Christian Education for All Ages
A special children’s message is included in every worship service. Afterwards children may stay in worship or go to Sunday School.
Children are encouraged to attend service. We have activity bags with coloring books to help occupy them in the pews. If you feel they are too disruptive, there is an adjacent cry room that allows you to see and hear the worship while your child relaxes or plays.
Children’s Sunday School
Currently Sunday School is held during the 9am worship service. Following the young people’s message, children are ushered to their classrooms. The children all return to their parents during Communion to participate in the Lord’s Supper with the congregation. Children then return to their classrooms or can stay with their parents through the end of worship.
Ages 1 - 5 meet for songs, a bible story, and playtime. Parents are welcome to come with their child, but we also have enough teachers and assistants to monitor all the children who engage in playtime just outside the sanctuary space.
1st grade - 5th grade meet for lessons
6th grade - 8th graders may earn a service hour by helping with the preschool class during worship.
High School (JCrew) are invited to gather after worship to discuss their highs and lows and faith issues particular to their age. They participate in fundraisers for the annual trip to Augustana College in the summer for Leadership Lab.
Our 6th - 8th graders will participate with confirmation classes soon. More information to come.
ADULT SPIRITUAL GROWTH
If you are interested in furthering your understanding of the Bible and our faith, consider joining one a group discussion:
Adult Bible Study: Sundays at 10:30am in the library
Women’s Bible Study: Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the library
Bible & Brew: Wednesdays at 10:00am in the library
Men’s Bible Study: Fridays at 8:00am at Sunset House Restaurant, 1451 Golf Rd, Waukegan, IL 60087
Also check out our What’s Happening page for various “Lunch and Learns” that we hold through out the year. Previous examples have included “Islam 101” and “Understanding World Religions” as well as “Living Lutheran” to study the bible through different lenses of faith. Currently our congregation is engaged in Conversational Spanish Classes to help us engage with the Spanish-speaking neighbors God has given us.
We also hold Lenten Small Groups at various locations from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday to further our faith. This is a great way to learn about God, yourself, and the people of St. Paul’s.