Our Sunday School and Youth

St. John's is a center of continual Christian formation. We frequently gather in groups to understand better how our relationship with God through Jesus Christ impacts how we engage the changing issues of everyday life. With attention to spirituality and social justice, we grow and deepen our faith by seeking out the wisdom of different authors and speakers. Our teenagers and younger children are deeply valued and nurtured. We offer them opportunities to learn and grow in the Christian faith with their peers, and by joining in fellowships, service, worship, and study with members of St. John's of all ages. 

The purpose of our children's Chrisitan Education program and Youth Group activities is to help our youth develop a closer and more personal relationship with God and to know of Christ's enduring love for them. Like all other ministries, Christian education encompasses all five functions of the church: worship, evangelism, fellowship, discipleship, and ministry. We welcome and include all of our children ages three through eighteen who would like to participate!

 

Sunday School classes are typically held three Sundays per month with the fourth being a group Sunday. Teaching teams instruct the four different age levels about once monthly using an easy to follow a curriculum that goes along the liturgy heard during the service attended just prior to each class. The average time commitment is about two to three hours per month.

 

Please contact Becky Honan at education@stjohnsessex.org or call 860-767-8095 if you have questions about anything related to children's Christian education!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON SUNDAY MORNINGS...

CHILDCARE

We provide childcare in our Nursery School for young children (birth to 3 years old) from 9 AM and 10:45 AM service. Paula and Claire are our nursery school caregivers most Sundays. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School is offered every Sunday except during Blessing of the Animals, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, and the Sunday between Christmas and New Year, and no classes during the summer. 

YOUTH ACOLYTES

Our youth acolytes assist with and enhance the services as they simultaneously learn more about the Episcopal liturgy. Acolytes serve about once a month and are trained on the job.

 

If your son or daughter would like to learn more about this position, please visit here or email Richard Lammlin: rflam45@gmail.com.

FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL OR YOUTH REGISTRATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR REGISTRATION PAGE.

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