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Children and Youth Ministry

 

St. Paul's takes seriously the responsibility to support parents in helping their children and teens grow in faith! We provide multiple ministries and opportunities to help kids know they are loved and special to God! Our programs focus heavily on growing in faith, developing relationships with other kids and adults of faith...and having fun while doing this!!

Here's the Latest News About Youth Ministry

September 2022 Youth Ministry News

Sunday School

Sunday School meets most every Sunday, Labor Day through Memorial Day. Preschool students (potty trained) through through fifth grade are welcome from 9:15-10:15 am. Here is the Sunday School registration!

Bibles

Second grade students receive a Bible from St. Paul's. The Bible will be used throughout their faith journey at St. Paul's. We have members of the congregation sign each student's Bible before they receive their Bible at church. If your child has not yet received a Bible from St. Paul's, please contact the church office with the form below!

 

First Communion

First Communion is offered to fourth grade students and older. First Communion education is provided prior to the first distribution.  Please contact the church office for more information.

 

Confirmation

St. Paul's confirmation program is an opportunity to to learn about God, ourselves, and our relationship with God in Jesus Christ. It is a time of study, questions, fellowship, small groups, service, and fun. Our Confirmation program is a ministry of our congregation currently offered to families with children in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. If you would like to find out more about St. Paul’s Confirmation program, please contact the church office with the form below.

 

Combined Youth Programs

In the summer of 2016 St. Paul's made the decision to start a Joint Youth Program with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Chester Springs.  By partnering together we're able to provide a full time youth director, Craig Miller, and provide a larger and more extensive youth program. The youth from both congregations have opportunity to get together on a regular basis to share God's love and to explore their faith.  All youth from preschool through high school are invited to variety of activities throughout the year.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible is an awesome week in the summer of games, learning, music and crafts. Students Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to join and participate.  Students who have finished fifth grade and older are invited to help and serve throughout the week.  

Family Service Group 

Monthly families gather for service projects that can be enjoyed by the whole family. In the past the group has sorted clothing for those in need, captured invasive crayfish and helped holiday food boxes.

Young Family Fellowship

Younger families (Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade) meet occasionally for fun family activities together such as bowling, movies, mini-golf, etc.

Middle School Youth Group

Middle School Youth (6th-8th grade) meets once a month jointly with St Matthew's children, for fun activities such as bowling, crafts, movies, mini golf, roller skating and swimming.  They also participate in retreats (fall and spring), fundraising (fall, winter and spring), service projects (throughout the year) and a mission trip (summer).​

High School Youth Group

This age group meets twice a month jointly with St. Matthew's for youth group on Sunday nights from 6:45-8:15, alternating between St. Paul's and St. Matthew's.  They also participate in fall and spring retreats, fall winter and spring fundraising and service projects throughout the year and a summer mission trip. Coming soon will be a dedicated website listing all the High School Youth Ministry events with built in registration.

Volunteers

To provide a safe environment for all children and teens, all staff and volunteers comply with St. Paul's Lutheran Church Youth Protection Policy. All staff and volunteers must complete a criminal and child abuse background check and are trained in accordance with the policy. ​If you have any questions or interested in volunteering, please reach out to the office with the form below.