Education at St. Paul's Westfield
St Paul’s welcomes all children to participate in our Christian Formation Program. If you are new, let a church member know and they will take you to the right Sunday School room, where you will meet the teacher.
Sunday School classes begin at 9:30am and are held from September through May.
Nursery care is provided for infants – 2 years during the 10:00am service.
Preschool (Age 2 – Pre-K) – Children learn Bible Stories, participate in activities to reinforce the story, and attend Children’s Chapel. Preschoolers stay with their class for the entire church service. Parents are welcome to pick up their children and bring them into church for Holy Communion.
Kindergarten – 5th Grade – St. Paul’s Christian Education bases its lessons and activities on the Episcopal Church Calendar. Lessons are taught through Bible Readings, songs, games and crafts. Children join their parents for Holy Communion after the sermon and announcements.
Service Sundays – The last Sunday of the each month dedicated to service projects. We strive to teach the children about helping others in our community. Past projects have included: Souper Bowl of Caring, Christmas Angel Tree, making cards for Troops, and food preparation for our monthly Mission Kitchen at St. John’s in Elizabeth.
Next Messy Church is Wednesday, December 8, 6-7pm in Hamersley Hall
This 45minute-1hr gathering provides an additional (or alternative) Sunday School experience for your family. Each month we will explore a different theme and will provide a craft (sometimes stations), music, story, and an agape meal (a light snack) for you and your family to enjoy!
The design of this is for all ages to come together in an intergenerational, informal worship and Christian education setting.
Christmas Pageant – The Annual Christmas Pageant is held during our 4:00pm Christmas Eve Service. Children ages 3 through middle school participate in this wonderful production.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erica Webber at 908-232-8506 x13.
St. Paul’s Day School, founded as a service to the members of St. Paul’s in 1957, now also serves the Westfield community at large. Programs for children 2,3, and 4 years of age plus a full day kindergarten are offered. Current enrollment exceeds 250 children. The school’s mandate is to provide “emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth in a Christian setting of nurturing and love.”
The links below will take you to the Day School website for further information:
St Paul’s Youth Groups
Middle School youth meet on Sunday evenings throughout the program year for fun and fellowship. Middle School meets between 7-8:30 pm and the High School Group 8:00-9:30pm.
Each summer the St Paul’s Youth are invited to participate in a Mission Trip to serve those in need in our nation. The group meets periodically to develop relationships and skills and raise funds to support the trip.
Bible Study, Thursdays at 10:30 (currently not meeting due to Covid)
A lively, interesting and intellectual study and fellowship. For more information please contact the church office at 908 232 8506 x 10.
Seasonal Education Series
This year Lent begins on Wednesday March 6th. Return soon to find out all about our exciting opportunities to deepen your spirituality this Lent.