Sunday School will be back downstairs beginning Sept 5!

We are kicking off a new Sunday School year on Sunday, Sept 5 at the 10am service. We will have the nursery available for infants and toddlers, a Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade class, and a 3rd grade through 6th grade class. All youth seventh grade and up will be welcomed into church to sit with new friends, their family, or Jessica. They will be given a question to explore and reflect on during the service and we will discuss it at Youth Group after the service.

Please join us! Bring your kiddos downstairs by entering the church narthex and being directed by ushers and signs to the stairwell on the south wall. As you reach the colorful hallway downstairs, you will see your teachers ready to greet the kids and welcome them into their spaces.

Nursery kiddos get signed in and stay in the nursery until parents sign them out. Pre-K through grade 6 kiddos will be led by their teachers up into church at the peace where they will join their families/friends who brought them and can enjoy Communion with everyone.

Sunday Schoolers will be using the Whole People of God curriculum, which is a fun, lectionary-based program to help kids learn God’s story, including God’s holy living spirit that surrounds us.  

I want to personally introduce you to our teaching team: Thank you to returning leaders Argelia El-Khayat, Ellen Caldwell, Eileen Mundt, Deacon Laurie Finn, Madeleine Caldwell, Betty Rathbone, Mary Prasciunas, Maria Ramirez, Jennifer Katcher, and Anne Harri. Thank you and welcome to new leaders Koni Bonnett, Lisa Swift, Christian Payne, and Kari Joy Thomas. We are thankful for all of you!

COVID protocols: All leaders and children over the age of two will wear masks. Windows will be open, fans will be on, and air ventilation will run. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be used in classrooms. Anyone feeling ill should stay home to be extra safe.

Family Mixer!

Jessica is inviting all families with kiddos to come socialize before church on Sept 19! Come at 9am in the cool morning air to meet other parents, let the kids play, and find out about life at GSP and resources in Tucson.  
Youth Group News

Summer Youth Group on Tuesday nights has come to an end and we will begin to have our regular Youth Group gatherings on Sundays after church from 12-1:30pm.  

We will have a high school only night on the last Tuesday of each month beginning this Tuesday, Aug 31 from 6-8pm in the Youth Room downstairs.

There are additional events each month (like full moon hikes, Terror in the Corn, service work, fundraisers, and trips), so email Jessica.Swift@grace-stpauls.org for more information.

Youth Group is for youth in grades 7-12.