At St. John's, we're just crazy about kids. We love kids. We believe they
should be seen and heard in church. We take seriously Jesus command,
"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of
heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14).
Children's Minister, Naomi Vogt, leads our staff
and volunteers in a dynamic that engages the whole parish in children's
Children in Worship
Every worship service is planned with children in
mind. Weekly we have a message planned especially for children to Meet Jesus and
Experience Church. Age appropriate worship bags are available for children to pick up
as they enter the church. Booster chairs are a favorite for kids to pick up so
they can see everything better. And when parents need a little extra help we
have a full-staffed nursery with paging services for parents.
Sunday School for children ages 3 through the 6th grade at St. John's meets
every Sunday from 9:25a to 10:30a. Nearly all of our teachers have teaching
degrees and their love for kids just shines. Our children have the opportunity
to sing, learn, and play with their peers as they discover God’s love and grace.
Our fall season begins this Sunday. Volunteers will be in the church narthex to
assist you in getting started. See the
FAQs on Sunday School page for more
information. You can also contact Naomi Vogt at
extension 212 or through our
Children's Sermon This Week
Christ is Risen! The children will take part in
the surprise of Easter and celebrate the good news of the stone rolled away,
Jesus is alive, back from the dead!
Parents: Take It Home
The entire drama of Holy Week and Easter is the
core of our faith. Take time at home to ask your children what they saw and
heard about Jesus in these services. Help them to know the most important story
you'll ever tell you children by retelling it with them.
Youth on Sunday Mornings
Youth in junior and senior high hold discussion
groups with in depth studies in scripture and contemporary issues every Sunday
morning. The youth room is located in the basement, room B-08. The stairways to
the basement are located in the church narthex and adjacent to the church
Confirmation Classes meet weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:15
p.m. - 7:30 p.m. from Late August through April. Contact Naomi Vogt (x. 212 or
contact page) for more