St. Paul's shares the vision of the larger Episcopal Church in seeing Children as having unique spiritual needs, even as they provide a blessing to our corporate worship and life. We are devoted to responding to and including children as they grow into full participation in the Body of Christ.
St. Paul's takes seriously the call to receive, nurture and treasure each child as a gift from God. Talented and faithful teachers proclaim the Gospel to children in ways that empower them to receive and respond to God's love. St. Paul's wholeheartedly provides the necessary resources to staff and equip a successful children's church school in our undercroft.
The children of St. Paul's are included and integrated into our on-going worship, service and witness of God's love in Christ Jesus. For more information, contact our Director of Christian Education, Kate Huston.
A team of four childcare givers, coordinated by Marilyn Rogez, is available in our well-equipped nursery and toddler rooms every Sunday from 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Childcare is available at other times as needed. For more information,contact Kate Huston, Christian Education Coordinator.
Church School for the 2010 - 2011 runs through May 29th. We will recognize our wonderful Church School Teachers on May 8th, 2011 at both 9:00 and 11:00 services.
Current School Teachers
2–3 Year Olds
Brad and Amy Williams, Ashley and Charles Ozan and Buffy Heater
Pre & K – Godly Play
Brooke Murphy, Kati Christ, and Patti Morgan
1st - 2nd Grades – Seasons of the Spirit
Ivette Gamez and David Sapper
3rd - 5th Grades – Seasons of the Spirit
Scott English, Lauren Bass and Tobey Heater
6th - 8th Grade – Rite-13
Fran Derrick, John Koons and Carl Stover
9th - 12th Grades
Louisa McCune Elmore, Tom March
Floater - Sandra Opalka
Youth Leaders - Jordan and Laura Rousseau
Snacks - Dianne Dooley, Anne and Roone Richmond, Sharon Rysted and Ashley Wells
St. Paul's Vacation Bible School
St. Paul's Cathedral offers its own version of Vacation Bible School for children 3 years old through the fifth grade. This year, Camp Cathedral 2011 will be held the last week of July. Previous Camp Cathedral themes have includedThe Earth Is the Lord's; Saints of God; and Lord, Teach Us to Pray. In a typical Camp meeting, we gather for games in the garden, convene for a brief chapel service, and then cycle through story time, crafts and music. The week culminates in a family picnic Friday at lunchtime and a presentation during the 9:00 o'clock service Sunday morning. We rely heavily on our wonderful youth and adult volunteer helpers, and all are encouraged to come to Camp.
Registration Forms are available in the Reception Area. Early response is appreciated, for appropriately sized T-shirts.
During Advent and Lent our Church School programs also meets on Wednesday evenings. In Advent we rehearse for the annual Christmas Pageant and Children's Choir while during the Lenten season we meet for crafts and stories about the life and experiences of Jesus in preparation for the celebration of Easter. This past Lenten season we were blessed to have the talents of Ashley Ozan, Buffy Heater, Amy Williams, Lauren Bass and Melissa Sartin during our Wednesday evening events.