St. John’s Family Ministry

Happy October! We’d like to take a moment to remind you and your family to Trick-or-TREAT yourselves (maybe with delicious fall snack or a spooky movie night), because you absolutely deserve it!

Here are a few things coming up in our ministries . . .

October 3rd- Hardin County Collective @St. John’s 5-7pm (youth) October 30th- Trunk or Treat

Sunday School each week with Miss Hope (grades K-2nd) and Miss Natasha (3rd-5th grade) at 9am before Church.

Wednesday KIDS: We will finish the series from the Old Testament about Job and mid-October start a new series. A 4-week series from the Old Testament about the Prophets. Kids love to be in the kitchen. They may even love helping prepare something delicious! Having a plan or a recipe usually helps, too. Just like having a plan in the kitchen helps the meal we hope to enjoy, the stories of the Old Testament prophets are like a cookbook that helped people prepare for the Savior that God would send one day. Even though there’s no exact recipe, kids will find that they can prepare them- selves for a loving relationship with God when they 1) trust God, 2) talk to God, 3) listen to God, and 4) leave the results to God.

Sunday YOUTH: We will be finishing up the series we started at the end of September. Being a good friend is easy! As long as you make time to hang out, remember their birthday, and answer their texts, you’re eligible for the Great Friend Award . . . right? Friendship might feel easy when life is easy, but it gets more complicated when your friends are hurting or struggling.

What should you do? What should you say? What should you not say? When our friends need help, there are no easy answers, but in this 4-week series, we’ll follow the lead of a few people who’ve been there. Through the stories of Job, Ruth, Naomi, Elijah, and Eli, we’ll see how God invites us to “be with” people when they’re grieving, lonely, in need, or feeling hopeless, and how God is already with them.

Tip of the Month

You are the coolest parent we know! Now, you may not feel trendy, outgoing, or young enough for teenagers to think you’re cool, but the good news is that every single one of those things matters much less than we tend to think. Whether or not your teenager or their friends ever call you cool, you can be the greatest influence in their life!

Resource for the Month

Ever wished your kid would just listen to you already? What about talk? Ever wished they would open up just a little bit more? We get it. So do Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish, authors of HOW TO TALK SO KIDS WILL LISTEN AND LISTEN SO KIDS WILL TALK. You can find this book on Amazon.

Family Ministry Schedule

Kids & Youth

Wednesday Kids:

5:00 -7:00 PM

Volunteers welcome!

Children’s Choir:

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM

Sunday School (K-Grade 5):

Sundays at 9:00 AM

Miss Hope: K—Grade 2

Miss Natasha: Grades 3-5

Youth Group (Grades 6-12):

Sundays from 5-7 pm