To find out more about our programs:
- Contact the Rev. Emmanuel Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Download our brochure about Family Ministries, Children and Youth
Beyond the close affinity we enjoy at St. Paul’s, families also meet once every quarter off campus to fellowship and to get to know each other. For many new families to St. Paul’s, Family Pot-Lucks are the perfect Family Pot-Lucks are usually hosted by parishioners. Everyone is welcomed to bring one or two of the following: appetizer, entrée, desert, cookies, salad or any kind of beverage. Family Pot-Lucks are usually held on Saturday afternoons and it is always a great time for fun, fellowship and food.
Parents Night-Out is a fun way for parents to get together at a local restaurant for food, fellowship and good conversation or simply get together for a different activity. On Parents Night-Out, parents simply drop off their children at the Church where the children are treated to pizza, snacks etc. The parents then meet at the designated location for a fun evening. It is an interesting way to get out of the house and enjoy a wonderful evening without having to worry about child-care.
Early this past summer we had our first Family Camping Weekend at Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe. The hope is to continue to offer the camping experience on an annual basis-on the last weekend in June. Families can spend the entire weekend at the Camp or simply spend a night or two depending on your schedule. Campers arrive at Camp Site around 6 p.m. on Friday and depart on Sunday after Holy Eucharist held under one of the sheds. Campers may sleep in their own tents or in cabins. More information is usually provided in the Spring.
Parish Family Supper
St. Paul’s will offer a Parish Supper-a partnership between Chorister and Church School parents every Thursday during Lent. Parish Suppers are usually simple meals prepared by parents of Choristers and Church School students. It has so far been a great avenue for bringing families together to serve and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome to help with buying food, cooking, setting-up or cleaning after supper.
Annual Family Ski-Retreat is always a wonderful opportunity to hit the slopes or simply relax at the ski-lounge while your children enjoy the slopes. Ski-Retreat is usually scheduled for February; we will again be heading to Blue Mountain Ski Resort. More information about the Ski-Retreat is provided in the fall.
On every first Saturday of June, families from St. Paul’s take a trip to Hershey Park to enjoy all that Hershey has to offer. Families gather around lunchtime to enjoy a meal together but for the most part, it’s all about children and adults having a great time touring or riding one of the many. Information about our trip to Hershey Park is usually shared in the Spring.