Children's Ministries

When a child is baptized at St. Pauls, we promise to care for that child and show with our lives how Christians live.

So we ask ourselves, how do Christians live? We practice hospitality, we join together in worship, we live as a people who are part of a sacred story, and we work together for a more just and loving world. We are a congregation that understands that Christian education is not confined to a Sunday School room but takes place in every aspect of our time together. For the children and youth of St. Pauls, opportunities abound to practice our faith: exploring our faith stories, creating worship experiences, singing together, serving others through outreach projects, and even playing together. Nearly 200 kids "practice" weekly. All are welcome.

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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...