SPLASH reminds you that your child was “splashed” with love of God in baptism. As your child grows in faith at St. John’s, we want to make sure that you know about all the options available for your family in our children’s ministry. The majority of our offerings occur on Sunday mornings. Here are the details on what is happening for our children from infants to toddlers!
SPLASH! Newsletter: SPLASH! is a mailed monthly parenting resource and annual music CD designed to help your infant and toddler’s faith journey. SPLASH! is shared for the first three years of your child’s life.
SPLASH Party: All of the SPLASH families get together annually in February for fellowship, games, songs, refreshment, and play as we remember God’s love for each child of God.
We are so thankful to begin walking in faith with your little ones here at St. John’s! Below are some additional offerings we want to make sure that you know about for your family in our children’s ministry.
Baptism is a beautiful sacrament of our church, an expression of God’s love and the claim He places on our lives through water and Word. If you are preparing for the birth of a child, have a child who has not yet been baptized, or if you would like to be baptized as an adult, please read our Baptism Guide here. Please contact Pastor Rhodes Woolly if you have additional questions or would like to schedule a baptism at St. John’s.
- Worship Bags & Nursery: At the 11am service, worship bags are available for young worshippers. They are filled with activities for children to keep them engaged while in the pew. Additionally, the nursery is always available for young children. From 8:30 to 10:45am the nursery is located in the bottom floor of the new building. From 10:45 to 11:00am the nursery is located in the ground floor of the sanctuary building.
- Children’s Worship: Children’s Worship happens twice each Sunday morning. The first occasion is from 9:45am – 10:00am during the 9:27am Worship Service, and again during the sermon at the 11:00am Worship Service. This is a time for our children to hear and unpack the Bible story for the day in a more interactive way. At the end of Children’s Worship we give each child a sheet to take home that has a lot of great ideas for how this story can be talked about and experienced in the home. During the 9:27am worship service this Children’s Worship time takes place downstairs in the Ark (formerly the Center). During the 11:00am worship service this Children’s Worship time takes place behind Sanctuary area in the youth choir room.
We know that your children learn through so many different ways. Make sure to check out our library – near the elevator in Peeler Hall – that has a variety of storybooks and DVDs to help you explore the story of God.