Children and Youth

Fall 2021 update: Yes! Sunday morning education activities for children and youth will resume in the Fall. When? How? We’re not quite sure! We are trying to align our program schedule with construction activity so we can return to gathering in-person safely once we have space to do so, and as allowed by the COVID situation at the time. More information about start date and format will be shared when available. Thanks for your patience as we figure out these logistical details! 

Children's Education

Sunday School

For all children 3 years old through 5th grade. Email Deacon Christine to register. 

First Communion Instruction

First Communion instruction is offered to all students in first grade or above. Contact Pastor Zak for more information. 

Vacation Bible School

For all children 3 years old through 5th grade. Youth and adult leaders needed as well!

We are partnering with our friends at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Lombard) for Vacation Bible School 2021. This year's theme is Rocky Railway, where kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs! All kids ages 3 years old-5th grade are invited to attend. Cost is $5/child, $15/household max. A snack will be provided each night; program will take place outdoors.  Contact Deacon Christine to register. 

Dates: August 11-13
Times: 5:30-7 pm
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 350 E Madison St, Lombard IL

More information here: https://www.myvbs.org/stpaulvp/

Youth Education 

Middle School/Confirmation

For all youth in 6th - 8th grades

Confirmation instruction for youth in grades 6-8 is comprised of a 30 min in-person gathering each Sunday at 11 am for check-in and games, followed by a 30 min Zoom class at 4:30 pm on Wednesdays to discuss the study materials. Email Judy Nuehring to register.

Arkansas Trip 2021 Information

High School

For all youth in 9th - 12th grades

High School Sunday School: St. Paul’s high school ministry continues to build on faith and relationships developed during confirmation. We will meet in person for 30 min at 11 am at church. Topics for discussion will include questions we face in every day life and what our Christian response is. Email Judy Nuehring to register.

Logos is a Bible/Book study that meets over coffee at 7 pm on Monday nights. You can participate in person at the church or over Zoom. Bring your favorite beverage from Starbucks or home! Email Judy Nuehring for more information.

Special Events: High School students are invited to participate in a variety of service events, retreats, and fellowship opportunities. Each summer, the group goes on trip to either the ELCA National Youth Gathering, a mission project, or to the wilds of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area. Save the Dates for our Summer 2021 trip to the Wilderness Canoe Base for the week beginning July 11, 2021! 

Boundary Waters 2021 Information