St. Paul Children's Ministry

The Children's Ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church serves as an opportunity for children to build a foundation of faith and be a part of a church family. Our events and activities provide a time and place for children to learn Biblical values that will stay with them as they grow. The Children's Ministry serves infants through fifth grade.

Our goals for the Children's Ministry include:

- To establish a solid, spiritual foundation in the children of SPUMC
- To include a time for praise and worship which will enrich the learning and growth of each                 child
- To incorporate technology and media into the teaching and learning of Bible stories, lessons,         and concepts
- To encourage church family participation through the need of donations, volunteers,                         fundraisers, etc.
- To provide the congregation with opportunities to witness the growth of the children

Nursery: Nursery - Room A-9
Nursery Care is provided by Mrs. Valicia Eger and Mrs. Katelyn Shaffer during all three worship services. They staff our nursery every Sunday to provide quality, loving care to the little ones of our church. The nursery is open to children ages 0-3 during the 8:15 & 11:00 worship services and 0-2 years at 9:45am.

Sunday School:
Sunday School is available for children age 3- Grade 5. We are currently using Whirl Sunday School Classroom Curriculum by Sparkhouse. Each week students are sent home with a leaflet to share what they have learned. There are 3 Sunday School classes based on age/grade.

Preschool Classes: Students report straight to Room A-10
              Available for Ages 3-5 (must be potty trained)

Grades K-2nd Grade: Students are dropped off and picked up in Room A-2 (Assembly Room). They go to Room A-7 for their Sunday School lesson.

Grades 3-5: Students are dropped off, picked up, and stay in Room A-2 (Assembly Room).

Special Events:
Trunk or Treat - October 28, 2017, 2-4pm
Easter Egg Hunt - TBD
Intergenerational Retreat - Spring 2018 (Date to be determined)
Children's Musical - "That's So Daniel", May 13, 2018
Vacation Bible School - "Shipwrecked-Rescued by Jesus", June 2018

Kids for Christ - led by Nicole Buhrman & Cindy Bowen
    Sunday evenings, 7:00- 8:00pm (September and October only)

Children's Choir - directed by Cindy Bowen
    Sunday evenings, 6:30pm (September and October only)
        Kindergarten-5th Grade
    Performs on the 2nd Sunday of each month, September-May