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Kiona Lookingbill, M.Div. PBCC.

Chaplain Associate for Children & Family Ministries


Dear Families & Friends of CFF,

Happy Epiphany!

Every year, soon after New Year's Day, we celebrate Epiphany--a time to remember the many ways Christ Jesus was revealed to us as the Son of God. The Star of Bethlehem was one way the wisemen of the East knew Jesus was that person. God the Father and the Holy Spirit at Jesus' baptism also said volumes about Our Lord. John the Baptist was sent ahead of Jesus to let the world know He was coming. These are some amazing events in our history! Let us wonder about this together.

We are so happy you have visited this website to learn more about our Children's Faith Formation programs.

Please join our parish to participate in the many wonderful activities around this special season. 

If you are new to St. John's, we welcome you and invite you to register with us (See red button above) so that you may receive our weekly newsletters that has further information on said events. 

It is our privilege and pleasure to serve you and your family. Please know that the clergy team, Chaplain Kiona included, is available for prayer and pastoral support for any concerns you may have.

We look forward to seeing you!


The Children’ Faith Formation Commission & Chaplain Kiona Lookingbill


Dear Lord,

There is still war in the Ukraine and divisions in many parts of this world.

Come, Lord Jesus, and bring healing!

Protect the children.

Lead the world towards justice and peace.

In Jesus’ name we pray,



During our CFF activity time after the ASH service, we play SparkHouse videos that speak to the children and are connected to the lectionary. We invite you to join us; let us watch and wonder together! 


The Children's Faith Formation at St. John's relies on the participation of volunteers. Please view the video below and consider volunteering either in person or on Zoom as your schedule allows. You do not need to have a child in the program to volunteer; all parishioners are welcome. Contact Chaplain Kiona Lookingbill at with questions or to volunteer. 


The Episcopal Church requires that all individuals who volunteer with children in person complete SafeChurch Training. 

See Required Workshops/Episcopal Maryland. To enroll online, visit and carefully follow the directions to register and complete the online form as directed. Enter the appropriate registration code for St. John's (reg-episcopalmaryland-891-johnellicottcity).

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