September Youth and Family

Youth Night @ the Fitzpatrick’s Residence

Youth Night-an evening of fun, games, food and community building around a bonfire is scheduled for September 16, 2017 at the Fitzpatrick’s at 7:00 p.m. The Fitzpatrick’s live at 9339 Stenton Ave, Erdenheim, PA. This is our first Youth Group meeting for the year, and our hope is that as many of you will turn up and have some fun. You are all welcome to bring your friends with you.

Church School Registration & Hike

Annual Church School hike to the Wissahickon, where we explore the beauty of the trail and enjoy the company of Trail Ambassadors is scheduled for September 10, 2017. Trial Ambassadors educate us on the history of the valley and all the work directed towards a sustainable place of rest, exercise and beauty. All families are encouraged to return to St. Paul’s for brunch and Church School Registration. Hike begins at 9:45 at the bottom of Rex Avenue.

Classroom Set-Up, Teachers Meeting & Lunch

Church School Teachers will be cleaning up and preparing the classrooms to welcome all our children on September 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. We will conclude our cleaning and set-up with a lunch meeting. All are invited to join us if you are able.

Church School: Welcome Sunday

St. Paul’s Church School begins on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9:40. We are grateful to all our Teachers who have worked so hard in making sure that the Children and Youth of St. Paul’s will have a wonderful experience throughout the year.

Register On-Line For Church School

Registration for Church School is now open. You can register online at  www.stpaulschestnuthill.org Please, while registering, you are invited to fill out the Photo Release Form. You are kindly invited to send the registration by email or simply drop it off on September 10, 2017 after the hike

Teacher Training

St. Paul’s will be hosting Godly Play C.O.R.E Training on September 30, 2017, 8:30-5:00 p.m. The training will be led by Ms. Dawn Stewart, the local training around the Philadelphia area. This C.O.R.E. Training will cover the Sacred Stories. If you are interested in learning more about Godly Play or simply want to experience one of the Sacred Stories, you are welcome to join us.

Godly Play @ Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota

This past summer during our Youth Pilgrimage to Standing Rock, North Dakota, we worshipped at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fort Yates on the Sunday following our arrival. After worship, I was talking to Rev. Brandon Mauai who is a deacon at the Church. In our conversation, he shared with me that they were planning on starting Godly Play at St. Luke’s but they were not sure about where and how they will train Storytellers and DoorPersons. I told him that Godly Play is very big at St. Pual’s, and I will talk to Cliff about helping them travel to St. Paul’s for training. When I arrived, I spoke to Cliff, who was very excited about St. Paul’s sharing this ministry with St. Luke’s, and expressed interest in helping Brandon and his wife-Angela, travel to St. Paul’s on three different weekends for our Godly Play C.O.R.E. Training on September 30, October 14 and October 28. If you are interested in helping with our mission to share Godly Play with St. Luke’s, please contact Manny-emercer@stpaulschestnuthill.org