St. John’s Children’s Ministry consists of many lively, spirit-filled activities and classes for children from three years of age through 5th grade. Contact Father Chase Ackerman with questions.

Click HERE to view photos from recent events!

Click HERE to view photos from Vacation Bible School: Mega Sports Camp (June 19 – 23)

Sunday School for Children

Sunday School for children from 3 years old through 5th grade takes place during the 9:15 a.m. service in the Parish Hall. Children enter the church later in the service. During Sunday School, children receive a Bible lesson, do crafts, eat a snack, and do other activities that strengthen their faith and teach them about their Christian heritage.

If you would like to enroll your child in Sunday School, please download and fill out our Sunday School Registration Form and return to the parish office.

If your child is already enrolled in Sunday School but your contact information or family details have changed since last year, please click here to download our Current Family Update Form to complete and return to the Parish Office at your convenience so that we can stay in touch!

Services for Families

Our monthly services for families with small children take place on the last Sunday of each month, August through March (no service in December), at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The monthly Family Service is a casual and kid-friendly alternative to the formal service in the church, allowing us to introduce our youngest children to Episcopal lessons and traditions in a more relaxed environment. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

If your child is interested in reading for an upcoming Family Service, please contact our Family Service Coordinator, Kari Power to be added to our Reader Roster!

Mom’s Mornings at St. John’s

Let this group be your haven from the daily chaos of motherhood. With the devotional Bible study, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhoodas our guide, you will learn how to nourish your own heart, mind, and soul with the wisdom you need to become the mother you long to be, while garnering strength and support from your peers in a comfortable and judgement-free environment. Come for as little or as long as you’d like. Little ones are welcome. If you have any questions or wish to join our next gathering, please email the parish office for information about the next meeting.

Vacation Bible School: June 19 – 23, 2017

MEGA Sports Camp is an award-winning, high-energy, volunteer-friendly outreach that engages kids from Pre-School through 6th Grade (Fall 2017) in physical activity while furthering their connection with God. Each day, kids will have the chance to play a fun sport like Soccer, Basketball or Cheerleading, while simultaneously learning biblical principles and discovering the five important things they can do to become winners as they learn to Conquer the Day! We had a wonderful week. Please click here to see the pictures!

 

Fellowship Events and Parties

Parties and other events help children and families get to know their parish family better and grow in their faith! Scroll down for a look at key events in 2017, or you can download the full calendar of Children’s and Youth Ministry events by clicking here.

Friday, February 24 Parents Night Out

6:30PM – 8:00PM, O’Cocina

Saturday, April 8 Easter Egg Decorating Party

3:00PM – 5:00PM, Parish Hall

Sunday, April 16 Easter Day

Easter Egg Hunt Outside, Following 9:15AM Parish Hall Service

Sunday, April 23 Parish Picnic

Following 10AM Combined Service

June 19 – 23 Vacation Bible School – MEGA SPORTS CAMP
Sunday, August 13 Backpack Blessing during 9:15AM Service in Church
Sunday, September 10 Sunday School Kick-Off

9:15 AM Check-In, Parish Hall

10:30 AM Registration & Festivities, Parish Hall

Friday, September 22 Family Game Night, Dinner Provided

6:00PM – 7:30PM, Parish Hall

Sunday, October 1 Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups Begin

(During Sunday School Check-In)

Wednesday, October 4 Feast of St. Francis – Pet Blessing

3:15PM, Courtyard

Sunday, October 22 Pumpkin Painting Party

4:00PM – 6:00PM, Parish Hall

Sunday, October 29 Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups Conclude
Sunday, November 5 Christmas Pageant Kick-Off Brunch

Following 9:15AM Service, Courtyard

(Roles Announced, Scripts & Schedules Distributed)

Sunday, December 3 Advent Wreath Making

Following 8:00AM & 9:15AM Services, Courtyard

w/o December 11 Cornerstone Christmas Party

Date and Time TBA

Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve

Children’s Pageant During 4PM Service

Click here to view photos from recent events!