We are worshiping together, in new ways!
As we slowly begin to gather in person again, we are offering a variety of opportunities. Please read our plans for summer here. To watch our most recent virtual service go here. To sign up for St. John’s weekly eNewsletter, scroll to the bottom of this page. To find out more about current children and youth activities, please email Heather Miller.

St. John’s is a part of the Beloved Community of God’s people across time and space. Our mission statement captures our primary values: We celebrate the gift of Christian community and welcome all, without distinction, to share the joy and pain of life’s passages. We commit ourselves to personal and spiritual maturity, both traditional and innovative worship, the healthy nurturing of children, and reaching out, beyond the Church, seeking Christ in all persons. We are a community exploring Jesus’ Way of Love, which centers on spiritual practice, going deeper in our faith, and expressing that faith in love of our neighbors. Children & youth are a vibrant and essential part of our community and ministry. In our welcoming and socially conscious environment, we help children and youth to fulfill our baptismal covenant, which includes seeking and serving Christ in all persons and striving for justice and peace among all people.

Ministry Goals

We encourage lifestyles involving practice, falling down, getting up and deepening in experience of Gods healing, liberating, justice-making love. As children and teens participate from birth through high school, our hoped for outcomes—aligned with church values—for what they know, do and be include:

  • KNOW | Children and teens learn who our loving God is through scripture stories, Episcopal tradition, and experiences within community.
  • DO | Children and teens engage in opportunities to integrate their faith through action and understand how Jesus’ Way of Love impacts daily life.
  • BE | Children and youth welcome all people as created in God’s image and begin to live into who they are created to be through meaningful relationships with peers, adults, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and the earth.

Faith Milestones

  • Birth | Baptism
  • Age 3 |  Entering Sunday School
  • Grade 5/6 |  Entering Youth Group + Becoming Acolyte
  • Grades 7/8 |  Pilgrimage Preparation + Trip
  • Grade 10/11 |  Confirmation
  • Grade 11/12 |  Centennial Fund

Children’s Chapel

We offer a children’s chapel service for little ones. The age range is about 4 through 10, but some younger and older kids are able to participate well. Children’s Chapel includes singing and praying. We are always happy to have parents accompany children to this service. Currently these services are happening when we meet in person. Click here to see what we are doing this summer.

Weekly on Sundays

September – May

We hope to return to the following in-person schedule in the Fall of 2021. Please check back for updates in August!

  • Sunday School meets most Sunday mornings during the school year from 10:10 until 10:50 am.  Sunday school is provided for children ages 3 (by September 1) up through Senior High.

Annual Events

September – May

We hope to return to the following in-person schedule in the Fall of 2021. Please check back for updates in August!

  • All Saints Intergenerational Event
  • Advent Intergenerational Event
  • Children’s Christmas Pageant
  • Epiphany Intergenerational Event
  • Lent Intergenerational Event
  • Easter Walking After Jesus service

Children’s Choirs

See the music page for information.

St. John’s Children & Youth
St. John’s Children & Youth
Children & Youth Ministry

We realize that raising children is a communal affair and take seriously our role as stewards of the next generation. We do this by teaching them the basics of faith, exposing them to diverse and stimulating ideas, giving them opportunities to serve, keeping them safe, but most of all, by nurturing their God-given gifts and interests.
For more information please contact Heather Miller

2020-2021 FORMS (click to view):
Registration Form
COVID-19 and Safe Church protocols

Children and Youth Events
August 8, 2021
  • Pilgrims Service Project/Silent Auction Work

    August 8, 2021
    Parish Hall/Kitchen

    Project TBD

    See more details

August 12, 2021
  • Family Picnic

    August 12, 2021  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Linden Hills Park

    More info to come.

    See more details

August 15, 2021
  • Pilgrims Meeting

    August 15, 2021  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Parish Hall

    To discuss dates and plans for the Ireland Trip.

    See more details

August 21, 2021
  • Youth Group BBQ/Pool Party

    August 21, 2021  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    YouthGroup BBQ and Pool Party at Rev. Lisa’s house from 1 – 4pm,
    rain date is8/22 from 1 – 4pm.

    See more details

September 12, 2021
  • Children's Chapel

    September 12, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Parish Hall

    See more details