- both Sunday Services at 8 am and 10.15 am we welcome children
- we also offer a cozy nearby nursery room for young children and their parents
- at the 10.15 Service we have Sunday School for ages 2 ½ - 13
- Baptism Preparation for people of all ages
- Special events for children and families
- Regional and Diocesan youth events
At St John’s, Christian education for children and youth is directed by a committee of Clergy, parents/grandparents, Sunday school teachers and other parishioners. Together, they support the Church’s ministry with children.
Every week, children and youth of all ages are welcome to participate fully in our Sunday services. We even have our own special seats with books and toys at the back. There is also a nursery available for those looking after young children. On Sundays, we gather to pray, sing, listen to readings from the Bible, reflect on our faith through sermons, celebrate and receive communion together at Christ's table and then we are sent out to bring the good news of love, service and community into God's world.
During the first half of the 10:15am service on Sundays, children can choose to attend Sunday school classes.
The youngest children (aged 2 1/2 - 6) attend 'Godly Play'. Godly Play is a Montessori-type classroom that involves prayer, storytelling, art, and liturgy which serve as an introduction into the life of faith and the rhythm of worship.
School-aged children (Gr. 1-3 and Gr. 4-8) follow the 'Seasons of the Spirit' curriculum. This is a fun and fast-paced classroom with lots of crafts, stories, and music.
Classes are taught by dedicated volunteers.
Registration information is available each year in September for people who would like to register their children, but children are always welcome at any time of the year.
People of all ages who want to follow Christ and celebrate their membership in the Church are invited to receive the sacrament of baptism. Parents of infants are also invited to make this promise on behalf of their children.
From dinners to workshops to services, there are many different activities for families at St John's. Some past events include:
- Advent wreath-making
- Christmas Eve Children's service