • Second grade: Lord’s Prayer Milestone
  • Third grade: God’s Word Milestone
  • Fourth grade: Holy Communion Milestone

Children: Pastor Sara Olson-Smith