Sunday School & Youth Programs

We welcome your children to join us on their path of Christian learning.

Sunday School – Sundays During the 10:00 AM Service

St. Paul’s welcomes all children to participate in our Christian Formation Sunday School Program. If you are new, let a church member know and they will take you to the Sunday School classrooms. Sunday School classes are held September through May and supervision begins at 9:45 a.m.

Quiet Room with Service Live Streamed

Our quiet room has baby toys and is available for families to watch the service while the children play. (Babies/Toddlers are welcome in the combined Nursery/Preschool class as well.)

Nursery/Preschool Class 

The combined Nursery/Preschool class is for babies, toddlers and preschool children. Each week a Bible story is read and discussed and then children are assisted with an accompanying craft. Children are under the supervision of volunteers and can stay for the entire church service. Or, parents are welcome to pick up their children and bring them into church for Holy Communion.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Lessons and activities are based on the Episcopal Church calendar and are taught through Bible Readings, songs, games and crafts. Children join their parents for Holy Communion after the sermon and announcements.

3rd – 6th Grade

Children join their parents for Holy Communion after the sermon and announcements.

Service Sundays

The last Sunday of each month is dedicated to service projects. We strive to teach the children about helping others in our community. Projects include: Souper Bowl of Caring (collecting food donations), Christmas Angel Tree (toys and gifts), making cards for Troops, and food preparation for our monthly Mission Kitchen at St. John’s in Elizabeth. Click here to learn more about St. Paul’s community outreach.

Youth Programs for Middle & High School Students

Youth Group

Youth Group invites middle and high school students to get together for fun and fellowship throughout the year. Past events have included mini golf, hiking, movies and trampoline parks. The group also helps with the church’s outreach projects, such as making dog toys for rescue organizations, cooking for Mission Kitchen, and organizing Christmas gift donations for our annual Angel Tree drive. 

Mission Trip – Yearly in the Summer

Middle and High school students are invited to participate in a yearly trip each summer to serve those in need. Participants do not need to be church members and we encourage St. Paul’s youth to invite their friends. Past trips have served communities in West Virginia, Ohio, Vermont and Maine! Once the dates and location have been chosen, the Mission Trip group meets periodically to develop relationships and skills, and raise funds to support the trip. Details to come for the Summer 2023 trip.

Christmas Pageant – Christmas Eve at 4:00 PM

The annual pageant is held during our Christmas Eve Family Service, and children age 3 through middle school are welcome to participate. The production tells the story of the birth of Jesus, with a variety of roles for both younger and older children. Children’s Choir Christmas songs are also incorporated under the direction of our Director of Music, Mark Hyczko. Practices are held after church during Sundays in December.

 

 

 

 

To learn more about our Sunday School & youth programs, or participate in the Christmas pageant, contact Erica Webber, Director of Christian Formation, at stpaulssundayschool1@gmail.com or 908-232-8506 x13.

For information regarding youth sacraments including Holy Communion and Confirmation, visit our Sacraments page.

Weekday School Programs

St. Paul’s Day School offers full day Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten, full day preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds, part-time options for 2.5, 3, and 4-year-olds, as well as before & after care. Visit stpaulsday.org or email stpaulsday@stpaulsday.org to learn more.

St. Paul’s Church Time for Twos program offers part-time options for 2-year-olds. Visit stpaulsday.org/time-for-twos or email timefortwos@stpaulsday.org to learn more.