The Sunday School hour begins at 9:45 in the Jones Building with separate classes for each age or grade level from age 3 years through 5th grade. To help us provide the best experience for your child, please complete a Children’s Ministry Information Form.
Young Children – age 3 through 1st Grade
Sunday School for 3-year-olds through 1st grade begins at 9:45 with Joyful Noise, a music and worship assembly. At 10:10, children are escorted to age-level classrooms for a Bible story, activities and snack. The curriculum, Seasons of the Spirit, is based on the lectionary scriptures read in worship, allowing families to share a common experience each week. Children flourish in their spiritual growth with a balance between listening, singing and moving, creating, and sharing fellowship with their peers.
Parents sign in children at Joyful Noise, make a nametag, indicate any special concerns or dietary restrictions, and leave a cell phone or pager number if desired. Children are signed out at the classroom doors at 10:45. For more information, contact Ellen Edwards.
GROW for 2nd – 5th Grades
GROW is a specially designed Sunday School program for second through fifth grades that meets in the Jones Building Basement at 9:45 every Sunday morning. Lessons are based on the seasons of the church year and the Lectionary scriptures that are read during worship, including both the Old and New Testaments. A typical four-to-six-week unit of lessons includes an introduction, then a variety of rotation workshops, followed by a wrap-up lesson or celebration. The Jones Building basement provides a backdrop for learning in a variety of ways:
- Drama and storytelling
- Visual arts
- Cooking and science
- Bible discovery, history and culture
- Music and movement
For more information, contact Mike Mosby.
“Let It Shine!” for children and youth with special needs
All children have a special place in St. Paul’s family. “Let It Shine!” is a ministry for children and youth with developmental challenges or other special needs. The classroom is open for the 9:45 Sunday School hour and the 11:05 worship hour, or children are welcome to join a class with an assistant if needed. A Special Needs Coordinator consults with parents about accommodations or an individualized plan for each child.