Sunday Morning Programs
We have two dedicated volunteers that supervise the Nursery at St. Paul's. Stacey and Destinee take turns making sure someone is in Nursery to take care of the babies and toddlers that visit.
St. Paul’s Nursery is open to little ones, newborn to age 3. The Nursery provides a simple Christian education in a way that very young children can understand.
There are lots of toys to play with in our dedicated Nursery space, lots of story books available, and we have fun crafts available too, as well as comfortable spots to nap. Sometimes the little ones like to join in with the older children in Sunday School; and that’s fun too!
The Nursery is decorated with Biblical pictures and Scripture references, and we can turn on the sound system so we can hear the Archdeacon’s message and the music upstairs. The children are provided with a healthy snack each week, and they always have a good time and leave with a smile on their shining faces!
We have a group of very talented volunteers that run the Sunday School program at St. Paul's. Bonnie, Adrienne and Alicia lead the Sunday School class, for children that like to do crafts and play games. They work with a beautiful felt story-board set to illustrate the stories they are teaching then offer a related craft or game to help your child remember what they have learned.
In the Sunday School class, children are generally aged between 4 and 7 but some children as young as 3 feel they are ready to start making crafts and listening to stories, while some children, ages 8 and 9 have found they prefer the more relaxed atmosphere of Sunday School over the Children's Bible Study class. Sunday school begins right after the children's talk with Archdeacon Deborah and a short children's choir practice with Miss Pasty and Miss Stacey. The teachers tell a short Bible story, using either our beautiful felt board set or a colourful story book, then move onto a craft or game that is related to the story that they just heard. Quite often a snack is served and if there is time left at the end of the class it is not uncommon to play a game or sing.
Children's Bible Study
"I have been teaching this class and it has been such a joy to share my faith and have them share their faith with me. My goal is to find new and exciting ways to help the children explore their faith and develop a life-long bond with Christ." - Laurie Sandham
The Children's Bible Study class usually starts around age 7 or 8, depending on the child's comfort level. They are not required to be fluent readers but need to understand that they will be opening their Bibles and following along each week and quite often will often be using their workbooks. They also need to be able to sit and engage in discussions. Children's Bible Study begins right at 10:00 am. We encourage the children to come to class as soon as they arrive at church so we can get a jump on that day's lesson. They are given the book, chapter and verse that they will be learning about that day and will each find it in their own Bibles. We go upstairs for children's talk and communion but the rest of the time in spent in the classroom. Time permitting, the children also take part in "Bible Challenge" games where they need to sort the books of the Bible as quickly as they can and "Bible Quiz" where they test their memory of what they have learned not only that day but earlier that year and sometimes even the previous year.