Nurturing faith vitality among our youngest members!
Children participate fully in our community, and visitors are welcome to join in the fun!
10:20 The Explorers Nursery opens. Parents can either leave infants and toddlers in the care of the nursery team for the duration of the worship service or bring them into worship and help them transition to the Explorers Nursery after the "Children's Moment" (mid-way through the worship service).
10:30-11:00 Children attend the first part of the worship service with their families. Children’s worship bags (filled with coloring supplies, books, and soft toys) are available for use during the Worship service.
11:00-11:45 After a “Children's Moment” in the worship service, children ages 3 and older transition to Chapel Time as a whole group and then to Sunday school classrooms by age group. Children in all ages groups will explore "God's Good Creation" throughout our Summer Sunday School program (June 2 - August 18).
11:45 Parents pick up children from their classrooms and families transition together to fair trade coffee hour.
Faith Formation Groups
Middle School Youth (grades 6-8): To view information regarding our Middle School Youth program (on our Youth & Young Adult page), please click here.
Gather ’Round: The Gather ’Round curriculum is highly recommended by the United Church of Christ. Multicultural arts, crafts, and music make biblical stories come alive for children. To learn more about the Gather ’Round curriculum, please click here
Mission and Vision
To read our children's faith formation mission and vision statement, click here.
(Generation Z children = infants through 8th grade)
First Sundays (12:00-12:45 p.m.) Each month, parents gather during Fair Trade Coffee Hour to discuss topics relevant to our families’ spiritual journeys. The Explorers Nursery and the Great Hall (which doubles as a gymnasium) open to all children for supervised play and parents shift to the Fireside Room for guided conversation.
Families Playground Time
Each second Sunday, Gen-Z families connect with each other through play and conversation. Join us on the playground after Fair Trade Coffee Hour.
Gen-Z Families Facebook Group
We utilize our Facebook group to invite each other to events in the wider community, share prayer requests, organize our monthly home-hosted potlucks, and more. To connect with us on Facebook, please click here
Intergenerational Journey of Faith
Our Wednesday evening adult Journey of Faith program frequently expands to incorporate children and youth. Four times per year, we join together with local neighbors in packing boxes of food for our underfed neighbors in the global community at Feed My Starving Children.
All are invited to join in upcoming intergenerational programs:
If you are interested in learning more about our Children’s and Gen-Z Families ministries at St. Paul’s UCC, please contact Student Minister Clare Gromoll at
or (651) 224-5809.