Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. - Prayer for the Care of Children, The Book of Common Prayer, p.829
Christian formation is the lifelong process of growing in our relationship with God, self, others, and all creation. Every experience in our lives can provide us with the opportunity to express our faith; the challenge we face is recognizing these opportunities and learning ways to live a sometimes countercultural life in a secular world.
One way we that we are formed as Christians is by participating in Sunday school on Sundays during the program year. The Christian Formation hour is from 9:15-10:15 on Sunday mornings and includes age-appropriate classes, groups, and meetings for all people from age 3 through adulthood.
Godly Play - 10:20 a.m. on Sundays
Soft Space and Nursery
Building Faith Brick by Brick
Building Faith Brick by Brick is our Sunday school class for children from grade 3 through grade 5. Kids will read a sacred story together out of the Brick Bible, pray and wonder together about the meaning of the story and how it affects their lives, and then use the LEGO bricks in the classroom to build something to share with the others in the class. Kids may build the story as…Read More »
Frolic is our Sunday school gathering for preschoolers. Frolic is designed for children to learn the way they know best - through play! Frolic develops appropriate play spaces, prayers, storytelling, music, and rituals. Frolic was developed by childhood development experts to introduce concepts of faith to babies and children.
Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian Formation in the Montessori tradition. Godly Play at St. Paul's is for children from age 4 through grade 5. Drop off is at 10:20 a.m. on Sundays in the Godly Play room. Children return to the main service of Holy Eucharist at the Peace.
Godly Play takes a break for the month of June, but meets most weeks from July through May.
Holy Moly is our Sunday school class for children from kindergarten through grade 2. Holy Moly is designed to engage students who are not yet able to read comfortably but are learning how through use of video and supplemental materials that tell the story in a unique way. Characters in the videos don't speak English, and stories are told visually, with characters who encounter Go…Read More »
POLO meets on Sundays from 9:15 - 10:15 in a second-floor preschool classroom. POLO gathers so that parents of children under 2 years can be together and connect with other parents in a similar life stage.
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Mark 10:14
We welcome our youngest as we strive to fulfill His commission when Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..." We have a soft space located in the east transept of the church for families with young children. This sacred space is carpeted, has soft toys, and offers easy access to bathrooms. Parents and children can participate together as a family in the worship. With ch…Read More »