St. Paul Lutheran’s Sunday School is 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Sundays from September to May. We offer Sunday School for children (grades PreK (3) – K), early elementary (grades 1 – 2) older elementary (grades 3 – 5) and middle school and high school youth. Parents/guardians and young people are encouraged to participate in a Sunday School group that is most fitting, regardless of age.
We are currently in the midst of a mural project in our Sunday School area, and are excited about the changes over the coming months and years. In addition to Sunday school on Sunday mornings, children and youth are invited to participate in worship in a variety of ways, participate on the youth-led Youth Committee (planning special events), and participate in special children and youth ministries events outside of Sunday mornings.
We have a children’s library, a play pray room, a prayground*, and a children’s roll** year round and a Vacation Bible School in the summer, not to mention children and youth worship, our community picnic, and other child friendly activities through the year. We also perform the sacrament of baptism and welcome children to the communion table for a blessing or to receive communion as soon as their parents feel they are ready.
* The prayground is part of our worship space. It’s a children’s table covered with paper and topped with coloring books and crayons. It allows children to engage in activities while being immerse in the experience of worship. You might be amazed how much they pick up even when it seems they’re completely distracted by their coloring.
** The children’s roll is a short newsletter that goes out at regular intervals for parents with children under the age of 3, that offers age appropriate ideas for parents raising children of faith as they grow and prepare to enter Sunday School.
Contact the church office (815) 288-2757 and our Children, Youth and Ministries Coordinator at [email protected] to find out how to become involved with our Sunday morning Faith Formation and Sunday School.