Celebrated on October 13 at St. Paul’s this year, Children’s Sabbath is an international interfaith day to reflect on God’s gift of children and ways congregations and individuals can renew their commitment to care for, protect, and advocate for all children.
As we give thanks for the children in our church family, we also will look outward at ways we can join in the work God is doing in caring for children locally and globally. Please visit the Jones Building lobby to see displays of St. Paul’s ministries that impact children and find out how you can support these efforts with your prayers, time, and resources.
St. Paul’s also celebrates children through the United Methodist tradition of giving third graders their very own personalized bibles, encouraging them to grow in faith and understanding.
To ensure personalized bibles for each third grader, parents are asked to email the correct spelling of their children’s names to Director of Children’s Ministry Rev. Kate Flint via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bibles will be presented during the 11:05 worship service. The Treble Choir and Choristers will sing the Introit for that service. Rev. Flint will preach at 8:30 and 11:05. Rev. Nataly Negrete will preach at 9:45.
A brunch for the third graders and their families, a brief rehearsal, and group picture will be in the JB Basement during the Sunday School hour.
All of St. Paul’s pastors will celebrate this occasion by visiting the third graders in their homes to get to know the children better and to share a brief introduction to the incredible wisdom, joy and grace of God revealed in the Bible. For more information about this, please email Rev. Andrew Wolfe via email@example.com.