Children and Family Ministries

Making the message of Jesus irresistible to children and youth is the work of every single member of St. Paul’s. From the cradle through college, we offer opportunities for learning and fun.
Below is our calendar of activities; scroll down to read descriptions of some of our ministries.
Contact Reverend Peter Champion at to learn more!
Nursery Care: For children ages 4 and under
We have nursery care available downstairs in the undercroft every Sunday during the 11 a.m. service, though children of all ages are always welcome to stay with their parents in church. We love children at St. Paul’s: noise, questions, energy and all!
Preschool and Elementary Age: Sunday School/Godly Play
Preschool and elementary school-aged children can learn about God and living a life of faith in a safe, loving environment. We are using a Sunday School program called Godly Play. Godly Play uses active storytelling and children’s innate sense of wonder to help children explore their faith.  To support or participate in this program, or with any questions, contact Andria Reid at

Confirmation Classes – Confirm not Conform

Confirm not Conform provides a safe place for people to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe.
Confirm not Conform:
  • is a 15-week program for Confirmation
  • encourages active participation in class sessions, worship, and service
  • pairs youth with adult mentors
  • uses visual, aural, and embodied learning
  • emphasizes being able to ask the questions and find out the answers rather than providing the answers
  • challenges youth to take the lead in projects of significance
Middle and High School:  Monthly Activities
Youth Activities League is an all ages youth group which meets once a month for fun and fellowship with a purpose. Children will work together in age appropriate groups on projects and crafts to serve the church,  the needy, and the community at large. Each month will have a different faith-based theme and activity, followed by a chance for discussion while enjoying a healthy snack.  For more information, please contact Beckie Pelkey, Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator, at 
Pathways Pilgrimage (Diocese of Northern California Pilgrimage)

Pathways 2018 is an event open to all youth finishing grades 7-12. Now going on its third year, Pathways will take us to Sonoma County where we will explore matters of social and eco-justice as we journey to the ocean, visit historical sites of immigration in the Bay Area, and meet with people in these communities who are engaging in the work of reconciling us and creation to God.

We hope that congregations will consider ways to help support this trip financially and in other ways; we will offer scholarships and other support with the goal of making this trip possible for everyone who wishes to participate. Please contact the Rev. Sarah Quinney ( if the cost is a barrier.

Dates: June 24-30, 2018 
Location: Sonoma County 
Participants: Those finishing grades 7-12
Young adult leaders: Ages 18-30 
Cost: $500 per participant 

Apply online as a youth participant here. (Email Rev. Sarah for a hard copy)

Apply online as a adult/young adult leader here.


Please click on the links below to view a story on Pathways 2017, reflections and more.

Sierra Service Project

St. Paul’s has been involved in mission work with the Sierra Service Project for 24 years.  Each year we sent 24 youth and counselors to Native American or urban communities to better the lives of the underserved.  Last July 2017, our SSP trip took us to Chiloquin, Oregon for a week of helping out and learning about our neighbors.  Contact the church office for details.  Learn more about Sierra Service Project at


All Ages: Acolytes

Kids of all ages are invited to be acolytes.  No matter your age or experience, we have a place for you! Please contact the Rev. Peter Champion at to participate.
Acolyte mentoring

 All Ages: Kids’ Vacation Academy (KVA)

Plans continue for KVA 2018. This year it will be held June 18th though 22nd from 9 am until noon.  Dr. Seuss on the Loose is our theme this year.   We are called to invite all to the party to share God’s love in a hurting world.   Student counselors in middle and high school as well as many adults are needed to flesh out a wonderful week of fun.  Join us if you can!  Contact the church office if you are interested. 

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