Scoop: December 1, 2016


Children’s Ministry Events and News
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday, December 4 – 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

If your child still needs to try on a costume for the pageant, please bring them to Discovery House immediately following the 9:15 a.m. service and prior to the 11:00 a.m. rehearsal on December 4.
Saturday, December 17 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 22 – 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
For a more detailed schedule or if you would like to help out, please contact Stephanie Andrews at or Cristy Braun at


Join Us for Our Next Mom’s Morning
Thursday, December 15, 8:45 a.m., Discovery House


Take a short break from the chaos of this holiday season and join us for spirited conversation and heartfelt support.


We will meet at the Discovery House at 8:45 a.m. to continue on our journey with the devotional entitled Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood as our guide. Together, we will work on nourishing our own hearts, minds, and souls with the wisdom we need to become the mothers we long to be, while garnering strength and support from our peers in a comfortable and judgement-free environment.


Come for as little or as long as you’d like.  Little ones are welcome. Coffee will be provided. If you have any questions or want to join us, please email Whitney Wolf at  wwolf@





Seeking Young Readers for Monthly Family Services
We are looking for enthusiastic young readers to participate in our monthly Family Services. If your child is interested in doing a reading or leading the Prayers of the People, please contact Whitney Wolf and we’ll put you on the roster!




Children’s Ministry Dates and Webpage
Please note, the 2017-2018 Calendar of Events and Key Dates for the Children’s and Youth Ministries will be available in January. These dates will also be covered in the Scoop.
And don’t miss our fully updated webpage for Children’s Ministries!
Click here to see pictures, get event dates, and keep up with all our activities!





Questions? Want to RSVP for a Children’s Ministry event?
Contact Whitney Wolf.
Youth/EYC Events
EYC at Lessons and Carols
December 4, 5:00 p.m., Church
The Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols is one of the most beautiful and traditional Anglican services we have, and we do it right at St. John’s!  We will not have our regular meetings on December 4 so that we can all attend this service with our families.  The Lessons and Carols service will take place in the church from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.


EYC Volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay
Saturday, December 17, 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Feeding Tampa Bay
Christmas is a very joyous time of year, but it can also be very difficult for those in our community who are in need.  St. John’s EYC will volunteer at Feeding Tampa Bay’s major distribution event on Saturday, December 17
from 7:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m. There are only eight spots available for St. John’s volunteers, contact Father Ackerman as soon as possible to sign up for the event.  Check the youth page on our website for updated information!


Youth Webpage Launched!
Visit our recently launched youth webpage
by clicking here, and get all the information about our activities, special events, camps, and more! EYC dates for 2017 – 2018 will be available in January, and will be available on the webpage and in the


Contact Fr. Chase Ackerman with questions about youth events or if you would like to help out.