Message from Jamie Turk, Director of Children & Family Ministries
We miss seeing you in person each Sunday, and we want to connect with you throughout the week. Each week we’re posting a Kids’ Connection video in our Kids’ Connection Facebook Group. We’re also posting a Parent Guide that can be used independently or in conjunction with the video. We encourage families to use these resources during a time that works well for your family (links are also available below)! Or join us for the weekly Kids’ Connection lesson via Zoom!
It feels like it’s been ages since we could meet in person. This has been a rough time for everyone. If your child could use an extra check-in with one of our leaders, please let us know! We would love to be an additional support during this time.
Our children’s ministry program is designed to connect families to the church, so that together we can partner to build a foundation of faith for our children. We want your child to know that God loves them no matter what and that Jesus will be their best friend forever. We also want your child to know that kids are important at St. Paul’s and that their church family cares about them and is praying for them.
We use Celebrate Wonder, a Cokesbury curriculum, that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe environment for kids to ask big questions — helping them explore the Bible in ways that feed their imagination and encourages creativity. Through carefully-selected Bible stories, songs, videos, and hands-on activities, Celebrate Wonder gives children the tools to explore their faith while incorporating it into their daily lives.
3rd Grade Bibles
Here at St. Paul’s, it is our tradition that we present a Bible to each third grade student as a statement of their growing faith and development. Studying scripture is one of the most important ways we can learn about God. We recognize that as a 3rd grader, your child is old enough to study scripture on their own. This Bible is a gift from the St. Paul’s congregation, their church family. It is our prayer and hope that this gift will be a starting point for a deeper relationship with God. We also have a student guide titled “Learning to Use My Bible” for your family to utilize at home. If you have a 3rd grader who’d like to receive a Bible, please let us know by Wednesday, January 20, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, January 24, our 3rd grade students will be presented with their very own Bible! Please submit your favorite verse to email@example.com by Wednesday, January 20th. When our students receive their Bible, your name and the verse you have chosen will be included on a notecard inside their Bible. The insert will accompany a prayer from their church family, marking this memorable occasion. Please know that your participation will undoubtedly impact the spiritual growth and well-being of each of our students!