Scoop February 23, 2017


Children’s Ministry Events and News
Parents’ Night Out, This Friday, February 24!
Book a sitter, plan a date night, and start the evening off with your friends from St. John’s! Stop by O Cocina on Henderson Blvd. anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. this Friday, February 24, and stay for as little or as long as you’d like to enjoy conversation and camaraderie with other parents from St. John’s. The rest of the night is up to you! Please RSVP to Whitney Wolf or respond to our evite so we know how many people to expect and can reserve space accordingly. Hope to see you there!



Family Service This Sunday
There are only a couple of Family Services left before we “break” for summer, including this Sunday, February 26. Our last Family Service of the year will be on Easter (April 16). So please come and enjoy this opportunity to worship in the more casual atmosphere of the Parish Hall with all of your energetic little ones!!








VBS 2017: MEGA Sports Camp – Registration Now Open!
A Vacation Bible School unlike any other, MEGA Sports Camp is an award-winning, high-energy, volunteer-friendly outreach that engages kids from pre-school through rising 6th grade 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! 


Log on, sign up, spread the word, get in the game! It’s going to be fantastic!
Click here to sign up.
We also need lots of volunteers so we can include lots of kids. Ask Whitney about the per
ks of volunteering!







Families with Children Invited to our Wednesday Lenten Series
St. John’s will be hosting an evening Lenten series from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in Lent beginning March 8. The topic for this year is Harold Kushner’s book, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” and will be led by the Rev. Everett Walk of Sarasota. For adults, the evening will offer a discussion of spirituality as it pertains to coping with crisis. In an effort to welcome families to this fellowship opportunity, we also created a special Lenten series for children to partake in simultaneously, which will include seasonally relevant discussion topics, games, and activities in the Lowry Room during the adult discussion in the Parish Hall. We hope you will come and enjoy dinner as a family, and then embrace nourishment for souls of all ages in the programs after dinner.








Easter Egg Painting Party Planners Wanted
The Children’s Ministry is looking for volunteers to help plan our Easter Egg Painting Party on Saturday, April 8 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. If you’re interested in joining a team to lead this event, or helping out in any way, please contact Whitney Wolf.





Questions? Want to RSVP for a Children’s Ministry event?
Contact Whitney Wolf.
Youth/EYC News and Events
Youth Confirmation Classes Begin This Sunday, February 26
All youth who are at least twelve years of age, or who have entered the seventh grade, are invited to pursue confirmation at St. John’s.  The first Confirmation Class will be held in the Discovery House immediately following the 9:15 a.m. service on February 26. Parents should attend this first class, as we will discuss the overall theology of confirmation as well as distribute the class schedule and requirements for the course.  Confirmation by Bishop Smith will occur during the 9:15 a.m. service on May 7 during his annual visit to the parish.




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