Sunday School classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The youth and children classes meet in the upstairs classrooms in the Administration & Education building (same building as the church office).
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Children in Worship
At St. John’s, we recognize the importance of welcoming children to join the worship experience alongside their families. Thus, we have intentionally created a kid-friendly worship zone called the Prayground. There are several pews located next to the Prayground, so children are within just a few steps of their other family members.
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Acolytes serve in worship by lighting the Christ candle at the beginning of each service. Starting in third grade, students can attend Acolyte Training and learn how to serve in this way.
Another way St. John’s tailors our worship experience and caters to the young people in the service is through a designated Children’s Moment each Sunday. During this time, children gather at the front of the sanctuary with an adult leader and the pastor. The children will hear a brief story or lesson (usually lasting between 2-5 minutes) that connects to the sermon or scripture for that day.
Family Camp – A VBS Alternative for Summer 2023
This summer, we will be hosting an event called “Family Camp”. It will take place July 13-15, which is a Thursday-Saturday. We will meet in the evenings on Thursday & Friday (July 13 & 14) from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and in the morning on Saturday (July 15) from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. This schedule was made in an attempt to work around the business of families raising children. We will gather in the Family Life Center each day for food, games, worship, Bible study, and other activities.
St. John’s is utilizing materials from a curriculum called “Compassion Camp” to inspire this alternative to a typical Vacation Bible School. The theme for Family Camp is “Every Living Thing”. We will discuss what every living thing needs to survive and thrive physically, as well as what humans need to survive and thrive spiritually.
Registration is required for the event, but there is no cost to attend. You can scan & email completed registration forms to Connor or drop off completed registration forms to the church office.
For more information, please contact the Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries, Connor Dean. You can reach her by email at: email@example.com.
Children’s Ministry 2023 Summer Fellowship
All children and families raising children are encouraged to join us for fellowship activities this summer! We will meet every-other Thursday in June & July, starting June 8.
- June 8 • 5-7 p.m. – Family Pool Party
Location: Magnolia Woods Swimming Pool
Food will be potluck style on this night. Students with last names starting with A-H, please bring a savory dish to share. Students with last names starting with I-Z, please bring a sweet dish to share. It is recommended to bring enough food for at least 30 servings of each dish.
- June 22 • 5-7 p.m. – Children’s Ministry Pool Party
- July 6 • 5-7 p.m. – Ice Cream Social
Location: St. John’s Family Life Center
- July 20 • 5-7 p.m. – Children’s Ministry Pool Party
Location: Home of Pam & John Toney