Children & Youth Ministry
Faith - Community - Family
Connecting Church and Home
Children and Youth are welcomed, loved and a vital part of our congregation
Both Sunday School (K-5th grade) and Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meet at 8:30am downstairs September through May!
Come join in!
SUNDAY SCHOOL & Toddler Program NEWS
Sunday school will resume digging into the Bible on September 10th at 8:30 a.m. Ages entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to join us in the classroom at the end of the hallway downstairs for a new Bible story lesson each week. We'll be using object lessons, crafts, science experiments, games, memory work, and more to bring the stories to life and help the children remember what they have learned.
We're hoping to start a toddler program in the nursery during the sermon portion of the service once per month. If you are interested in teaching this class, please contact Erin M at SundaySchool@StPaulsCrofton.com.
BACKPACK BLESSING on September 10th, 2023!
Where has this summer gone?? Hard to believe we are talking about backpacks already!
St. Paul’s members want the students to get off to a good start and what better way than to have their backpacks blessed?
Pastor Mentz will bless the backpacks of our students on September 10 during the Worship Service. All children attending school should bring their backpacks to the service for a special Backpack Blessing Event.
Let’s send our congregation’s kids (and their friends) into the new school year assured of God’s promises and our loving support.
We have now subscribed to “Kid’s Corner”!
St. Paul’s kids can sign up to receive a devotional, Bible Story, DYI kids’ activities, and see “Kids in Action” as other children participate in missional activities via live action videos.
Parents can participate in a Parents’ Blog as well.
The website is Kids Corner - Audio adventures. Bible stories. Real… | Kids Corner. A You Tube channel is available as well. Check it out!
Starting in September, we are going to begin a Chronological Bible Study.
We encourage all youth to join us for discussion on how our lives relate to biblical times, and how science and religion intersect.
For adults interested in being involved in youth ministry, we are looking for volunteers to occasionally lead Sunday morning youth sessions. Please reach out to Chad or Andrea at SPY@StPaulsCrofton.com as a background check is required before any volunteer may serve with youth.
"Youth" are 6th grade through 12th grade
St. Paul's Youth (SPY)
Sunday mornings at 8:30am
Downstairs Large Classroom
Lively discussions and fellowship!
St. Paul's Youth (SPY) is a group for youth
6th grade through 12th grade.
The youth participate in fun social activities as well as community service projects and church worship activities.
The Youth sponsors are Chad and Andrea M. who actively coordinate this ministry with parents and volunteers.
The long-term vision of the youth ministry is to expand as the youth begin to bring friends to future youth meetings, regular activities, and service opportunities.
Chad and Andrea request your help, time, prayers, and are open to your suggestions as they move forward. Please reach out to them at SPY@StPaulsCrofton.com or click on their names above
Looking for the Sunday School Memory Work? Contact Erin!
Youth Group News:
The youth room now has it's very own Keurig and will be serving up hot cocoa on Sunday mornings for the tweens and teens to sip on during class.
Youth choir meets on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m. in the Sunday school classroom. All children who have learned to read are welcome to join their voices with the choir!
The youth were a big help as St. Paul’s assisted with Winter Relief. On Wednesday February 8, several families help packed sandwiches for lunch for the homeless. They stuffed the lunch bags with fruit, snacks, drinks as well as the sandwiches. Erin purchased the food with a Thrivent card.
"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to them."