Families and Children

On any given Sunday, you just never know what will be going on in Church School at St. Pauls. You may find kids making prayer pretzels in the kitchen, planting bulbs in the garden, designing puppets for a show, taking a field trip to the Ba’hai Temple, sorting groceries for Thanksgiving Baskets, making signs for a bake sale, gathering together for joys and concerns, rehearsing for a Christmas play, and so on! There is always a lot of singing, too.

Church School

Church School begins the Sunday after Labor Day and continues through the Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend. Regular class time is from 10:00-11:00 AM.

There are nine classes:

  • Primary Class for 2 & 3 year-olds meets in the Rainbow Room off the Social Hall.
  • Junior Kindergarten/Kindergarten Class meets in the Green Room at the east end of the Social Hall.
  • 1st/2nd Grade Class meets on the main floor between the office and the Chapel.
  • 3rd/4th Grade Class meets in an upstairs classroom over the Parlor.
  • 5th/6th Grade Class meets on the top floor next to the Choir Room.
  • 7th Grade Class meets in the Blue Room on the ground floor.
  • 8th Grade/Confirmation I class meets in Meeting Room I in the Confirmation Youth Center on the top floor.
  • 9th Grade/Confirmation II class meets in Meeting Room II in the Confirmation Youth Center on the top floor.
  • 10th-12th Grade Forum meets in the High School Lounge on the main floor.

Register your child for Church School here.

Childcare

Children and babies under the age of two are welcome in the Nursery -- both during Church School and during Worship. St. Pauls has a long-standing Safe Sanctuary policy. Staff and volunteers who work with children and youth have background checks on file.

Breastfeeding Policy

St. Pauls Church welcomes you and your nursing child.  We encourage you to nurse wherever you feel comfortable. We are the church together and we are glad to have you here. For more information on our breastfeeding policy, please click here.

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Pre-schoolers gather in the Rainbow Room for a regular program of song and story with related arts and crafts. There is a time to pray and always a time to play. The rainbow motif from the story of Noah's Ark reminds us that God has promised to...

Kids in Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten gather in the Green Room for class from 9:30-10:30. Sometimes you'll find them outside checking out their garden plot. Using the SPARK Story Bible, the teachers explore Old Testament stories in the...

Because children at this age are learning to read and becoming more comfortable exploring the Bible, they are introduced to the SPARK NRSV Bible. For part of the year, the class spends the first 15 minutes in Kids Chapel where they experience...

How do Bible stories connect to the lives of a bunch of active, savvy 9 and 10 year-olds? In this class, teachers strive to help the kids define what core values are revealed in the stories and how these can help them when faced with difficult...

The lens through which these pre-teens view the Bible stories grows much wider -- helping them to find the meaning of the stories in the life of the city. This group takes on a number of service projects throughout the year -- the Thanksgiving...

Pre-Confirmation (7th Grade)

This is the Bible Belt class, as in “get the Bible under your belt.” Having explored various stories during their early church school years, the 7th graders get an overview of the entire Bible: - Who wrote it? -...

8th & 9th Grades

Confirmation Program Overview

St. Pauls UCC offers a two-year Confirmation Program beginning in year one with students entering the eighth grade and continuing through the ninth grade in year two. A...

LITTLE LIGHTS is a preschool program for 2 and 3-year-olds with classes meeting at St. Pauls UCC.

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am, with additional morning programming available from 9:00-9:30. Monday class is...

2nd -4th Grade Youth Group

Meets every Tuesday from 4-5:30 PM beginning September 20.

Youth Group for 2nd-4th grade meets on Tuesday nights at St. Pauls. Come for games, pizza, faith, friendship fun! Youth group is totally different...

Including children and youth in worship leadership is a long-standing commitment at St. Pauls. Acolytes have the special responsibility of leading the pastors to the chancel during the processional and lighting the candles on the altar. During...

Every year in January for 39 years the children and youth of Saint Pauls explore their creative talents in music, dance and theatre with our annual preparation for and production of Bible Story Theatre.  All church school kids - from age 4...