Children ages three through Fifth Grade begin Sunday School in September at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Sanctuary, a new location! Every Sunday, children will gather in the church service and will remain with us to hear a brief children's message. Then, the children will leave with their teachers to classrooms located throughout the church building. Sunday School sessions will conclude in our beautiful Historic Chapel where parents will pick up their children. In the coming weeks, we're excited to have a weekly Fellowship Time immediately following Sunday School where parents and children can enjoy refreshments in our Fellowship Room downstairs in the church building.
As has been our tradition over the past three years, Fifth Graders will attend Sunday School until Christmas. After Christmas break, First Communion classes begin for our fifth grade students. A special ten session class is taught by the pastor that explains what church is and why we receive the Body and Blood of Jesus in Sacramental form. A parent or guardian is asked to attend the class with their student to help pass these blessings along to the children.
First Communion reception is on Palm Sunday,March 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Students in grades six through eight continue their religious studies after receiving First Communion in fifth grade, by their participation in the Confirmation program. New this year, we're implementing an online-based curriculum consisting of independent learning paired with monthly group meetings. The scope of the program will be explained in detail during the Orientation Sessions. Join us!
The Youth Group at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of East Northport helps our young people in grades six - twelve grow in their faith. They'll have the opportunity to work together to serve others in a fun and faith-directed atmosphere. We recognize that living in a Christ-driven way means living with other people of God and helping one another grow in faith, love and obedience to God’s will. And we have lots of fun!
We are blessed with wonderful facilities at St. Paul’s that allow our meetings to include the use of a full, wood-floor gym as well as recreation area downstairs in our Youth Building. However, St. Paul’s youth go beyond the walls of our church to serve others in our community and across the globe!
Each summer, our youth group joins other congregations for a week of service to communities in need. In the past, we've completed tasks like painting houses and repairing porches for people in West Virginia, New Orleans and our local communities after Hurricane Sandy. In 2015, we went to the great city of Detroit for our ELCA Youth Gathering. The ELCA Youth Gathering occurs every three years and joins high school aged youth and adult leaders from ELCA congregations. The Gathering, as it is known, takes place over five days and includes opportunities for worship, service, fellowship, study and holy play.
Stay tuned for pictures from our 2016 mission trip to Pocahontas, Virginia where we joined nearly 300 students from around the country for a week of volunteer work.
Our congregation has a very special relationship with LuDay. The Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul's provides a Christ-centered education and is located directly across the street from our church. LuDay's early childhood program serves children aged two to five years in a variety of full and half-day programs. Their kindergarten through fifth grade programs have an emphasis on strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to ensure each student is challenged and working to their individual ability. For more information, contact LuDay at 631-754-4424.