Kids' Connection

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Celebrate Wonder

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.

The girls are loving the activities from the family discipleship kit. This morning I told Ava we were going to do an online Storytime with the library and she looked bummed. She said, “Oh. I was hoping we could do another Bible lesson.” :) 

- The Rhodes Family

Kids’ Connection & KIDS 456

Kids’ Connection | Age 3 thru Grade 6
Kids’ Connection happens on Sundays at 9:30 & 11 during worship. Kids begin in worship and exit together after about 10 minutes, when they’ll head to the playground area for a lesson and time to PLAY! You can pick up your child at the playground after service. (Your child can also stay with you during worship, whatever works best for your family! Children are always welcome during service.) The weekly bible lesson will be posted in our Facebook Group. Please note, the playground has those tiny little rocks, so we recommend you dress your kiddos in tennis shoes and not sandals. We’re not offering childcare for nursery aged children just yet, but hope to do that soon.

KIDS456 | Incoming 4th-6th Grade
Providing time for growth and connection for our kids in 4th-6th grade. We meet weekly in person Sundays, 10:30-11:00am, outside on the playground. Join us! 

Contact Jamie if you have questions about any of our activities for kids and families.

Kids' Day: an intergenerational celebration

Kids’ Day: an Intergenerational Celebration

Kids and their parents are an important part of our church family! Instead of a traditional VBS this year, we’re offering a one day event called Kids’ Day on Sunday, August 8, 9:30am-2pm at St. Paul’s. This is an opportunity for you to learn together, connect with one another and share God’s expansive and unconditional love.

With an intergenerational contemporary worship service at 9:30am, music, crafts, science, lunch, water activities and Kona Ice, it’s a whole day designed with families in mind. It might just reach the kid in all of us! The focus of the day will be on kids and justice, and the Bible story is David and Goliath. We’ll also be able to give back  with a school supply drive for our partner schools, Mill Creek Elementary & Westridge Middle School. Bring any of these items on Kids’ Day and drop them in the bin!

Schedule:

  • 9:30-10:30am – Contemporary Worship Service
  • 10:30-11:30am – Rotation Stations
  • 11:30am-12pm – Lunch and Entertainment
  • 12-2pm – Water Activities and Kona Ice

Schedule note: We will not have worship at 11am on August 8. Come at 8:15 (Traditional) or 9:30 (Intergenerational Contemporary) and stick around for the rest!

It’ll be so fun for our church family to spend the day together! Questions? Contact Jamie Turk. We can’t wait to welcome you!

Social Justice Resources for Families

Visit umcjustice.org to learn how “How Children’s Books Start Conversations about Social Justice” including a list of recommendations.

Jamie Turk

Jamie Turk

Director of Family & Children's Ministries