“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
– Chinese Proverb

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church seeks to come alongside children, youth, and adults as we all journey through life together.  Christian Education programming is provided to explore the stories of faith and how they relate to our daily lives.  Opportunities include Sunday School classes for ages 3 through adults, women’s and coed Bible studies, intergenerational events, retreats, and much more.  Please contact our Director of Christian Education, Dr. Jennifer Vasquez, Deacon ELCA, for further information.

Sunday School
Sunday School takes place most Sundays during the school year between the worship services from 9:00-9:45 AM.  Classes are divided according to age or developmental level, although at least once a quarter we will hold intergenerational lessons in the parish hall.

Godly Play (ages 3 through 5th grade): Godly Play is a Montessori-based religious education curriculum that uses hands-ons manipulatives to tell the stories of God’s people.  Children wonder about the stories together and then respond through self-selected work opportunities.  Teachers: Michelle Baker, Lori Board, Jennifer Hoelzer, Julie Kenyon, Adriana McNally, Emily Ramge, and Jennifer Vasquez.

Junior High Class—Grades 6-8
The junior high class will learn about faith topics in fun ways that also challenge their growing abstract thinking.  For the remainder of winter 2018, the junior high will meet with the senior high class.

Senior High Class—Grades 9-12
Senior high students join teachers Todd and Jaimie Deye to learn more about the stories of faith and also explore ways to use their gifts in ministry.

Adults
Adults continue to be active disciples of God, learning about a variety of topics through our Sunday School series, “Just ASK: Adults Seeking Knowledge.”

Intergenerational Lessons
May 20: Pentecost Event

Adult Education Programs
Wednesday evenings: 6:30pm as scheduled.
Bearings: Adult bible study led by the rector, as scheduled.
Girlfriends in God: Women’s book study and fellowship group, led by Michelle Baker, as scheduled.

Children’s Chapel – Ages 3-6
Children’s Chapel is available on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during the school year.  Beginning at 10:00, children are introduced to the liturgy through a child-friendly explanation of the parts of the worship service. Children sing, pray, collect an offering, and experience a Bible story.  During the sign of peace at the 10:00 worship service, the children are led to the sanctuary so they may experience the rest of the service with their families and congregation.  Adult teachers include: Michelle Baker, Jan Cline, Emily Ramge, and Jennifer Vasquez.

Liturgical Arts
As part of learning to lead worship and experience God through the arts, all ages are invited to participate in our Puppet Ministry, Liturgical Dance team, or Chimes Choir!