Children and Youth Programs
All children’s programs are bilingual classes in English and Spanish.
Please contact the parish office at 713-645-5031 for more information about all our programs.
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Ages 5 - 11: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 2nd Floor Parish Hall. This popular class offers an interactive, hands-on way for kids to explore bible stories by actually building the bible stories with Legos. We have a large 50’ by 25’ room to accommodate all the kids to spread out and build and share their faith stories. They also go on scavenger hunts throughout the campus and participate in other activities throughout the year!
Ages 2 - 4: Sundays at 10:30 am, 2nd floor Parish Hall The Godly Play program the helps young children explore the bible through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles, the Godly Play method serves children through their early years as they begin hearing the bible stories often for the first time.
Ages 3rd - 8th grade: Wednesday Practice 6 p.m. 2nd floor Parish Hall Choir Room. The children’s choir is an Education Through Music program that engages choral singing in multiple languages including, reading music, and playing instruments. Children's music education has been linked to better reading, writing and mathematical skills (Hallam, 2010). So not only do the children get to learn new skills of singing and learning to play instruments, they have an opportunity to improve the academic scores! No previous experience required so come join the group! Joining the choir is $60 for the year. Learn more about Education Through Music here https://etmonline.org/about/
Ages 5 – 16: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dates announced in May at the end of every school year. Have your kids join in on the fun as they gather for a few weeks out of the summer for fun learning and plenty of activities. Our volunteers plan a week full of activities that keep the kids engaged and moving! They take field trips, play water games, movie and discussions, bible classes, art, cooking and lots of fellowship. The summer camp is free so we hope to see you next summer!
About Our Music Director
Kari Zimmerman is our Children's Choir Director at St. Paul’s. Kari has been singing in the Episcopal Church for over 17 years, six of which have been at St. Paul's. This summer, Kari was an assistant director for the Diocesan Music Camp for the first time and looks forward to many summers to come! She has lived and worked in the Houston area her whole life and has been in a choir every year since she was in fourth grade. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston, Kari began teaching private voice lessons in 2002 and has been teaching elementary music for the past five years. Kari also sings in the choir and it is always a treat to her sing!
A Safe Church
St.Paul’s Episcopal Church is committed to providing a safe environment free of abuse, exploitation, and harassment of anyone. This is part of our baptismal covenant in which we promise "to respect the dignity of every human being.” Training resources through Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People are required for various leadership, volunteer and staff positions who work with and around our youth and children.