Children’s Ministry

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” - Matthew 19:14


COORDINATOR: Kayla Eells (keells@stpaulsithaca.org)


Hello St. Paul’s Families,

The Children’s and Youth Ministries are working together this summer to create integrated programming inspiring a love of God and creation. We know everyone is “Zoomed out,” so we specifically picked lessons and activities that would allow for flexibility and some time away from technology. We plan to keep the weeks varied with lessons, activities, videos, and a couple in-person, outdoor gatherings.

The Structure:
On Mondays, we will send a lesson to families and youth to explore throughout the week.

On July 9 and August 6, we will have a Zoom check-in time for parents, children, or youth to chat with leaders about what they’re learning or what questions they have. Check the Upcoming Events page for the Zoom login.

Children’s Ministry Check-In at 3:00 PM
Youth Ministry Check-In at 3:30 PM

On July 23 and August 20, we will plan to meet outside at the church to play together and spend time with one another (distantly). These dates may change depending on weather.

We look forward to finding new ways to connect all ministries of the church together and stay united through the distance!

With Blessings,
Alexa Allmann and Kayla Eells
Youth Ministries and Children’s Ministries Coordinators


CHILDREN’S MUSIC GROUP

Elementary school-aged children (Kindergarten-6th grade) have fun while learning to sing Christian songs of faith and performing in church approximately once per month. For more information, contact childrensmusic@stpaulsithaca.org.


Have you noticed the child friendly space in the back of the sanctuary? The Prayground is an outward symbol of the value we place in creating a compassionate community to include families with young children who may not otherwise be interested in or able to come to church.


BAPTISMS

Baptisms are held at various times throughout the year. Members of the congregation can arrange a baptism with our Senior Pastor, Teressa Sivers, by contacting the church office. Click here to read more about the UMC understanding of Baptism.


SAFE SANCTUARY POLICY

St. Paul’s and the United Methodist Church are committed to protecting the children and youth who visit and engage in our building. Click here to read about St. Paul’s Safe Sanctuary Policy.