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.

St. John's Church Sunday School


8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Nursery

The nursery is available in Cranmer Hall from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sundays.

Infants and Toddlers (newborn – age 3)

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.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Children’s Sunday School Class

Pre-K through 5th grade

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. Sarah Ross, Director of Children’s Ministry teaches this Sunday Church School in Cranmer Hall on the second floor.  (During the summer weeks, we will offer less structured children’s lessons online.)

Although our Church 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 Class

Middle School to High School (10 a.m.)

Pastor Intern and Minister with Youth, Steven Vanderlip leads 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

We also have a growing and active youth group with weekly fellowship opportunities and fun monthly activities. To learn more, please visit our Youth of St. John’s Church page for more details about our ministry for middle school through high school-aged youth.

Confirmation Class (11 a.m.)

Pastor Intern and Minister with Youth, Steven Vanderlip also teaches a confirmation class at St John’s (Jan-April 2022), which meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall of Cranmer Hall. In this class, students explore their faith anew, ask questions, learn the fundamentals of the faith, and ultimately take up the life Christ has prepared for them. At the end of the class, students will be prepared to receive confirmation in the church and will be admitted to Holy Communion. The class is open to all 5th and 6th graders, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Christianity. More details will be forthcoming. If you have any questions or would like to enroll, please contact Steven Vanderlip at

If you are an adult seeking baptism, confirmation, and reception into membership here at St. John’s, Fr. Dunbar currently offers a class on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the chapel (Jan-April 2022). This class is also open for those seeking an introduction as a newcomer to the faith or a refresher for old-timers. For more information, visit our adult education page.


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 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