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Children and Family Ministry believes that parents are the best faith teachers their children will ever have! St. John's is dedicated to partnering with and equipping parents and caregivers to inspire children to know God’s love and grace. We aim to teach, model, and share Jesus Christ with all children and their families through worship, study, prayer, and service. We are better when we do life together! 

 
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Safety

All our volunteers receive a background check and must complete our Safeguarding God's Children volunteer class. This class equips leaders and assistants in best practices for interacting with and ministering to your children. We want to provide your children with a safe, caring environment at all times.

 

 

Nursery

A staffed nursery is available during all four weekend worship services for children ages four and younger. The Nursery is also available during the Wednesday evening ministries and Thursday Choir rehearsals, as well as other special ministry events. The Nursery is located near the Parish Life Center Lobby across from the restrooms.

 
 
 

Announcements

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM & COOKIE RECEPTION

Sunday, December 16 in the Parish Life Center

Our kids are going to shout the Good News on December 16 during our 10:30 AM worship in the Parish Life Center. Join us afterward for cookies and hot cocoa in the Lobby and say hello to our young actors!

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL ON BREAK

During the Christmas season, we take a break while our teachers and families are celebrating and traveling.

Join us for Sunday School when we start back up on Sunday, January 6!


 

School Year Programs

 
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Children’s Sunday School

Sunday School for Preschool-4th grade meets in our Parish Life Center at the north end of the church. Parents and caregivers can check-in at our Welcome Table at 9:15 a.m. and pick up downstairs in our Sunday School classrooms at 10:15 a.m.

Check out sample Sunday School lessons here: PreK-K1st-2nd grade ; 3rd-4th grade

preteen sunday school

5th and 6th graders will meet downstairs in Classroom E (our NEW preteen room!) at 9:15 a.m. Preteen Sunday School includes games, video and discussion, and small group time. Friends are always invited!

Preteens will gather for a monthly social event at the church or off-site, so check the Upcoming Preteen Events section below for event details!

 
 

 

Upcoming Family Events

 
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preschool christmas worship

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 3:00 P.M.

Preschool-aged children and their families are invited to join us for a simple and fun worship celebration of God fulfilling his promise through Jesus’ birth. We will read a story and sing a few traditional Christmas songs together before singing Happy Birthday to Jesus and celebrating with cupcakes! Nursery care is available during this service for children up to 4 years old.

 
 

Upcoming Preteen Events

 

PRETEEN EVENTS ARE FOR 5TH-6TH GRADE STUDENTS

sky zone

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7:00-8:00 P.M.

We are heading to sky zone for an hour of jumping, and it will only cost $5 per person! Sign up ahead of time with Sam Neahring Good to reserve a ticket (sneahring@stjohns-springfield.org).

nerf wars

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Join us in the lower level of the church for some fun challenges and to face-off with your friends!

 
 
 

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Sam Neahring good

Director of Children and Family Ministry

Phone: 217.793.3933 Ext. 206

Email: sneahring@stjohns-springfield.org

 
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