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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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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.




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.




During the month of January, join our families in collecting food for Grace Food Pantry! Let the kids choose some non-perishable items to donate next time you head to the grocery store. The holidays are over, but many local families still need basic food items to keep their pantries stocked during the week.



During the month of February, please dig through your closets! If you have any clothes that no longer fit your kids, or any clothes they just never wear, we can put them good use by donating them to local schools. Students are in need of clean clothes and shoes of all sizes and for all seasons. We will accept underwear and socks in new packaging only.



School Year Programs


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


lego races


Are you ready for another round of Lego races?! Build your fastest car out of Lego or Duplo blocks, invite some friends, and come race! We will eat pizza, share in a devotion, and then start the races. Meet in the gym to check in and grab some lunch. This year’s races will be for kids in preschool through 4th grade, and we will race on two tracks for Preschool-Kindergarten and 1st-4th grade age brackets.


Upcoming Preteen Events



lego night

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 6:30-8:00 P.M.

Ready to bust out the Lego blocks and face-off with your friends?! Join us for some crazy Lego games, experiments, and races. Friends are always welcome! Sign up with Sam Neahring Good at


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Sam Neahring good

Director of Children and Family Ministry

Phone: 217.793.3933 Ext. 206


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