Sunday Morning

Worshiping with Children

Families are encouraged to worship together each week.  However,  St. Paul’s offers Children’s Church for young ones that have a difficult time during  the worship service.  Hopefully, by the time a child reaches third grade he/she can worship with the family.  With that in mind, there are several options to ease the transition into sanctuary worship.

  • The Chapel area directly behind the Sanctuary is available to calm babies or restless children.
  • A professionally staffed nursery is available for children under the age of four.  The nursery is located in the lower level of the Christian Life Center.  An Usher or the Hospitality Team will be happy to escort you.
  • The Children’s Message creates a special time designed for children during worship.
  • Children’s Church is available at the 10:30 am worship time for children 4 years old through second grade.  A simple lesson prayer and activity are shared during this time.
  • Children’s bulletins, quiet activity bags, and fidget buster toys are available for children during church.  Ask an Usher to help you locate these items.

Sunday Morning Nursery

Nursery care is available Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Families can use the nursery while participating in Worship and Sunday Morning Classes.  The nursery is professionally staffed to care for infants and toddlers through 4 years of age.  Upon dropping off your child in the nursery, there is a registration sheet to complete.  The staff will request any necessary information regarding your child’s special needs, allergies, etc. and establish pick-up procedure.  Also, note the sick child policy that is posted in the nursery.

Children’s Church

During  the 10:30 a.m. worship, Children’s Church offers a child friendly worship themed atmosphere for children 4-years-old through second grade.  We are actively seeking adult and youth volunteers to assist with children’s church.

Shortly after worship begins there is a Children’s Message.  This is a time when the children are invited forward for a short time of discussion and prayer arranged and designed just for them at their age level.  Following the Children’s Message children are dismissed to attend Children’s Church or to stay with their families in the sanctuary. Children’s Church is located in the lower level of the Christian Life Center.  Immediately after Worship is finished families should pick-up children from Children’s Church.

Children’s Sunday Morning Classes (September-May)

Sunday mornings offer a classroom Christian Education and a Children’s Choir experience for children. Beginning at age four, children are invited to attend class time and choir with their peers.  Adult volunteers lead the class time and follow Cokesbury’s Celebrate Wonder Curriculum. Teaching includes music, story and scripture with each weekly lesson.  Prayer, craft, and games are also often part of the morning lessons.

Sunday Morning Classes begin at 9:15 a.m.  Classes are split into 2 age groups: 4-year-olds, Pre-K/Kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade,  and 3,4,5th grade.

Sunday Morning classes end at 10:15 a.m. All children should be picked up by an adult via the volunteer leader at the end of class.