Church Sets Homecoming Sunday

Interim Director of Children and Family Ministries Sue Vogelman has re-organized and updated the structure of children’s and family ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Woodbury and is looking forward to Homecoming Sunday at the 10 a.m. worship service on September 15.

WOODBURY — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 294 Main St. South, will kick off its fall program year with worship and events for all ages, beginning with Homecoming Sunday at 10 a.m. on September 15. Since arriving in January, Interim Director of Children and Family Ministries Sue Vogelman has re-organized and updated the structure of children and family ministries at St. Paul’s.

Children’s Chapel resumes during the 10 a.m. service for children ages 3 to about 10, where they sing songs, light candles, experience Bible stories, pray and learn using fun, interactive and developmentally appropriate activities.

Older children and teens are participants in the worship service and have Youth Sundays every first Sunday of the month.

Youth Group meets together a few times a month to have fun while learning and helping others. On September 15, the youth will walk together with St. Paul’s Rector Tuesday Rupp in the SWIM Harvest Walk for Hunger.

Intergenerational events planned include a Halloween/All Soul’s Celebration in November and a Christmas pageant in December.

A certified teacher, Sue Vogelman taught at Sandy Hook Elementary School and is currently working at King’s Highway Elementary in Westport. She was the full-time church school director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown for 17 years, where she also served on the Diocese of Connecticut Christian Formation Committee, the Newtown Interfaith Council and the board of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Educators, now known as Forma.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church welcomes all to weekend services at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, and to adult formation programs such as Friday morning Bible Studies and Wednesday evening Meditations.

Those seeking additional information may call 203-263-3541, visit stpaulswoodbury.org or find the church on Facebook.

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