On behalf of the clergy and Children’s Ministry Committee, welcome to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church!

St. Paul’s recognizes the great capacity of children’s spiritual lives, and we offer programs that nurture children from infancy through high school. Through stories, song, and play, the community of lay leaders and clergy teach and guide our children through the fundamentals of Christian education. St. Paul’s has a fun social environment for children and parents, and we’re always delighted to welcome newcomers.

This page will help guide you through offerings for children. Because we adapt programming to accommodate changing health and safety conditions, the best way to stay up-to-date on programming is to subscribe to the children’s ministry newsletter by emailing childrensministries@stpaulscary.org.

All are welcome at St. Paul’s, and we especially welcome you.

Mother Alice

The Rev. Alice Graham Grant
Associate Rector for Children’s and Youth Formation
919-467-1477, ext. 39

St. Paul’s has many offerings to support the spiritual and educational growth of children:

Children’s Chapel is offered at the 9:00 AM service each week. Kids’ Club, a nursery for younger children, is located in the education building (preschool). It is a fun, safe, and nurturing environment for children birth through school age. Parents may attend church, teach Sunday school, sing in the choir or attend committee meetings while their children attend Kids’ Club.

The Cry Room (a.k.a. Bride’s room), offers a place where parents may take younger children who become unhappy during Sunday services.  The room offers full sound and a full view of the service. There are children’s books, crayons, and tissues to make yourself at home. The Cry Room is located across the hallway from the restrooms.

Pre-EYC is a biweekly fun & fellowship program for 4th and 5th graders. Pre-EYC fellowship will resume in the fall of 2022!

Special events are also offered throughout the year, and include the Christmas Pageant, a Halloween pumpkin carving, an Easter egg hunt, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday programs, teacher appreciation events.

Vacation Bible School is a week-long, half-day bible-based program offered each summer, usually during July, for children ages three through 5th grade.

St. Paul’s Preschool offers a planned program for children, one-year old through transitional kindergarten, during the traditional school year. Preschool is open to the public, although St. Paul’s members are given priority in registering.

Click here for more information about our Children’s Ministries.