We love children at St. John’s! In fact, St. John’s is a “Cherish Our Children” congregation. Because we love kids we offer a variety of educational and service opportunities for all ages.
At Worship – All children are welcome to come forward for a children’s message each Sunday during worship.
Our nursery is a wonderful, safe, and caring place for younger children who are more comfortable in a room full of toys than in the worship service. The nursery is available each Sunday morning during both worship services.
Faith Formation Class - for children age 3 through 4th grade (traditionally known as Sunday School)
Breakfast Club – for 5th and 6th graders (on non-communion Sunday’s)
Confirmation – for 7th, 8th and 9th graders
Elementary Xpress – for Kindergarten through 6th graders
St. John’s Youth Group – groups for middle schoolers and high schoolers– meeting each Sunday after worship, and Wednesday evenings, as well as special events throughout the year!
Christmas Program – All children 3 years old through 4th grade
Vacation Bible School – Kingdom Rock, June 10-13, 2013, 9:00 am – noon. All children 3 years old through 4th grade welcome!
Parents Night Out -Safe and fun childcare is provided at church for parents who need an evening to themselves. We ask that you do sign up for these events as it helps us to plan for adequate staffing for the night. Next Parent Night Out: May 18, 2013. Contact Cathie Samuelson email@example.com
Parent/Child ‘Grow in Faith Events’
Grow in Faith Events 2012-13
In Baptism, we make a promise to provide instruction in the Christian faith for our children. Here at St. John’s, we want to help celebrate this journey of faith development with special family learning events. These events are educational, experiential, spiritual and fun for parents and children to attend together and will either happen on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The events are designed to be introductions to faith concepts that you as parents can take home and continue to share and discuss with your children. There is one event for each grade level per year.
|Preschool||Welcome to Sunday School Celebration||What is Faith Formation All about?||Children’s Bible||Saturday, September 15, 2012|
|PreK (4 yr olds) & Kindergarten||Baptism Celebration||I’m a child of God||Shell Crafts||Sunday, January 20, 2013|
|1st Grade||Celebration of the Lord’s Prayer||Trusting God for all we need||Lord’s Prayer Pillow||Sunday, February 24, 2013|
|2nd Grade||Celebration of the 10 Commandments||Applying God’s Rules to our lives||Votive Candle Holders w/ 10 commandments||Sunday, March 10, 2013|
|3rd Grade||Bible Celebration||Learning Why and How to Read the Bible||Bibles||Saturday September 22 & September 23, 2012|
|4th Grade||Celebration of The Apostle’s Creed||Expressing our Beliefs in God||Trinity Twister||Sunday, April 7, 2013|
|5th Grade||Communion Celebration||Learning why and how we celebrate the Lord’s Supper||Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7, 2012 (First Communion)|
|6th Grade||Serving Others||Discovering things that make faith great||Servant Towels||Sunday, May 5, 2013|
Faith Milestone Celebrations:
- Preschool – Welcome to Sunday School
- 3rd Grade – Presentation of Bibles
- 5th Grade – First Communion
- 9th Grade – Affirmation of Baptism