CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM DETAILS

Children’s Faith Formation at St. John’s supports families in creating a strong foundation of knowledge in the Episcopal faith, helping children connect with God, and practice being good disciples of Jesus Christ within their families and communities.

 

We will support this connection by:

  • Fostering a deeper sense of community at St. John’s

  • Providing opportunities to better understand the Episcopal faith

  • Choosing developmentally-appropriate faith formation activities that help make connections between Sunday lessons and our lives

  • Offering families support in creating a shared understanding of discipleship

  • Sharing our joy in discovery and deepening our faith through play, worship, and lived experience  

 

Registration

Children's Faith Formation is available to children who are age three up to grade 5 as of September. Sessions are held from mid-September to early June. Registration for 2022-2023 is now open!

In 2020 we introduced Sparkhouse, a lectionary-based curriculum which has a multitude of engaging, age-appropriate, and theologically-rich digital resources. 

Preschool through Grade 5 — Starting September 18th families with young children are encouraged to worship together at the 9-AM Service in All Saints' Hall (ASH). After the service, we will offer our beloved Sparkhouse videos and craft activites in the Auditorium adjacent to ASH.

Survivor Program — A revival of the Survivor Program for 4th and 5th Graders are in the works! Please check your CFF newsletters for updated information. 

Godly Play — We will continue to offer this powerful, imaginative method for presenting Scripture stories to children and allowing them to wonder and respond. In Godly Play, we tell Bible stories to children to encourage them to enter into the stories and relate them to their personal experience. This year, the focus will have Godly Play during the service.

 

Supervised Nursery — Currently, Supervised Nursery is not available. If you would like to start a co-op nursery, please contact Katrina Vala.