Children & Youth

St. John's is a parish that joyfully welcomes children in all aspects of our common life.  You will find children present in our daily activities, in Sunday morning worship, and at our special events and activities.  All children are welcome to attend Sunday services.  All activities follow the Episcopal Church’s SafeChurch practices.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is committed to the following:

  • Nurturing young people in the Christian way and life, through learning and fellowship in a loving environment.
  • Preparing children and youth as they grow toward making a mature profession of faith in Confirmation, taking on the Baptismal Covenant for themselves.

Please contact the Rector if you would like to learn more about baptism or confirmation.

Children’s Chapel for elementary school age children : Offered during the 10:15 Sunday service, the children gather in St Mary's Chapel and learn about the Gospel lesson for the day through prayer, discussion, and activities.  The children begin with their families in the Nave, come together at the front of the church prior to the opening hymn, and are led out of the Nave to a classroom. The children return in time to join their families for the Eucharistic Prayer and communion.

St. John’s Youth Group for middle and high school ages: Meets the 2nd Sunday of each month after the 10:15 service.

Nursery for our youngest members and guests: The nursery is staffed by adult and teen parishioners during the 10:15am service. Children return to the Nave at the Peace, in time to join their families for the Eucharistic Prayer and communion.

St. John’s also offers opportunities for children and youth to participate in worship through music, and serving as acolytes, lectors and ushers. Please look for bulletin announcements or contact the church office for more information. We look forward to welcoming new participants!