Children & Youth Ministry
The Children’s Ministry of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church strives to be a welcoming, engaging, energetic, and exciting ministry that prepares children as disciples of Jesus Christ to be in service to their neighbors and the world.
We are committed to offering ministries that are appropriate to the physical, social, and spiritual growth of each child.
St. Paul’s UMC Children’s Ministry seeks to offer children a loving environment that teaches the Word of God and gives them the opportunity to grow, play, and learn together as God’s children.
St. Paul’s UMC offers Sunday School for children and youth.
Children’s Sunday School classes are held from 10:15 – 11:15 AM. Age appropriate Bible lessons, stories, music and activities are offered in classes for children in 4-year Kindergarten through 8th grade.
St. Paul’s Nursery
In our Nursery, we help Infants, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers learn that church is a place where people care.
Our goal through our nursery ministry is to provide safe and loving child care for the families of St. Paul’s – offered to facilitate and enhance your family’s time of worship, study, and service.
Child care is offered for children birth through age 3 during:
- Sunday Worship Services, 10:15 am
- Special events for adults and ministry meetings by request
Devotional Resource for Children Pockets a monthly magazine for kids, is available free at St. Paul’s at the beginning of each month.
Important Permission FORMS
Current signed copies of the following forms must be on file in the church office. Print form, fill out and return to the church office.
St. Paul’s Church Camp
St. Paul’s Church Camp is a week in July where campers, who have finished 3rd grade, experience God and all that Lake Lucerne Camp has to offer, i.e. swimming, crafts, faithfulness time, fun. Grouped in elementary cabins, children join in the focus of camp each year: to prepare a biblically-based musical, including props and scenery, and perform it Friday night at the camp and Sunday morning at St. Paul’s.
2016 Church Camp date (TBD)
E-mail or call the church office, 715-344-3557, if you are interested in attending the camp.
St. Paul’s values the personal safety of all children, youth, and adults involved in its ministries. Completion of Safe Place training is necessary for all adults working with children and youth. For more information about St. Paul’s Safe Place Program and Training, please contact the church office by e-mail or phone at 715-344-3557.
St. Paul’s sponsors Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack#229. Girl Scouts are sponsored nationally and local Troops meet at the church. For more information about scouting, contact the local scouting councils.
St. Paul’s sponsors Boy Scout Troop & Cub Scout Pack#299. Girl Scouts are sponsored nationally and local Troops meet at the church. For more information about scouting, contact the local scouting councils.
Sunday School for Youth
Sunday School is a wonderful opportunity for all to learn about God, the stories of the Bible and God’s love for us in Jesus Christ. Youth Sunday School classes are from 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM, and are held in St. Paul’s Discovery Zone. All classes provide learning and worship experiences that involve a Bible lesson, discussion time, and activities to engage the senses.
Devozine is a bimonthly magazine for youth Written by youth and by adults who care about them. It is available free at St. Paul’s.
Important FORMS. Please print and return ALL necessary forms to St. Paul’s church office
Specific Event Permission Form
St. Paul’s School Year (Sept-May) Medical and Emergency Contact Form
Confirmation, the confirming of the vows made at baptism, is for those persons in eighth grade or older. It is an experience of learning, service, fellowship and growing in faith. Baptism is that point where parents of a child say “yes” to God and the church on behalf of their child. Confirmation is when the child says “yes” for themselves. It does not mark an ending, but a beginning of one’s life in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. It is a school-year long program.
The ministry consists of a mentoring relationship with an adult. Confirmation class meets as a whole on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. The sessions cover church history, Bible overview, use of the United Methodist Quadrilateral of scripture/reason/experience/tradition in understanding life and making life decisions. Confirmands also chose an adult mentor to work with them during the year. The classes also include the official confirmation game PITT, with our own blessed card shuffler, and Bible Trivia pursuit each week. We end each session by praying for each other.
For more info contact the pastor at 715-344-3557 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.