We aim to help youth embody love—to seek and serve Christ in all life, and to strive for justice and peace everywhere.
Growing in love and compassion, serving Christ in all life.
Following Jesus’ Way is a grounded in the experience of God’s healing, liberating, justice-making love for all life. We seek to express this love in “embodied” ways—in the real lives of people and the earth, particularly those historically marginalized such as LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people. Our young people learn to:
KNOW: Learn who God is through scripture, Episcopal tradition, and experiences within community.
BE: Experience ourselves and all life as sacred, made in the image of God.
DO: Engage in opportunities to express faith in action, exploring how Jesus’ Way of Love impacts daily life.
Heather Miller, Minister of Children, Youth & Families
“St. John’s is committed to supporting our youth through a variety of programs that help them to grow in their faith through community, travel, service, worship and education. All are always welcome!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to register my child before coming on Sunday?
ALL are welcome and registration is not required to join!
Do you have safety policies in place?
All adults who work with children are given a background check and must complete ECMN’s Safe Church Training. Please contact Heather, the Children, Youth and Family Minister with any special needs or accommodations for your child to feel safe and be successful.
Youth are also asked to complete a registration form when they join us, as we often leave the building for walks, field trips and service projects.
Can my child take communion?
Yes! Everyone, including children, are welcome at the Communion Table.
Are there more ways for my child to get involved?
Yes! There are many ways youth can get involved in St John’s. Some opportunities include: Sunday School assistants, Sunday morning Acolytes, Sunday morning readers, choir members and St. Nicholas Food Shelf volunteers, just to name a few! Please contact Heather for more information!