In addition to a variety of children's and young people's activities, kids play a role in the worship of the parish and in special intergenerational events.
It all begins with the current baby boom at St. John's. These many new ones are welcome at all services, from which audio is fed to a separate room for when they or their parents need a respite. Paid attendants staff the nursery during the 10:00 a.m. service.
Sundays at 9:50 a.m. is the gathering time for children to participate in a variety of spiritual opportunities including Sunday School and Worship Outside the Box (relating Jesus's example and words to their daily lives). Each Sunday, children join the rest of the congregation for Holy Communion. Children are full participants in worship and often are leaders.
Children are increasingly involved in the liturgy of our main services. Outreach starts with the very young. For example, children of many ages gather canned goods for our food pantry, play bingo at the local retirement residence, collect household items to help families in their transition to housing, acquire gifts for our Christmas Giving Tree, pack meals for the elderly, or take part in mission trips.