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Children & Youth Ministry

 
Faith - Community - Family

Connecting Church and Home

Children and Youth are welcomed, loved and a vital part of our congregation

Sunday School

Both Sunday School (K-5th grade) and Youth Group (6th-12th grade) meet at 8:30am downstairs September through May!

Come join in!

SS Registration

Register for Sunday School -  8:30 am!

Have questions? 
Contact SundaySchool@StPaulsCrofton.com

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SUNDAY SCHOOL & Toddler Time
NEWS

Sunday School NEWS update:

Sunday School continues at 8:30 on May 5 and May 12.

Toddler Time will be on May 5th during the sermon! Children 5 years and younger are welcome to join us in the nursery for a lesson. Caregivers may stay or return to church.

 

May 12th will be the last Sunday school morning for the 2023-2024 school year. We'll be on summer break until September. 

 

It's an Education Celebration! On Sunday, May 19th, following the worship service, help us celebrate the end of another great year of Christian education at St. Paul's! There will be ice cream treats and games in the parking lot for all ages to enjoy. We'll move inside to the Fellowship Hall in case of rain. 

 

Sunday School                                                                        

NEW Sunday School on Demand! We understand that it's not always possible to get your kids to traditional Sunday school, so we're trying to meet our families where they are. For each family with a child younger than 6th grade, St. Paul's Sunday school has purchased a devotional book called "How Great is Our God" by Louie Giglio. The book contains 100 quick, but memorable, devotions that connect science and God in a way that both teaches kids something new about the world around them and reinforces that God created it. Books are available under your family name in the narthex.

Would you like your child(ren) to join in?  Please be sure to register them using the Join In! Register here button below (or above!).

INTRODUCING 'TODDLER TIME' - a new addition to the Sunday morning Education lineup! 

Any little ones under 5 years old will have a special Sunday School one Sunday a month during the worship service. Children should come to the nursery following the children’s sermon time for a Bible lesson and activities. Parents can drop off or stay.  Stay tuned for times or contact Erin M!

Please register your little ones using the Sunday School Join In! Register here button below.

 

Questions? Contact Erin M.

"Kids Corner"
NEWS

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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!

Youth NEWS

Update:  The Youth Group will not be meeting during the summer, but will look to get together for a fellowship activity to have some FUN! 

 

Thank you to those who continue to support Bags of Hope. This is an ongoing project and bags will continue to be available in the Narthex over the summer.

 

Currently, the most needed items for donation are:

Travel Tissue packs

Snack bags of crackers/cookies

 


Bags of Hope!

Youth are also busy preparing a service project, Bags of Hope!, and are asking for the congregation’s help. The youth want to bring hope and show kindness to those less fortunate that are encountered standing along the road in our communities. 

 

First, they ask that you consider donating to the project by purchasing items listed below and bringing them to a drop off box at the youth room. Alternatively, you are welcome to donate funds and the youth will do the shopping for you. 

This is a ongoing service project, so donations continue to be collected:

Gallon storage bags

Water bottles

Protein/granola bars

Snack bags of crackers/nuts/cookies

Travel hand sanitizer

Travel tissue packs

Single wrapped masks

Single pair socks/gloves

Winter hats

 

Secondly, bags are currently available in a box in the church narthex, and they ask that you consider taking one or more to help distribute during your travels. In addition to the items to be purchased, a card with a Bible verse and resource information is included in the bags. If you pick up a bag, keep it in your car, and distribute when you encounter someone in need when driving. 

The youth would like to express a resounding THANK YOU to all who have supported Bags of Hope! through donations and/or taking a bag for distribution.

Youth Fellowship

The youth are also looking to have an evening of fellowship to enjoy each others company outside of church! 

If your teen has not attended the group either on a Sunday morning or for a fun activity, please come and join the fun!

We continue to ask families and congregants to encourage youth in their reading and involvement, as well as consider volunteering to lead a Sunday group meeting discussion - notes will be provided ahead of time!

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

Questions?  Please contact the St. Paul's Youth Leaders:

Chad and Andrea M

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St. Paul's Youth (SPY)

Sunday mornings at 8:30am

Fall through Spring

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
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MORE NEWS...

Youth Group News:

The youth room 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:

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! 

 
Education News:
Erin has been  keeping the kiddos on their toes by providing engaging Sunday School lessons. They have Bible verses that they commit to memory every week. Donna now  provides music for the children at the beginning of each lesson as well as  directs a Children’s Choir.  They have treated the congregation to special music during the church service and also assisted singing the last song of a service.   

 

Mission News:

The St. Paul's youth were a big help assisting the rest of the St. Paul’s congregation with packing 111 school supply kits in 16 boxes for Lutheran World Relief.

CONFIRMATION CLASS- please contact the church office if you would like your child to attend or if you'd like more information.

Mark 10:14 

"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to them."

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