"Building a godly foundation in the hearts of children to sustain them for a lifetime."
Children are a key focus and priority at St. Paul's, and we encourage involvement at all ages. St. Paul's parents find wonderful, clean spaces with organic opportunities for children to find new relationships with God in developmentally appropriate ways. Come join us in our recently renovated Children's Wing where we can help your children become rooted in their faith.
Children’s Formation is comprised of the following ministries:
St. Paul’s nursery is a safe, bright environment, with a warm and caring team of staff and volunteers to care for your child. Care is available on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for children ages 9 weeks through age four. Snacks are provided.
During the 10:30 a.m. service, children ages 4 through second grade have their own chapel service with a kid-friendly Liturgy of the Word which includes a short sermon and singing. Children will process out of the main service at a set time, as indicated in the weekly service bulletin. After interacting with the lesson of the day the children rejoin the congregation during the Peace.
Godly Play/Sunday School
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum that includes storytelling, interaction, exploration, and creativity to teach and enliven Bible stories. In Godly Play, for ages 4 through 3rd grade, marvelous things happen as children “work, play and wonder together at the awesomeness of God.”
Building Faith Brick by Brick/Sunday School
This is a faith based Sunday School Curriculum for 4th and 5th graders that teaches Biblical stories. It allows older Elementary school aged children to express their thoughts and analyze the stories through Lego creations. This program uses the Godly Play format for the first half of class.
Children's Bible Story Time/Bible Study
Following Wednesday Night Supper Children ages 4 through 5th grade are welcome to attend a Bible Story time Following the story there is an age appropriate discussion and an activity provided.
St. Paul's Playgroup
Families with children from birth to age four are welcome to join us for our monthly playgroup meeting in the St. Paul's Nursery. Playgroups are held on designated Saturdays with coffee and light refreshments served.
Social activities for our Children’s Ministry are based on the needs of the congregation and include activities such as movie outings, Easter Egg Hunt, Pizza and Ice Cream socials, SkyZone, bowling, Trunk or Treat.
Holy Eucharist Lessons
We offer a few classes yearly on the Holy Eucharist run by our Curate.
Our children have been involved in making Christmas Cards for the Soldiers and drawing pictures for the Kairos Prison Ministry. We look forward to more outreach opportunities in the future. The children often join in larger Church wide outreach opportunities.
Vacation Bible School
In the summer, children ages 4 through rising 6th grade are invited to join our amazing youth and adult volunteers for themed Vacation Bible School. Our themes change yearly and have most recently included Surf Shack, Hero Central, Rolling River Rampage and Roar. Snack and T-Shirts are provided.
St. Paul's EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) embraces youth who are in the 6th through 12th grades. Our mission is to welcome everyone as we search for God in our lives through the Scriptures, prayers, outreach, and having fun together.
Our regular gatherings Include:
Sunday School (Sundays from 9:15am-10:15am)
6th and 7th grade youth meet weekly during the school year for Rite 13. Rite 13’s focus is to build self-esteem in the context of the Christian community and to prepare youth to be adults in the church. Rite 13 affirms the power of creative energy to explore thoughts and disciplines which allow individuals to effect change in the world.
8th – 12th grade youth meet weekly in the Youth Room. This group uses the J2A curriculum to continue their journey to be adults in the church, and they help plan the youth spring retreat and summer trip.
EYC (Sundays from 5pm-6:30pm)
EYC meets weekly during the school year for fun, developed fellowship with other youth, learning more about God’s love. Friends from other churches are always welcome!
Deep End (Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm)
All youth are welcome to join us on Wednesdays nights to explore the question: where is God in my life? We laugh, learn, listen, and challenge our faith.
Stay Connected with St. Paul's EYC:
Facebook groups: St. Paul's EYC and St. Paul's Episcopal
Remind Texts: text @6369fc to 81010
St. Paul's Newnan offers many ways for adults to get involved, and we welcome you to come take a closer look at our offerings:
Daughters of The King:
The Daughters of the King is a prayer ministry open to the women of St. Paul’s. Evangelism, prayer, and service are our main goals. Any person can ask a Daughter to pray for them, for any reason, and we will continue to do so for 30 days. The Daughters generally meet the first Sunday of every month, after the 10:30 service. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the president, Joan Kelley.
The St. Paul’s Men’s Club was formed in 2007. The Men’s Club meets one Sunday a month at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and fellowship and is open to all St. Paul's men and their guests. We host an annual BBQ sale & fundraiser, have prayerful conversations, and more! Contact Bob Heaberlin for more information.
Cooks Who Care:
Cooks Who Care is an outreach of love toward those who have life-changing events in their families, such as new babies, times of sickness, or times of sorrow. We provide meals during these times to show our love, support, and prayers for those in need. The ministry members have monthly cook-offs and come together to prepare a variety of meals for parishioners in need of support. Contact Linda Tudor if you know someone with a need or would like to join the team!
Women’s Book Club:
St. Paul's women's book club meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month to discuss a variety of books, chosen yearly by the membership. We have a fun Christmas party and enjoy wine and light snacks as we discuss the books we read. Contact Caroline Abbey with questions.
Foyers Groups bring small groups of parishioners together to share meals and fellowship. Groups have autonomy to decide on meeting times and places, and the groups aren't intended to do anything other than give members a chance to connect and get to know each other more deeply. Contact Marianne Lawhead or more information here.
St. Paul's women meet yearly at places such as Callaway Gardens to enjoy spiritual fellowship through artistic endeavors, nature hikes, and just hanging out eating great food! Information about the yearly retreat will be available through the Lamp, church bulletin, and website updates.
“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.” Colossians 3:16