Events & Volunteer


In addition to classes and worship, our Children’s ministry presents special activities geared to the seasons of the Episcopal Church year, including:

  • St. Nicholas Brunch
  • Epiphany Pageant
  • Shrove Pancake Supper and Lent preparation
  • A Journey Through Holy Week
  • Maundy Thursday Soup Supper
  • Pentecost Jazz Service and Party
  • Summer Vacation Bible School
  • Summer Art Camp
  • Parish Picnic with face painting, games, crafts a bounce house and more
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Service projects for our church, community and the world.


Volunteering:

Our volunteer teachers and classroom helpers are parents, grandparents and adult church members, occasionally assisted by middle and high school youth.

Teachers teach once a month on Sundays or Wednesdays. Scheduling is done at the beginning of the school year.

We know that volunteers’ time is valuable and so we allow for flexibility in teaching schedules.

Since new church school volunteers work with more experienced teachers as part of a team, previous teaching experience is not expected.

All teachers/helpers attend a SAFE class required by the Episcopal Church which teaches techniques for providing a church environment that discourages predators, for recognizing signs of abuse, and for taking action to protect our children. All teachers must also pass a background check.

Our coordinators and clergy provide support and encouragement to our teaching staff, and the church provides curricula, resources and supplies.

Upcoming Events


Godly Play Training Session - Saturday, February 18, from  9:00 am-12:00 pm:  What is Godly Play? Godly Play is the teaching curriculum used on Sunday mornings at St. Paul's for the Christian formation and spiritual guidance of children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Please join us for an informational and training session for all current volunteers and those interested in becoming one. We need teachers as well as "doorkeepers" (for those not quite ready to jump in as teacher). Want to check it out before committing to volunteer? You are welcome! Are you are a parent or caregiver of a child in kindergarten or first grade and want to see how a Godly Play lesson is taught? You are welcome too! The day will begin with refreshments and an introduction to Godly Play and a more in-depth teacher training will follow. Come only for the introduction or stay for the whole season!

Contact Amy Goerger at amygoerger@stpaulsoregon.org with questions or for more information.