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

  • Sunday School meets most Sunday mornings during the school year from 10:00 until 10:50 am.  Sunday school is provided for children ages 3 (by September 1) up through Senior High.

Youth Group

Primarily September – May

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

Pilgrimage Group

Primarily September – May

  • 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

  • Offered every other year. Open to those turning 16 by the end of May of the confirmation year.

Centennial Fund Group

September – May

  • 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.

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

Children and Youth Events
November 27, 2022
December 4, 2022
  • Sunday School & Godly Play

    December 4, 2022  10:10 am - 10:50 am

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  • Youth Group (5-8 grade)

    December 4, 2022  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Parish Hall, Kitchen, and Library

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  • Centennial Fund Group

    December 4, 2022  7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

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December 11, 2022
  • Sunday School & Godly Play

    December 11, 2022  10:10 am - 10:50 am

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