Category Archives: Children’s Ministries

Church on the Go!

The Children’s Ministries has assembled Church on the Go! bags for vacationing St. Paul’s families who want a portable worship experience to take with them on their travels.

Each bag contains all that’s needed to make an altar and conduct a worship service. Also included are prayers, a finger labyrinth and Trip Talks. For children, there are coloring and puzzle activities with crayons, coloring pencils and stickers.

The bags will be available at the back of the nave all summer. Families going on vacation are asked to take only one bag.

Help Make VBS 2018
a Success

VBS will be offered from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Monday July 30 through Friday, August 3, in Colhoun A. This year’s theme is Rolling River Rampage.

Theme-related decorations and supplies are needed, and there are still openings to register children and volunteer helpers. Donations to provide scholarships for invited guests from the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope family shelter and Kids’ Café are also welcome.

Decorations and Supplies Needed

  • Rafts (to borrow)
  • Fake trees (to borrow)
  • Pup tents (to borrow)
  • Camping chairs (to borrow)
  • Fishing net (to borrow)
  • Small net
  • Paddles or oars (to borrow)
  • Rope
  • Toy fish/plastic fish (14)
  • Blue sheets or blankets
  • Broom
  • Bowls
  • Pots and pans (to borrow)
  • Funnel
  • Eye dropper
  • Wicker basket (to borrow)
  • Laundry baskets (4 to borrow)
  • Bucket
  • Kitchen timers (6)
  • Paint stirrers
  • Dollies (4- wheel, to borrow)
  • Google eyes (self-adhesive)
  • Cut cloth (less than 6-inch squares)
  • Glue dots
  • Tape-scotch tape and masking tape
  • Clay
  • Disposable foil pans (4)
  • Aluminum trays (3)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Freezer paper
  • Dish soap
  • Plastic cups
  • Kitchen sponge
  • Coffee filters
  • Small drinking cups
  • Diaper Genie bags
  • Rain gutter (2 about 6 feet each)
  • Blue tarp
  • Car wash sponge (large)
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Baking soda
  • Cornmeal
  • Food coloring
  • Cooking oil
  • Egg cartons
  • Straws
  • 1-liter bottles (11 empty, with tops)
  • Pennies
  • River rocks
  • Cones (game)
  • Wading pool (to borrow)
  • Toddler slide (to borrow)
  • Frisbees
  • Hula hoops (10)
  • Cooler (large to borrow)
  • Spray bottles (empty)
  • Balloons
  • Bed sheets (flat)
  • Towels (bath and beach)

Registration

Registration is now open to all. The cost is $15 per child, payable by check when you return your registration form.

Download a registration form

Please mail your check and your completed registration form to:

The Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
520 Summit Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Volunteers

The following positions are open. Complete written instructions will be provided.

  • Craft helpers
  • Game leader and helpers
  • Science leader
  • Mission and outreach helper
  • Snack leader and helper
  • River guides

To volunteer to help, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Scholarships

To donate to the scholarships fund or to apply for a scholarship for a child, contact the Rev. Lauren A. Villemuer-Drenth, Director of Children’s Ministries, at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1220, or lvillemuer-drenth@stpauls-ws.org.

Superhero Sunday

June 24 will be Superhero Sunday at St. Paul’s.

Children–adults, too!–are encouraged to celebrate the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul by dressing for the 10:00 a.m. service as their favorite superheroes.

Children’s Chapel and activities after the service focus on what qualities make a superhero.