Children and Family Ministry Updates
Week of 12/9 - 12/16

Hello, parents and families of St. Paul's! Here's what's on the horizon for children + family ministry for the next few weeks: the dawning of Advent, opportunities for fellowship, and more!

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to email and we'll talk.


Linda Willis, Director of Children's and Family Ministry
Sarah A. Foote, Director of Communications
Christmas Pageant: Players Needed! 


Is your little angel (or shepherd, or barnyard animal) ready for the stage? Please consider taking part in our Christmas Eve Pageant this year! No rehearsals, and it's a lot of fun! To choose a costume, please connect with Linda Willis at

We are also looking for youth and/or youngish adults to help us with getting angels, sheep etc. in place and getting kids ready in their costumes on the eve of the Pageant. If you are interested, or know of others who might be, please let us know and spread the word! 

Let's ring in the birth of the Lord in truly dramatic style!
"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ..." 

Looking for some fun activities for you to do with the kids this season? Whether you enjoy cozy, indoor activities or prefer to brave the chills for some thrills, there's plenty to take advantage of in Richmond and the rest of our lovely state! For more inspiration, click  here
Giving Tree for Woodville Elementary & Emmaus Ministries

Beginning this week, we will be ready to accept donations for our Emmaus ministry and for the children at Woodville E.S. under our "Giving Tree"!

Please consider bringing one of the following items for donation:

For adults: socks and travel size toiletries

For kids: belts (medium or large youth sizes), new stretchy pants (like joggers, leggings, sweatpants in all sizes), new tee shirts (all youth sizes, especially girls)

Thank you for your generosity! 
           A Little MORE Music with Karen Harris

During Sunday School hour (9 a.m.) on Sunday, December 16kids 3 years old - 5th grade are invited to gather in the Children's Center for some more musicmaking with our Assistant Director of Music, Karen Harris. Let's "make a joyful noise" together! 
Special Parent's Meetup:  Sue Eaves Discusses 
"Keeping the Christ in Christmas"

This Sunday, December 16 during the 9 a.m. Sunday School hour, Rev. Sue Eaves will join the Parent's Group to talk about the "reason for the season" and slowing down during Advent. All are invited, and this event is for all ages, so please join us!
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St. Paul's:
815 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219