Church School

Jesus Christ calls His community to work together cooperatively and lovingly. St. Paul’s Church School puts this into action, and models it.

Girls Out

Girls Out Christian spirit at play on the rear church lawn. Photo, Gina Dake.

St. Paul’s Church School Is: A Welcoming Church Family Caring, Experienced Staff Focused on Faith-Based Activities A Place to Make New Friends An Opportunity to Make Lifetime Memories

Church School is led by an experienced lay team in consultation with Canon Hinton; senior youth assist in classes as appropriate. Click here to see Children and Youth in various activities around the parish.

Dr. John McNassor, PhD

Dr. John McNassor, PhD, taking his turn teaching. Photo, Renee Tevlin.

Participants respond by treating one another with respect, loving humor, and kindness. Arriving parents see this in action: the Church School morning begins with all-ages playtime in the Nursery, supervised by volunteer staff.

Nursery
Children are always welcome at all worship services at St. Paul’s; a roomy, carpeted Family Pew is conveniently furnished with comfy chairs, snuggly stuffed animals, quiet toys, books, and puzzles.

Church School

Church School is FUN, too! Photo, Michelle Lawrence.

Family Pew
The inspiration for St. Paul’s Family Pew, shown here at at Christ Church, Coudersport.

Family Pew

The inspiration for St. Paul's Family Pew, shown here at at Christ Church, Coudersport. Photo, Susan Hinton.

Some parents and grandparents prefer to leave their younger children and infants in the loving care of the Nursery, centrally located upstairs adjoining the worship and classroom areas. The nursery is staffed by Jill and Jenna McCarthy.

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After an energetic, all-ages playtime, Sunday Church School for children and youth starts with a worship service and offering in the Church School Chapel (upstairs).

child-sized altar

The Church School Chapel's child-sized altar. Photo, Susan Hinton.

Classroom and group activities are concluded in time for children to join the worship service for Communion, or a blessing at the altar rail.

Occasionally, the Church School Choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. Service. The children and youth also participate in the Annual Christmas Pageant and the Setting of the Creche.

The worship service dismisses to Coffee Hour, which includes free (supervised) playtime in the enormous Parish House, or on the adjoining church lawn.

Youth Group. Youth at St. Paul’s are served by the Rector’s evening class, “Encounters with Jesus,” as well as acolyte training and rehearsals. Youth are also active as appropriate in Sunday children’s Church School classes, with adult supervision.

Additional mission activities are planned periodically throughout the year by and for the Youth Group.

Adult Christian Education.
Weekday Bible Studies, the periodic Rector’s Forum, and annual Inquirer’s Classes are offered to assist parishioners to live more fully as Christ calls us to live.

For more information, please contact the parish office at 724-4771.

 

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