St John’s provides a variety of opportunities for children to learn the Christian faith, Episcopal identity, and to contribute to worship.
GODLY PLAY – Children’s Faith Formation
Godly Play Children from age 3 to grade 6 are invited to join us for Godly Play, our Christian formation curriculum, in our Godly Play room. Godly Play runs concurrent with the school year from September to June during the church service with the children leaving at the Hymn of Praise and returning at the Peace.
Godly Play, based on Maria Montessori’s principles, presents the stories of the Bible in age appropriate fashion for children of a wide age range. It imparts to them not only the stories of their faith but lessons for Christian living, and encourages them to question and wonder creatively.
THE WORSHIP SERVICE
Children of all ages are welcome and encourage in the Sunday service. St. John’s loves to have our children at worship with us and understands that kids will be kids as they wonder and learn about what it means to be in church. At the front of the church near the piano there is a children’s area with quiet activities, all are welcome here.
We also have a nursery for our children under the age of 3. One paid professional and one volunteer staff the nursery each week. In the St. John’s nursery, we are building a foundation for your child's life in the church and their walk with the Lord. It is crucial to give children a great start in the church and the nursery is one of the first steps of this process. We want your child to enjoy coming to the nursery. We strive to do this by offering them a safe, engaging, and fun place to explore and learn about God through play. The nursery is staffed during the education hour begin at 9:00 through the 10 O’clock service. We ask that you get your children at the Peace so they can join their church family for the Eucharist.