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Molding and equipping the new generation of Christians is an integral part of our ministry at St. Paul UCC.

We have many fantastic opportunities in which young people, inside and outside of our congregation, can participate. All programming is geared toward getting kids involved while learning about and growing in their faith.

VBS  will return in 2019!

 

For one week each summer, the halls of St. Paul UCC are filled with the joyous sounds of 100 or so children attending Vacation Bible School (VBS). Youth will begin their VBS day with the daily opening ceremony and then move into their individual age-appropriate groups to learn stories of our faith and how to relate these stories to their everyday life. While in their smaller groups, VBS children rotate through different workshops to learn the lesson of the day.


CHILDREN’S MUSIC PROGRAMMING

If your child is interested in join the St. Paul Children’s Choir please let Jill know (jill@stpaulonline.org). The group rehearses on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 when school is in session (after Labor Day) under the direction of Joey Kurtz.

Children (and adults) are invited to join the Intergenerational Chime Choir which meets (under the direction of Joey Kurtz) in advance of special performance dates.


SPLASH

SPLASH, or St. Paul After School Hours, is an amazing after-school Christian education program. Not only does SPLASH offer Christian education, but also fine arts, music, snack and recreation. Time is also set aside for homework. First through fifth graders are welcome to attend SPLASH. SPLASH meets from 2:30-5:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Sept. 5- May 1. (SPLASH will not meet October 31st, November 21,  during Christmas break [December 27 and January 2] or April 17.)

For more information please contact Jill Mayer.

Register online now.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Preschool
Sunday school class for preschoolers is held during the Christian Education time between the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday church services.

During Sunday School, preschoolers participate in age-appropriate activities and learn basic Bible stories, and also have time for free play. They have their own classroom in the basement of the New Addition and are taught by seasoned teachers, all with lots of love!

For more information please contact Jill Mayer.

Kindergartners through Third Graders
Kindergartners, first, second and third graders also attend Sunday School during the Christian Education time (9:45 to 10:30) between the Sunday church services.

We are currently using the Deep Blue Sunday School curriculum. This year’s theme is Family so the stories focus on the role of families (siblings, parents, grandparents, friends, foster families, church families, etc.) and what we can learn about God from these close relationships.

For more information please contact Jill Mayer.

Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth Graders
These youth meet together to begin preparing for their upcoming Confirmation classes (which will begin in seventh or eighth grade in Fall 2019). This class meets in Parish Hall during the Christian Education time (9:45 to 10:30 am) between services.

For more information please contact Jill Mayer.

Junior High Students (7th & 8th Grade)
Our junior high students when not active in the Sunday morning confirmation class can choose to either help assist in one of the Sunday school classes or attend an adult education class during the Christian Education Time (9:45 to 10:30 am).

For more information please contact Jill Mayer.

High School Students
Our high school students can choose to either help assist in one of the Sunday school classes or attend an adult education class during the Christian Education Time (9:45 to 10:30 am).


CONFIRMATION

Our 8th grade class will be confirmed in Spring of 2019.

The next Confirmation class will be open to youth in grades 7,8, or 9 and will begin forming in Fall 2019.


YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

Instilling a sense of belonging to St. Paul UCC and the wider Christian church is the goal of the St. Paul UCC youth fellowship. Young people from all faiths in our community are welcome to participate in fun activities and meaningful missions. All programming is intended to teach youth what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.

Junior High Youth
Sixth through eighth graders get together on Sunday evenings during the school year for the three Fs: Fun, fellowship and food! Meet in the Teen Room in the Parish Hall from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, contact Jill Mayer.

Senior High Youth
Young adults in high school gather at 7:oo p.m. on Sundays in the Parish Hall each week while school is in session. Their time together includes learning, service and encouraging each other in their Christian faith.  For more information, please contact Jill Mayer.