In addition to classes and worship, our Children’s ministry presents special activities geared to the seasons of the Episcopal Church year, including:
Our volunteer teachers and classroom helpers are parents, grandparents and adult church members, occasionally assisted by middle and high school youth.
Teachers teach once a month on Sundays or Wednesdays. Scheduling is done at the beginning of the school year.
We know that volunteers’ time is valuable and so we allow for flexibility in teaching schedules.
Since new church school volunteers work with more experienced teachers as part of a team, previous teaching experience is not expected.
All teachers/helpers attend a SAFE class required by the Episcopal Church which teaches techniques for providing a church environment that discourages predators, for recognizing signs of abuse, and for taking action to protect our children. All teachers must also pass a background check.
Our coordinators and clergy provide support and encouragement to our teaching staff, and the church provides curricula, resources and supplies.
The congregation is the largest choir at St. Paul's. There is no rehearsal, but you are invited to sing with spirit and enthusiasm! St. Paul's Choirs include: The Trinity Choir (adults); Primary Choir (K-2), Advent Choir and Advent Bell Choir (3-5th grade), Grace Notes (6-12th grade), Canterbury Ensemble and St. Paul’s Ringers. The church has a beautiful pipe organ, two grand pianos and excellent acoustics. Evensong is presented once a month with a concert immediately following. The choir ensembles pray, study scripture through music and lead the congregation in song.
St. Paul's Music Guild is the cornerstone of financial support for Evensong services and concerts at St. Paul's Church. The mission of the guild is to enable the continuation of the great heritage of Anglican Evensong worship along with programs of music outreach to the Salem community. Patronage comes from both inside and outside the Parish.
Sing. Learn. Grow!
Do you want some fabulous music education for your child or grandchild grades K-5? Would you like them to meet new friends from different neighborhoods? Wouldn’t it be great if they could experience a high level of music and have FUN at the same time? We have the answer—St. Paul’s Music Program!
We offer supervised gym play, art activities, snacks and Christian Formation all between 3:30-5:30 pm each Wednesday. All groups sing/ring the first Sunday of the month, October-June. Transportation a problem? Don’t let it stop you—we can help connect families and carpools. Questions? Contact us!
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty St. SE Salem, 97302