Children’s Formation Leaders
Our Sunday morning children’s formation offerings thrive because of the dedication of our volunteer formation leaders. Formation leaders explore our faith with our younger members through Godly Play, and our older elementary-aged children in the St. Paul’s, Ivy Explorers (SPIES) classroom. Our formation leaders also have the opportunity to serve as substitutes and assistants in our Sunday morning Children’s Chapel. For more information, contact Audi Barlow, Director of Children’s and Youth Formation.
Our SPIMS (St. Paul’s Ivy Middle School) and SPISH (St. Paul’s Ivy High School) youth program offers vibrant youth experiences that build community and discipleship. Adults are encouraged to engage with our youth in meaningful and involved ways, including helping on Sunday mornings during formation hour, working alongside our youth at any of our youth-led events, and serving as an adult chaperone for a local activity or out of town service experience. For more information, contact Audi Barlow, Director of Children’s and Youth Formation.
At St. Paul’s, Ivy our libraries are one of our biggest gifts to our community, and our much-visited Children’s Library features hundreds of wonderful books for children, youth, and parents. Library assistants work with the Parish Librarian to facilitate the self-checkout system and keep things neat and orderly. For more information, contact Audi Barlow, Director of Children’s and Youth Formation. (Click here to see our library.)
Vacation Bible Camp
Every summer St. Paul’s, Ivy hosts a four-day Vacation Bible Camp filled with projects, music, and fun! Adult leaders provide guidance for specific projects and events during the week, and our youth counselors accompany our groups of children throughout the day. The 2024 dates for Vacation Bible Camp are Monday, June 24 – Thursday, June 28. Camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon each day.
Our annual Christmas Pageant (December 17, 2023) has long been a highlight of the Advent season, with over 50 children participating each year. Our pageant is rich with tradition and relies on a well-loved script and beautifully hand-made costumes. Pageant directors and volunteers assist with rehearsals, costume organization, and herding our flock of sheep and company of angels on the day of the pageant.
For more information about any of these opportunities, please contact Audi Barlow, Director of Children’s and Youth Formation.
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