Children

Christian Care and Formation

Beginning on September 14th, Every Sunday We Offer These Programs During the 10 am Service

Nursery Care:  Professional nursery care providers staff our well-equipped Nursery during the 10 am service. The Nursery  is conveniently located near the worship space, and parents are welcome to bring their young children in and out of worship as desired.

Godly Play: We offer Godly Play, a Montessori based education program,  for children aged 3 to 10.   We gather at 9:45 am in the Parish Hall, and each week hear a different story from the Bible. Children then explore the meaning of that story for their lives through a variety of activities. The program concludes with children joining their families in church for the the celebration of Holy Communion. We welcome new students all the time!

You can learn more about Godly Play by visiting their website.

Formation for Older Students:  Our class for older children, which we are calling “Godly Play Seniors” also meets at 9:45 am upstairs in the Parish House. Students in this class will also have the opportunity to participate as acolytes in Sunday morning worship, and join their families for Holy Communion. We are using the curriculum “Living the Good News

You can learn more about “Living the Good News” by visiting this website: www.livingthegoodnews.com

Children’s Choir: Our Children’s Choir participates in Sunday worship on a regular basis. We meet at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings upstairs in the Parish House, under the direction of Nancy Armstrong. All children six and older are welcome to attend.

Looking Back….

The spiritual lives of children from the church and the neighborhood find unique expression at Christmas as they enact the sacred story of Christ’s birth. The children, many of whom belong to the Godly Play Sunday School Program give St. John’s a wonderful gift with their annual telling of  the nativity story through Christmas carols, unforgettable acting and a simple tableau.