Children and Families

Sunday School is now in person at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays. Scroll down for more details.


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Sunday School

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 | The mission of St. Paul’s youth ministry is to experience Christ’s love by inviting youth into a journey of faith, nurturing them in a lifelong relationship with God, and challenging them to share their gifts of faith.
Our youth group is open to all 6th-12th graders. We currently meet Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Youth Room (first floor) for donuts, games, and youth-centered discussion and activities. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for service, fun and fellowship. Contact Bo Cresswell or Sign Up Online for more information.

The Family Group is for families of all types who gather to talk, make connections and support each other. 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.

Children’s Baptism

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. Practices usually occur following worship. Please contact Children’s Choir Director, Karen Harris, for more details.

To enroll your child in Sunday School or in our nursery, please fill out the following information: