Christian Formation


Our theme this year is Path of Gratitude! We ask God to guide our formation programs as
we learn, pray and serve, demonstrating Christ’s love by being the church in the world, on
God’s path for us. We believe that Christian Formation is the way we evolve in our
relationships with God and each other. Our goal at St. Paul’s is to LEARN through Scripture, worship and fellowship, to PRAY regularly and to SERVE every person with love and compassion, as Christ loves us. With this mission, we offer programs for people of all ages, including intergenerational projects that bring the parish family together. The new
program year begins September 9.

Adult Christian Education, 9:30 am –Education sessions are offered on Sunday mornings 9:30 –10:15 a.m. The rector and members of the St. Paul’s community, along with invited guest speakers, share information on topics of importance in the Parish, the larger Church, and the World. Adults parishioners and teens can engage in open and meaningful discussion about the joys and challenges of our journey together.

Children Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m. –Godly Play, Scripture stories, and games
that reinforce God’s Love for us. Children’s Chapel – Children from infancy to Grade 5 take
part in Children’s Chapel, a pull out service from our family worship at 10:30 a.m. Worship
and learning become one as a mini Episcopal liturgy is delivered in an age-appropriate
context. Child care leaders bring our youngest ones to Chapel as well. Participants join their
families after the sermon for Communion.

YMP Youth Group – The tweens and teens from the Youth Mission Project, and all those interested, will come together on the second Sunday evening of each month. We will meet in the Paulpit from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for a light supper, and to plan our next service activities! Interested?? Come on over!

Parish Library – St. Paul’s provides a reflective space for browsing and reading intriguing
theological works, spiritually applicable writings, and other categories intended to
encourage and support one’s spiritual journey.

Vacation Bible School Summer 2018 –St. Paul’s will be offering a full week of VBS again this year! The dates will be July 23 – 27! The times: 1:00 – 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church. The theme this year will beBe a Light to the World! 47 children from the Dayton community participated last year. We have room for 50. Registration will open on Easter Day. The fee for the week is $25. More details will be available soon!