Children & Young Families

Ministry for Children in Young Families in Carlisle, PA

Children’s Ministry at St. Paul Lutheran Church seeks to focus on intergenerational faith formation and integration of faith development not only within the congregation and through children-centered ministry settings, but also, and most importantly, within the home. We welcome you and your family to experience what St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carlisle has to offer you and your littlest ones today!

Sunday School for Kids in Carlisle, PA

For children in Kindergarten or Grades 1 – 5, we offer a Sunday School program every Sunday from 9:30 – 10:30 in the Sunday School Room. During this hour, the children learn about God through stories and hands-on activities. On some Sundays, the children share snacks together with their friends. Children in the Elementary Program also have the opportunity to participate in our Children’s Choir. During a few special church holidays and Sundays (like Youth Sunday), the children share their voices and musical talents with the congregation during the service.

Starting September 10th, St. Paul will be kicking off their year long children’s Sunday School program. Join the children’s Sunday School program on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Children’s Sunday School is for ages 2 through 5th grade and located in Room 213. You can learn more about the curriculum and find resources you can use at home by checking out Deep Blue.

*Do you have a tween who might be interested in joining us? If so, let us know.  We are trying a new tween curriculum called ‘Submerge’.   Our tweens will serve as helpers with the younger children and get some time for their own studies with the Submerge curriculum.

Vacation Bible School: Who Is My Neighbor?

Find out about God’s love for us and how we can share God’s love with our neighbors around our community and around the world.

When: July 29-August 2, 2019

Time: 5:45 pm -8:00 pm

Kickoff Dinner for Families:  Monday, July 29 at 5 pm

Closing Program for Families:  Sunday, August 4 at 10:45 service

Children ages 4 years through rising 6th graders are welcome. Children under 4 years are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

→ Early registration is greatly appreciated!

SP (special place): an Open Community Experience

On Saturdays at St. Paul, we open our youth spaces to the community of Carlisle for children between the ages of 7 – 13. The space serves as a free play space where kids are able to come and hang out, have a free lunch, and play all kinds of games – video games, pool, ping ping, air hockey, etc (we also have a modified movie theatre space and an art room).

Laura Guenther, a 2nd grad teacher at Bellaire Elementary, leads this program and interacts and personally knows many of the kids that attend. Her reputation as a favorite teacher among many of these kids is very strong and they have a high level of respect for her. She is there to establish a connection between the youth so that we as church family and community service connection further develop bonds of faith and community between children ad our leaders in the Carlisle community.

Prayerfully consider joining us when you can on a Saturday. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out anytime!

Time: Every Saturday from 11AM-2PM.

Schedule: 1 hour “free play” from 11-1; 1 hour lunch set-up, eating, and clean up from 1-2

“Free Play” options:

  • movie theater room
  • art room
  • pool table/video games.
  • ping pong table/air hockey games