Ministries

Children

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.

Children’s Formation is comprised of the following ministries:

Nursery

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.

Children’s Chapel

During the 10:30 a.m. service, children ages 4 through second grade have their own chapel and kid-friendly liturgy. After interacting with the lesson of the day, children join the rest of the congregation for communion in the 10:30 a.m. service. Snacks are provided.

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 I (age 5 – 3rd grade) and Godly Play II (4th – 5th grade), marvelous things happen as children “work, play and wonder together at the awesomeness of God.”

Building Faith Brick by Brick

This is a faith based Sunday School Curriculum for 4th and 5th graders that teaches Biblical stories and allows older Elementary school aged children to express their thoughts and analyze the stories through Lego creations. This program is offered once a month in addition to weekly Godly Play

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

Social activities for our Children’s Ministry are based on the needs of the congregation and include a book club for our 4th and 5th graders, movie outings, Pizza and Ice Cream socials, SkyZone day and bowling.

Mission Work

In 2017 and 2018 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.

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 and Rolling River Rampage.  Snack and T-Shirts are provided.

                                  

 

Youth

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:

Instagram: @stpaulsnewnan

Facebook groups: St. Paul's EYC and St. Paul's Episcopal

Remind Texts: text @6369fc to 81010

Join our EYC Newsletter by sending your email address to The Rev. Kyle Mackey.

Adults

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, Dawn Harrison.

Men’s Club:

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:

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.

Women’s Retreat:

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