Children's Ministries
lambs children's ministry

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Mission Statement

As a Lutheran congregation, we are committed to guiding children, from a biblical perspective, to learn, believe, and share God’s Word and the love of Christ.

 

Our Vision for Children:

Our hope for all children and their parents / guardians is that they will find St. John to be a safe, meaningful and inspiring place for learning the stories of the Bible and songs that celebrate the God of the Universe who speaks to us through it. Ultimately, we hope that children will not only be readers of the Word but doers of it as well.

 

We seek to nurture children and their love of God:

  • through weekly gatherings (especially Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) and through special events such as Milestone celebrations, Bible camp, etc. We hope to lay a foundation of inquisitive and joy filled faith learning.
  • by encouraging and creating a foundation for meaningful dialogue and practices. These opportunities are especially important between children and their parents, because that is where faith will be developed the most, within a child’s home.
  • by providing support and resources for parents and guardians to: help them better communicate with their child regarding spiritual matters, encourage the reading of the Bible together, and teach them to pray and bless one another. In doing this, parents/guardians fulfill the Deuteronomy 6 passage that speaks of how faith is passed on from generation to generation.

 

Our lamBs3 need Shepherds!

Servant-Leaders who
Help,
Encourage,
Pray,
Heal,
Equip
Remind,
Drive and
Share

If you are one of these people…please join us in our mission! We can always use volunteers to help our youth program!

FAQs:

What time is Sunday School and where is it located?

 

Sunday School at St. John is called

Blast!

 

Kids, are you ready to have a BLAST on Sundays?! Starting August 19th, 2018 we will be meeting in the Family Life Center instead of Luther Hall (9–10:30am). In our Bible Learning And Sharing Time (formerly known as Sunday School) you can have breakfast with your parents; engage in fun activities; join in song and dance; hear and experience the Bible story for the day, meet in small groups to discuss how the Bible story can be related to our lives, as well as do an art activity, pray together and who knows what else?! What do you say? Join us.. it will be a BLAST!

 

Sunday School Schedule:
8:45 am – 11:00 am Food & Fellowship in the Family Life Center
9:30 am Children’s BLAST begins! (Bible Learning and Sharing Time)

Please note:  Parents must sign children IN and OUT.  Children will not be released without a parent/guardian (18 years or older)

Is there time for us to be together with our children?

Food and FellowshipFOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
8:45am -11am

Join us in the Family Life Center for a light breakfast and great fellowship!

We are currently looking or volunteers to help with our Food and Fellowship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

If you are interested in volunteering to host / help with Sunday Breakfasts and/or Wednesday Dinners, please sign up to host a meal or participate in a team to host a meal: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aada728a0f94-sunday. This includes preparation, serving, and clean up. Thank you in advance for your time and service.

Please contact Amy Townsend for questions and/or assistance: amyrtownsend@gmail.com

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Is there nursery available for young children during the worship service?

Yes. The nursery is open for children ages 3 and under during all worship services (8:00am, 9:30am and 10:45am). It is located between the Sanctuary and the Family Life Center.

 

When you arrive, please visit the Information Desk if you have any further questions or need assistance. For more information, contact Leslie Dominguez at leslie@stjohnlutheran.com

Sundays in October

Within our NEW blast! (Bible learning and sharing time) format, pre-school – 5th graders will be focusing on the same stories that the Pastors will be sharing their sermons on. Everyone will be on the “same page” as we study the Scriptures together!

OCTOBER 7: The Story: Ten Commandments

OCTOBER 14: The Story: Wilderness Wandering

OCTOBER 21: The Story: Joshua

OCTOBER 28: The Story: Judges

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS – FOR ALL AGES

Would you like to be a part of a SACRED EXPERIMENT?

Plan now to be a part of our Cross-Generational Gatherings on Wednesday Nights, September 12th through November 14th. We are intentionally seeking to mix the ages as together we share in a meal, fellowship, learning, worship and service. Prayerfully consider being a part of this exciting Journey in Faith! Watch for more information to come!

Parents Night Out

Parent’s Night Out

Friday, October 19th, 2018
6pm – 10pm

$10/child $30 max/family. Dinner included! Nursery through Age 12

CONTACT: tiffanyjureczki@hotmail.com