Children's Ministry

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Contact Information

Dr. Jessica Davis

Associate Pastor

814-237-2163 ext. 124

jjdavis@susumc.org

Children are not only the future, but also the present of the church

At St. Paul’s, children are warmly welcomed into church life. We offer many dynamic programs for children to learn about Jesus and apply what they learn. We emphasize excitement and fun as we help kids build an unshakable faith in a safe, loving environment, and we partner with families to continue faith development at home.

Sunday School

Our Sunday morning classes for two-year-olds through fifth-graders emphasize fun and active learning techniques that allow kids to experience and apply the Bible. Classes meet in the Christian Education Center at 9:00 am during the school year.

Worship

Sunday worship services are held in the sanctuary at 9:00 am, and 10:30 am. Children’s worship materials are available at the back of the main sanctuary and in the elevator lobby in the balcony.

Vacation Bible School

This annual five-day summer program for three-year-olds through fifth-graders meets from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in mid to late June. Vacation Bible School emphasizes strong Biblical teaching and out-of-the-ordinary adventure, excitement, and fun!

Music Ministry

Children are invited to grow in faith by singing with the children’s choirs. Rehearsals are Sunday mornings right after Sunday School. St. Paul’s summer musical camp offers our children and community another opportunity to explore gifts of music and creativity together. For contact information, see our Music Ministry page.

United Methodist Summer Camps

The Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church sponsors a large variety of camps for children and youth.

Service/Mission Projects

Service and mission projects are integrated into all children’s programs. Recipients include UMCOR, Centre Volunteers in Medicine, Park Forest Day Nursery, and more.