Love each other as I have loved you (John 13:34)

Our children are our greatest gifts. It is a joy to see them learn and grow in faith and friendship. Nurturing each child’s unique talents and tending to their needs through our dedicated ministries is where our faith meets our community or we simply say, you are all welcome here! There are many ways we care for one another; take a look below and we hope to see you soon.
Of all the places you could go, thank you for considering Saint Paul’s a place for your family.

Joyful Beginnings

Joyful Beginnings (formerly PMO)

Our newly named Joyful Beginnings at Saint Paul’s is a unique ministry to parents of young children and those who care for them. Our newly renovated building spaces dedicated to children have something for every age. Our program includes: directed play activities, weekly music and movement class, crafts, story and chapel time, yoga, gardening and plenty of outdoor playground time.

Our hours have recently expanded and we offer flexible scheduling for those that just need a few mornings a week and also those that need full days.

We also offer a fantastic Summer camp every  year for ages 1-7. We have 2 sessions available in June and July so be on the lookout for those dates! We will have weekly fun and educational Summer themes.

Please use the button below to fill out the interest form and Beth Wilde, our nursery director will follow up and answer all your questions. Or, you may reach out directly with any questions- [email protected]

Date Night

Enjoy an evening out with your special someone or simply enjoy some quiet time. Our wonderful nursery staff plans games, crafts, and plenty of playtime to make for a fun time for everyone. For more information contact our Director of Early Childhood Ministries, Beth Wilde at [email protected].

We offer date nights on Saturdays once a month.

Children’s Worship Arts Programming- Kids@Art

Our children’s worship arts-based program will change times for the 2023-24 school year. We will be meeting on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., immediately following Wednesday Night Dinners. All children, grades K-5, are invited to join us for Children’s Choir, instrument playing, drama, sacred dance, and movement, visual arts, and more.

Contact- Stephany Nystrand- [email protected]

Faith Formation – Building God’s Kingdom


Sunday School for all ages:

Nursery – Level 200, Secure access please ring the door bell

Ages 6 months up to 5 years of age. Available from 8am-12:15pm includes pre-school Sunday school instruction, snack and directed playtime.

Contact:  Beth Wilde at [email protected]

Grades K-2 – Foundation Level

Learn the stories of our faith through scripture, science discussion, snack and craft with one of the best, Mrs. Brown! She has been teaching this class for over 20 years and continues to inspire young hearts to learn the Lord’s prayer and see the wonder in the natural world around them.

Teacher: Mrs. Jo Ellen Brown and assistant

Contact: Leslie Scott at [email protected]

Grades 3-5 – Foundation, center “Art” Room

Dive deeper into faith stories by engaging discussion through more advanced games, science experiments, and art.

Teachers: Jenni and Kevin Cox

Contact: Leslie Scott at [email protected]

Serve in Worship – Acoltye

Bring the light of Christ into worship each week. This is a special opportunity for upper elementary children grades 3 and up.

Contact: Michelle Fugate- 850-385-5146


Open to all these groups are currently meeting and welcome newcomers

The mission of the Children’s Committee is to “Welcome children of all ages to learn the love of God through fellowship and faith building ministry.”

Current volunteer committee members serving: Ashley Apthorp, Michelle Fugate, Leslie Scott, Casey Fernandes, Laura Alexander.

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