Children and Families
Sunday School is now in person at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. Scroll down for more details.
Join us as we share Godly Play stories, music, art, and an opportunity for connecting with each other. We’d love to see your family!
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Sunday School programming is determined by age group:
Children’s Sunday School for 3-year-olds – 5th grade | We utilize Jerome Berryman’s “Godly Play”. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives. Teachers: Kristi Mullins, Jennine Sherrill, Linda Willis. Location: Children’s Classrooms (First Floor).
Youth Sunday School for 6th – 12th grade | Miriam Farris leads this group using the book My Faith, My Life for Teens by Jenifer Gamber, discovering what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Throughout the year are opportunities for service as well as fun! CLICK HERE for more information. Teachers: Miriam Farris and Thomas Queen. Location: Youth Room (Second Floor).
The Family Group is for families of all types who gather to talk, make connections and support each other. This fall, we’ll be focusing on the book Faithful Families by Traci Smith. CLICK HERE for more information. Location: Family Room (Second Floor).
We have a fully-staffed nursery for babies and toddlers just down the hall from the main elevator in the Parish House. There, our littlest ones are tended by two trained child-care providers in a cheerful and well-equipped facility. The nursery schedule follows our worship schedule and is open Sunday mornings from 8:50 a.m.-11:30 p.m., from September through the middle of May.
At St. Paul’s, we baptize both adults and infants in the context of the Sunday morning worship service. You can learn more about how St. Paul’s approaches Baptism, especially, during our phased regathering process due to the COVID-19 pandemic on our Baptism webpage here. You can also reach out to our Director of Children and Families, Linda Willis, by e-mail here or at (804) 545-5410.
Other Activities for Children and Families
Our children are involved in a variety of activities and ministries throughout the year. These are just a few:
- Collecting school supplies for Woodville Elementary School;
- Christmas Eve Pageant – a St. Paul’s tradition (All are invited to participate in this “no rehearsal” pageant);
- Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the Virginia State Capitol;
- Peace Camp – a cooperative ministry camp with local churches (First Mennonite and Lakeside United Methodist) to help children answer the question, “Who is my neighbor?”
Acolyte Ministry | An acolyte, by their participation as a vested official in the procession and recession, helps to set the tone for worship. CLICK HERE for more information.
Canti | Children and Youth Choir for grades one through high school. Currently, five virtual rehearsals on Zoom on Sundays, September 12th through October 10th from 1:00-1:40 p.m. CLICK HERE for more information.
To enroll your child in Sunday School or in our nursery, please fill out the following information: