Children’s Programs

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Christian Education at Saint Paul’s takes many forms and is experienced through teaching and weekly interaction as a faith community. Central to this education is classroom formation for children intended to provide a solid faith foundation on which to build as they grow. Christian Education takes place every Sunday from 9:40 – 10:25 am in the Education wing.

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And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. – Isaiah 54:13

 

Nursery (Infants – Age 2)

Child Care is provided from 8:30 a.m. to noon during worship and Church School for infants and toddlers.  Sunday morning child care is offered in a clean, beautiful nursery in the Church School wing. The nursery is also staffed by compassionate and caring people who stand ready to welcome your little one with open arms.

Godly Play (Ages 3-11)

Godly Play is a method of Christian formation and spiritual direction for children. The goal is to teach children the art of using religious language to express their own understanding and knowledge of God. Stories are told with objects which encourage children to enter into those stories and torelate them to their personal experience. A Godly Play class typically ends with an art response, prayer, feast and gathering time.

  • Godly Play I: Godly Play I is for ages 3, 4 and 5.  Children in this class begin with the basic stories, learn how to be together as a community of children and learn beginning skills for work (art) response.
  • Godly Play II: Godly Play II is for ages 6, 7 and 8. Children in this class continue to gain fluency with the core stories of the Bible and work towards expanding their knowledge with enrichment lessons and extensions of the basic stories. In this class, work response materials are expanded as skills increase.
  • Godly Play III:  Godly Play III is for ages 9, 10 and 11. Children in this study Bible skills and work with advanced lessons while expanding their ability for theological reflection and conversation. Godly Play Stories such as the Great Family will serve to anchor each exploration of the experience of the people of God. Response time includes the use of more sophisticated work materials.