Child Care and Youth Ministry

Children

Nursery care

Excellent child care is available for children (age 6 weeks to 5 years) in the nursery. The nursery is located on the main floor of the church building and is well equipped with volunteer staff and toys. The volunteers are trained in CPR and First Aid, as well as the West Michigan Conference Abuse Prevention Policy. We would love to spend time with your little one while you worship from 9am-12pm.
West Michigan Conference Abuse Prevention Policy

Health and Safety Precautions

We have taken great care to ensure your health and safety while you’re in our building. We have an AED and multiple first aid kits on site, and our church members are trained in the event that an emergency or medical response is required.

Baptism and Confirmation

The United Methodist Church believes in the sacrament of baptism and celebrates the baptism of people of all ages, including infants. We understand baptism to be a miraculous act of God’s grace, wherein an individual chooses to belong in Christian community and participate in God’s mighty acts of salvation. When a baby or small child is baptized, the parents make a promise to nurture his/her faith at home and in the life of the local church. When the child is ready to take ownership of their Christian faith and wants to join the church on his/her own accord, Pastor Erin will invite them to attend Confirmation courses and celebrate their public declaration of faith in worship.

Youth Ministry

At Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church students matter to us because they matter to God. Saint Paul’s is a place where students in 6th-12th grade find true authenticity, vibrant community, healthy relationships, and an ever-deepening, everlasting relationship with Jesus Christ.  We meet at church 3-4 times per month and host a monthly game night called “Donuts and Dragons”.  All are welcome!