Sunday School is offered on Sundays at 9:30AM September through June for children 3 years of age through the 5th grade. During the Sunday School time children attend Chapel; a corporate worship time with singing, games and a kid friendly worship service. They also have the opportunity for a Bible lesson, craft and games during individual classroom time. During the course of the year, Sunday School students participate in special church celebrations by singing during worship, getting involved in outreach programs and engaging in the life of the church through kid friendly events and activities.
A staffed nursery room is offered for children under the age of 3.
Vacation Bible School Program
VBS is a one-week program that is held typically late in July. Each morning the children sing songs, do crafts, play games, eat snacks and spend time learning about Jesus and the Bible in fun ways. The program revolves around a particular theme for the year complete with colorful decorations and theme related songs and activities. The program is for children ages 4 through 6th grade. Teens are welcome to participate through our Teen Leadership Program.
During our last VBS program we gave all the children an image of “Flat Jesus” to take with them wherever they went over the course of the VBS week and beyond. They were encouraged to take pictures of themselves with their Flat Jesus, reinforcing the idea that Jesus is always with them. We posted all those pictures along with a map, marking where VBS kids and St. John’s members and friends went with Flat Jesus all summer long. It was a great connector to the kids who attended VBS and the people at St. John’s!
We have a Confirmation program for middle school youth.