Welcome to Sunday School 2020!
Last year, we dove into “The Story” curriculum and discovered how God’s story has not ended and how we are an active part of this story today. There is a mighty sense of peace that comes from the fact that even COVID-19 can’t change what we discovered together through the 31-week journey we embarked upon a year ago.
What will be our focus this year? In today’s environment, we decided to temporarily move away from catechism (structured lessons) and focus on building an environment where God is recognized among us: at home, at church, and in the community. Recognizing God’s presence in our day is the first step, sharing these stories is the next. God calls us to be his witnesses and sharing our stories is a way to do this. Both the storyteller and the listener are blessed.
How? Our focus will be on short (not an hour long), quality vs. quantity (not weekly) Zoom gatherings that focus on relationships (not catechism and curriculum lessons). This intentional gathering, planned once a month for Sunday School and Confirmation, will be a time for St. Paul’s congregation to focus on meeting our children and youth where they are now, share highs and lows of their day and stories of when “God showed up”.
What happens when St. Paul moves to Phase 2 of the COVID-19 plan? At this point, we are planning for on-line lessons to continue. The possibility of a monthly cross-generational lesson, Gathering In Faith Together (GIFT) Faith Formation time, is very likely. Individual classroom instruction would not commence until Phase 3 and teachers are identified.
Cash for Class - Recycle your Trash
On April 17, 2016, we kicked-off our on-going TerraCycle fundraiser for St. Paul Sunday School!
The collection bin is located in the church Narthex/Gathering Area at St. Paul.
For more details and information, click here.
To see the kick-off video, click here.
Sunday School & Confirmation
Families of Sunday School children and Confirmation youth. Mark your calendar!
Two Zoom gatherings will take place this month. Everyone, of all ages, are welcome to join in the conversation!
Sunday, January 10 – Confirmation Zoom Gathering at 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Baptism’s Big Deal. Bring a deck of cards and join the fun!
All Youth in 1st, 2nd, 3rd Year Confirmation and their parents/guardians are asked to participate in this gathering.
Sunday, January 31 – Sunday School Zoom Gathering at 10:30 a.m.
Topic: A Time to Play and a Time to Pray. What time is it?
All children from 4-year-olds through 5th grade are invited to participate in this gathering with their parents/guardians.