Family Ministry

 Upcoming Children and Youth Family Events

Tuesday Evening Ministry Virtual for All Ages
Create, the Tuesday evening youth and family ministry night at St. Paul’s has gone Virtual and is for All Ages.  As we plan, we have kept in mind many different options and configurations during this time of pandemic. Miss Kelly planned crafts and art projects based on the three themes for fall: Leaves to place on a tree for the healing of the Nations, Self-portraits for All Saints, Crowns for Christ the King.   Miss Kelly and Victor are making video based on Christ the King Sunday.  The videos will guide the children through creating a crown with Miss Kelly and creating rhythms with texts and words from scripture and psalms using household and kitchen items as percussion instruments with Victor.  These videos will be posted on St. Paul’s Facebook page and our church website on Tuesday, November 10. The crosses for Christ the King Sunday, November 15 will help us focus on the Lord of our life and his gentle rule.
On December 1, a Gingerbread Nativity video with Christmas music will be posted.  Gingerbread kits will be available for families to take home on Sundays, November 15, 22 & 29.  Please call or email Ms. Kelly by November 1 as to how many kits you need for our household.  This is a family and youth event.  Some of you have made gingerbread houses with Miss Kelly in the past.  Join us and make a sweet delicious scene based on God’s sweet love for us!

For the Healing of the Nations –Children and adults created leaves to be placed on our tree “for the healing of the nations” based on the Revelation 22 text. The tree with the leaves made by the children was featured on Sunday, October 18 in conjunction with the St. Luke Healing service.

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All Saints & Sinners – Children and adults completed a blind contour self-portrait; a creative release as you discover new things about how you appear for All Saints Liturgy. Can you guess who they are?   The drawings are on display in the Springettsbury lobby.
Miss Kelly and Victor are trying to navigate under these extraordinary circumstances.  They are always looking for new and creative ways to reach our families.  The goal is to stay connected and maintain some elements of normalcy.
As I navigate under these extraordinary circumstances, I am always looking for new and creative ways to reach our families. My goal is to stay connected and maintain some elements of normalcy. One thing that makes church special to me is the people. I miss talking to the children and hearing about their week, I miss the smiles, hugs, jokes, high fives, and their laugh-ter. Most of the children’s activities have moved online through videos and Zoom. One way you can prepare for these activities is to create an art box with supplies that are needed. Look around your house for supplies, the art box can be filled with your child’s favorite crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue, scissors, paper, tape, and any other supplies they like to use. Make sure their Bible is available as there is always a Bible story for them to follow along with. I have created packets for the children and youth to use during worship service. If I do not hand one to your child, please ask me for one. I do not have them sitting out, so they remain germ free. If you would like to receive these packets for use at home, please contact me and I will be glad to see that you get them. Keep sending me those videos and pictures of the children being creative! I love to see