We are worshiping together, in new ways!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all St. John’s activities are taking place online. For everyone’s safety, there are no in-person activities at church at this time. 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

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.

Youth Group

Primarily September – May

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

  • Meets twice a month. Meeting times vary depending on the activities planned.

Pilgrimage Group

Primarily September – May

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

  • The Youth Pilgrimage is the culmination of two years of preparation and fundraising. The pilgrimage trip is an opportunity for spiritual reflection, growth and the chance to live in community.  It is open to youth who have completed 9th grade or older the year that it takes place. Costs depend on fundraising, but there is always scholarship money available for those who need it.

Confirmation Group

September – May

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

  • Offered every other year. Open to those turning 16 by the end of May 2022, the confirmation class meets once a month on Sundays.

Centennial Fund Group

September – May

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

  • In addition to our main arm of the Centennial Fund, there is a youth-led grantmaking track. St. John’s high-school youth identify, investigate and prioritize potential nonprofits that address areas such as:
    economic justice, climate change, mental health, immigration and discrimination, that they would recommend for grants.

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
October 29, 2021
  • Youth Group

    October 29, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Parish Hall

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October 31, 2021
  • Children's Chapel

    October 31, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Parish Hall

    During the 9am service (not the whole hour)

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November 6, 2021
  • Confirmation Retreat

    November 6, 2021  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Church wide details TBD

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November 7, 2021
  • Children's Chapel

    November 7, 2021  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Parish Hall

    During the 9am service (not the whole hour)

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  • Sunday School

    November 7, 2021  10:10 am - 11:05 am
    Lower level classrooms

    Sunday School & Godly Play meets most Sunday mornings during the school year. Sunday school is provided for children ages 3 (by September 1) up through Senior High.

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