Scoop: December 15, 2016


Children’s Ministry Events and News
Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule
The remaining pageant rehearsals will take place:
Saturday, December 17 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – Everyone except animals arrive to Lowry Room
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. – Cast members get into costumes in Lowry Room
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. – Angels work on Angel Dance, readers run lines
2:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Animals arrive, get into costumes, snack time/break for cast
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Run-through/staging of play in Church


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


Pageant Volunteers Needed: Photos and Video on December 24
We are still seeking amateur photographers and videographers for the Children’s Pageant at 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. If you have a decent camera and would like to capture some photos or video of the pageant to share with us for use on the website and other communications, please contact wwolf@





Sunday School Schedule
There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on Sunday, December 25 or Sunday, January 1.





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 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 six spots left for St. John’s volunteers, contact Father Ackerman today to sign up for this event.  Check the youth page on our website for more information!


EYC Christmas Party
Sunday, December 18, 5:00 p.m., Discovery House
It’s time to relax, trim the tree, and maybe even sing a carol or two!  All youth are invited to the EYC Christmas Party from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in Discovery House.  Bring your Christmas cheer and enjoy the evening! Click here to sign up to bring food or help with party setup. 


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