Youth and Family Ministries

“A Little Faith Goes A Long Way…”

Life gets busy.  You want to raise your kids to have faith, but time is tight. Start slow, get involved at your own pace and take advantage of the three things St. Paul’s Children, Youth and Family Ministries offer…

Faith, Family & Friendship

Let us help you instill faith and provide a foundation as you raise your kids in the way you would like; becoming well rounded, loving and confident.

We have a little something for everybody.

NOISY MASS!

Toddlers and Their Families

Every Sunday – 8:45am


NOISY MASS is a place for toddlers and their parents to enjoy a welcoming worship service where singing, praying, squirming and interactive sermons are all part of the plan.  The service is short and sweet (35 minutes) but contains the best elements of a regular service including communion.  We gather in the Family Ministry Center off of the Parish Hall at 8:45am every Sunday.

 

St. Paul’s Youth Programs!

Middle School and High School Youth

There are a number of ways that teens can connect at Saint Paul’s.  Many of our youth serve as acolytes and youth readers at our 9:30am services.  This is a great way to take part in the services, learn more about our traditions and do volunteer work in our community.

Additionally we have select youth activities throughout the year including swim parties, outdoor adventures, educational series, volunteer work projects and more.

You can contact Sean Potts for dates and more information - spotts [at] stpaulswc [dot] org or 925-934-2324.

 

Soft Space during the 7:30am and 9:30 services

&

Crafts for Kids during the Fellowship Hours that follow

On Sundays we have rugs in the sanctuary and chapel where kids are invited to settle in, color, read a book or play with some simple toys while the rest of the family takes part in the service.

Then after the 9:30am service youngsters and adults are invited to the Crafts for Kids table.  Offered during the Fellowship Hour we have an activity for everyone to work on while we chat over drinks and snacks.

 

Spirit Service for Every Generation

for the Whole Family

These are special services created to engage and inspire people of all ages.  Past Spirit Services have included sacred dance, interactive sermons, lively music and kid-friendly service language.  It’s an opportunity for the whole family to worship together in new and creative ways.  Our upcoming Spirit Service dates are…

 

April 30

June 25

August 27

November 5

and

January 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

Family Camp

For the Whole Family

7/16-28/2017

For many people, St. Paul’s Family Camp is the quintessential part of their summer relaxation and recreation. As many as 100 people gather over a two-week period at a private site on the Eel River in Garberville (200 miles north of Walnut Creek) for daily conversation, games, sharing of meals, chores, campfires and singing, bridge, crafts for all ages and a Sunday service. It is an all-generation opportunity to get to know other church families better. Many newcomers have attended and become faithful Eel River fans.  Lots of families choose to attend the ‘middle weekend’ of the two weeks (July 21st to July 23rd).

For more information about any of these events please contact Sean Potts – spotts [at] stpaulswc [dot] org or 925-934-2324.