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A NURSERY is available for infants through 3 years (located on the 1st Floor inside the red door.)

CHILDREN 3 YEARS THROUGH 5th GRADE:  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 

CHILDREN in 5th Through 8th GRADES (alternative for 5th Graders): Class facilitated by a host of St. Paul’s adults, discussing current events and issues important to the kids. Meets in the lower level Parlor in the Parish House.

TEENS 9th GRADE and older:  Will meet in the Gilchrist Room with Diane and Todd for the viewing and discussion of Rob Bell’s very popular NOOMA video series, then break out to the Parish House to discuss the video of the day.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OFFERINGS FOR ADULTS:

Coffee and Chat:  Led by George Hurt and various teachers, in the Carriage House.

NOOMA Video Series:  Facilitated by Diane and Todd. We will view a short video produced by theologian, author and speaker Rob Bell, then discuss the theology presented, and the implications to our current lives.  

Weekly Women’s Bible Study: Led by The Rev. Diane Vie and meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, at the home of Leann Scarr. 

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Nursery (Infants up to 3 Years)

Available 9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Hunter Carter ~ Nursery Coordinator, Christian Education Building, 1st Floor

The Nursery program is designed to provide our youngest church through age 3, with a nurturing and safe environment.  The nursery is open year-round.  

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (3 Years - 5th Grade)

Meets From: 9:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.  – Christian Education Building, 2nd Floor

Level 1 Certified Catechists:  Mary Jane Oliver Hubbard, Susan Murray and Cindy Mock

Level 2 Certified Catechists: Susan Murray and Cindy Mock

Level 3 Certified Catechists: Mary Jane Oliver Hubbard

This Montessori based program allows children ages 3 through 5th grade to explore the stories of their faith using developmentally appropriate materials that encourage active learning. For 4th and 5th graders, level 3 introduces the children to Bible history (i.e. Creation, the Fall, Abraham, Moses), history of the Jews, and a more in-depth study of the liturgy in preparation for confirmation. 

*Children attending the CGS program will remain in their class for the first part of the worship service and return to the service for Holy Eucharist with their families.

For more information about CGS, click Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

5th through 12th Grades

Meets From: 9:30 a.m.—10:20 a.m. 

Led by a host of parents and teachers.

Grades 5th through 12th classes will focus on deepening our personal relationship with Christ as well as making our worship more meaningful.  Of course, all of this will be accomplished with great fun, spontaneity, silliness, and all around behavior befitting young adults.  

Grades 5th through 8th grades will meet in the lower level parlor of the Parish House. 

9th through 12th grades will begin in the Gilchrist Room, viewing the NOOMA video series, then break out to the upper level parlor in the Parish House.

St. Paul's Choristers (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)

Sumner Jenkins, Choirmaster, Joyce Bailey, Assistant

The St. Paul’s Choristers, is a choir for children in kindergarten (or age 5) through fifth grade. Older Choristers, known as Choral Scholars, are welcome, as well!. Please contact Sumner Jenkins, Organist and Choirmaster, by phone, 845-7301 or by email, sjenkins@stpaulslynchburg.org, for further information or to register your choristers.

St. Paul's Acolyte Program

The St. Paul’s Acolyte Program is open to all youth who are in 6th grade and above.  Youth are trained to participate in the worship service as acolytes, servers and crucifers and are an integral part of the worship service.  

St. Paul's Junior Usher Program

Youth, ages 9-11, are encouraged to participate in the Junior Usher program.  On Sundays during worship, junior ushers will take part in the service.  An adult usher will do a brief training and that’s all it takes!  Contact the parish office to arrange a time to get started!

EYC: Junior and Senior Youth Groups (6th - 12th Grades)

The combined St. Paul’s and St. John’s youth group consists of Juniors (grades 6 – 8) and Seniors (Grades 9 -12).  Meetings are held at one of the two churches, in the community for outreach activities, or at a designated fun location. 

Coffee and Chat

George Hurt, Coordinator—Carriage House

This class addresses topics of theology and ethics as they relate to our everyday lives.  Discussions are wide-ranging, and topics are chosen from timely current events, and often touch on hot-button issues.  Discussions are facilitated by church members as well as visiting experts.  All adults are welcome.

Monday Evening Bible Study

Dick Morris, Teacher    Meets every other Monday  – 7:00 PM ~ at the home of Clyde and Carolyn Shepherd, bi-weekly year around. 

Ecunemical Bible Study Class

Clyde Shepherd, Coordinator   Class location rotates among participating churches.

For more information, see the schedule posted on the Christian Education Bulletin Board.

The ecumenical class has grown to include participants from 10 area churches. Each week participants come together during the Sunday School hour to share in Bible study and fellowship. As they come together to study the Bible, members of this class build bridges of friendship, understanding, and respect for each other and for their varied worship traditions.  Newcomers are encouraged and participants are not expected to make a commitment to attend all sessions.  St. Paul’s parishioners will love the special study sessions.  Bring a friend to Ice Cream/Hymns at St. Paul’s in June

Women's Bible Study

The Rev. Diane Vie, facilitator. This Bible Study meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the home of Leann Scarr. Social time will begin at 6:30pm, and the study will run from 7pm – 8pm. For more information, please contact Diane at dvie@stpaulslynchburg.org, or 434-845-7301.

NOOMA Video Series

NOOMA Video Series:  Facilitated by Diane and Todd. We will view a short video produced by theologian, author and speaker Rob Bell, then discuss the theology presented, and the implications to our current lives.