Children@ SJE

Children are a vital part of our worshiping community at St. John’s.

Our goal is to ensure that each child is supported and encouraged to develop the gifts that they have been given by God. We hope that each child will know much they are loved by God and what an incredible gift they are to the Body of Christ.

Children's Ministry staff and volunteers are trained in diocesan safety policies.

All of our volunteers are screened and have completed criminal and vulnerable sector record checks. The protection and safety of our children is our priority at St. Johns.

This year in Children's Ministry:

 

  • Our Curriculum is Scripture Union (Red), for ages 4-11 years old.

  • Children are invited to come downstairs for Children's Ministry (which is held in the Lesser Hall) just after the first reading. Whoever is leading the worship service will let you know when to leave; just follow the group to find out where to go.

  • We begin our session by gathering as a group, getting to know each other better.

  • After presenting a theme or Bible passage, we split into two groups (based on age) to reflect further or work on a craft.

  • We finish by coming together as a large group for prayer.

  • Children return to worship during the peace or offertory song.

If you have questions about anything to do with children's ministry or what we are doing to support families, please contact our Children and Families' Minister, Maryann: maryann@sjechurch.ca