St. John’s Family Ministry

Hey dads, step-dads, grandpas, brothers, and dad-figures. Happy Father’s Day!

Thank you for all you do to love, guide, and father the kids/teenagers in your life. You’re incredible.

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry…

June 3-5- Youth HCC Mission Camp at Camp Common Grounds in Dunkirk

June 8- First night of WOW Summer 6-8 PM

June 15- WOW Summer 6-8 PM

June 22- WOW Summer 6-8 PM

June 29- Last night of WOW Summer 6-8 PM

W.O.W. Summer- Word on Wednesdays will be from 6-8pm and will start June 8 and end on June 29. Sign- up sheets have been sent out to all Kids, please let me know if you didn’t receive one. This will be ONLY on Wednesdays. Kids will have dinner, lesson, craft and games. Similar to VBS just in a different schedule and format. Anyone that would like to help out, there is a sign-up sheet outside of my office. Other ways to help with this ministry is by helping with the items needed to make these nights run smoothly, a list is in your bul- letins and can be found outside my office. Thank you for all your continued support to serve the kids here at St. John’s.

Youth Summer Mission Camp– June 3-5 at Camp Common Grounds in Dunkirk. Drop-off will be Friday at 5pm and Saturday we will be serving those in need in our community. Pick-up will be Sunday after a Church Service in the barn, 11am will be dismissal. Youth will be sent home with paperwork to sign up. This will also be posted on our Facebook page. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. This camp is FREE as we want as many Youth to attend as possible with nothing holding them back to learn and grow in their faith.

Wednesday Kids– We ended our Wednesday Kids program on May 18 with a party in the Fellowship Hall. The rain kept us inside, but we still had a great time. We had 20 kids attend. We ordered pizza and had a jump house, Jenga, twister and eye found it card game. The kids all made Thank You sheets to express what they loved about this year. (You will find these on the wall across from the office)

Sunday Youth- Last day for Youth was May 22. We invited the upcoming 5th graders to attend. We will be having games and dinner to celebrate our year together and discussing how we can continue to grow, not only as a group but in our faith over the summer.

Tip of the Month

First impressions can last a lifetime. Your first meal in a new restaurant will likely determine if you ever re- turn, a TV show pilot will either start a new habit in your life or be the only episode of that show you watch, and a kid’s first visit to our ministry is crucial to their future opinions (and the opinion of their parents). So, think about how we can make it easier for your kids to bring friends with them to church.

Volunteers NEEDED

Nursery Attendees on Sunday Mornings (every other Sunday)

Sunday School teacher’s 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month (After children’s message)

Kids Choir

WOW Summer

Please reach out to me if you have any suggestions or ways you would like to help out in Family Ministry. I am always open to new ideas and would love to chat with you about how we can better serve here at St. John’s.

Many Blessing to you and yours,


“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in

its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10