The Children of St. John’s Church
Every Sunday, children discover Christ through play, the Bible, Creeds & Prayers, creative response, and music. Our class and nursery follow the traditional church calendar to encourage family immersion in the story of our faith.
Infants and Toddlers (newborn – age 4)
8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Sundays, Cranmer Hall, 1st Fl, Front Room
We offer nursery care on the first floor of Cranmer Hall from 10:45 a.m. until the end of the 11 a.m. service.
For parents attending the 10 a.m. Christian Education hour, children will participate in supervised fellowship and play in the classroom on the second floor of Cranmer Hall.
Please sign your child in upon drop-off. Your little ones are in good hands with our qualified nursery staff. For peace of mind, we will use your cell phone number to notify you as needed.
Children’s Sunday School Class
Children’s Sunday School (K-3rd grade) with Margaret Wylly & Kathy Ross
10-10:45 a.m., Sundays, Cranmer Hall, 2nd Fl, Children’s Chapel
Every Sunday at 10 a.m. children discover Christ through play, the Bible, traditional Creeds & Prayers, creative response, and music. Our class follows the traditional Episcopal calendar to encourage family immersion in the story of our faith. Children meet in the Children’s Chapel on the 2nd floor of Cranmer Hall. (During the summer weeks, we will offer less structured children’s lessons.)
Although our Sunday School year begins in September, children are welcome to come at any point in the year. We do ask that participating children be registered. If you are new, registration forms are available in Cranmer Hall. You may also download, complete, and bring the registration forms with you on Sunday.
To get a feel for some of the activities our children do throughout the year, visit our SJC Children’s page on Facebook.
Youth Sunday School Classes & Youth Group
Jr. High Sunday Class (4-7th grade) with Sarah Ross
10-10:45 a.m., Sundays, Cranmer Hall, 3rd Fl, Middle Classroom #2 (off the Ralston Room)
Our Director of Children’s Ministry, Sarah Ross, will teach a bible study for Middle School students on the 3rd floor of Cranmer Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Winter/Spring 2023 session, students will continue learning about The Apostle’s Creed with Sarah Ross.
Sr. High Sunday Class (8-12th grade) with Steven Vanderlip
10-10:45 a.m., Sundays, Cranmer Hall, 3rd Fl, Middle Classroom #1 (off the Ralston Room)
Our Minister with Youth, Steven Vanderlip, will teach a bible study for all Middle and High School students on the 3rd floor of Cranmer Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Steven at email@example.com.
For the Winter/Spring 2023 session, students will begin a study of the Book of Common Prayer with Steven Vanderlip; please bring your prayerbooks!
Youth Group with Steven Vanderlip
2nd & 4th Sundays, 5-7 p.m., Sundays, Cranmer Hall
We also have a growing and active youth group with weekly fellowship opportunities and fun monthly activities. To learn more, please contact Steven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Winter/Spring 2023 session, students will be studying spiritual beings: God, angels, Satan, and ourselves as embodied souls. If your child is not old enough for youth group, we have a nursery available as well. Please remember to sign-up on our website and bring $20/family.
Confirmation Class (Spring)
Typically starting in January and running through early April, St. John’s offers a confirmation class, open to all 5th and 6th graders. The aim of the confirmation class is to prepare our youth to receive the sacrament of confirmation and thereby take up the life Christ has prepared for them. Part of this preparation is posing questions that will encourage students to consider what exactly is the Christian faith and the life that they are preparing to undertake. Thus the big question posed at the outset of this class: What does it mean to be a Christian? In their first class, students began exploring the various things that make them happy in life, the things they think life is about: things like family, having fun, and even making money. As good as those things are, they don’t seem to satisfy completely when confronted with the words of Jesus: “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) Whatever it means to be a Christian, it has something to do with this person Jesus Christ. That remains to be explored in the following weeks.
If you have any questions or would like to enroll your child in the next confirmation class, please contact Steven Vanderlip at email@example.com.
We can’t run a vibrant Christian education program without our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. We ask all parents to volunteer at least twice during the school year, either as a teacher’s aide or building supervisor. Any confirmed member of St. John’s (at least 16 years old) may volunteer as a teacher’s aide and we would especially appreciate the support from grandparents and youth.
All volunteers are required to complete the Safeguarding God’s Children online course every three years. If you have not already taken the course or need a refresher, please visit http://georgia.anglican.org/about/clergy/safeguarding/. If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding God’s Children contact Janice Woods in our church office at 912-232-1251
Questions about our Children’s Ministry? Please email Sarah Ross, Director of Children’s Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org