ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
61 Wood St.
Hopkinton, MA 01748
508-435-4536 + Fax: 508-544-8205

Education

Christian education is an important element in the mission of St. Paul's. Children are naturally spiritual beings and the Sunday school program enhances their spirituality with teachings of Christ and the Episcopal Church. St. Paul's program is for preschool (age 3) to sixth grade and is held every Sunday morning, beginning at 10:45AM, coincident with the 10:45AM service.

The Sunday school curriculum uses a combination of programs, which are described in more detail below. The activities in each classroom vary greatly depending on the various talents of the teachers and include arts and crafts, plays, games and storytelling.

St. Paul's also offers confirmation classes for youth, coordinated with Diocesan confirmation dates. The class explores the history, liturgy, and theology of the Episcopal Church. The class is chrrently held for seventh grade students.

In addition to the regular Sunday school program, the children participate in a number of other special programs presented throughout the year:

  • Blessing of the Animals (early October)
  • St. Nicholas Day Celebration
  • Christmas Eve Family Service
  • Burying of the Alleluias for Lent
  • Palm Sunday procession
  • Easter Sunday procession, Raising of the Alleluias, Easter Egg Hunt
  • Pentecost Celebration
These programs are folded with All Ages worship - Sundays on which there is no Sunday school and the children are included as part of the regular Sunday service.

Curriculum

Weaving God's Promises

(3 yrs - grade 6)
This multi-age curriculum is designed to teach children the way of Christ, both in the church and in the world, as well as how God's promises of salvation are woven into our lives. It fosters spiritual formation and growth in Christ's love and mercy and teaches the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation. Fun, engaging activities are part of each session.

Rite 13/Journey to Adulthood (J2A)

(2 classes: 7-8th grade and 9-10th grade)
This highly acclaimed program joins Sunday morning meetings with youth group activities. Youth entering sixth and seventh grades will begin the first two-year phase of the program, Rite-13. Children entering eighth and ninth grades enter the second two-year phase of this program, J2A.

Read more about our Youth Program here.