St. John’s Kids
Happy Fall Everyone! Hope you are all doing well.
When we teach our children to pray, we introduce them to Jesus and we plant seeds for them to grow their personal relationship with God. We were given prayer as a way to communicate with our Lord directly. Teaching children to pray helps them to understand that God is always accessible and always there for them.
Here is a prayer activity to do with your Children at home:
Pass around a handful of M&M candies for each member of your household. You may put them in a sandwich bag so children are not tempted to eat them. Pray according to the following colors.
For each GREEN candy: Thank God for one gift or good thing in your life (family, love, health, etc.) For each BLUE candy: pray for a friend or a neighbor who needs help or who needs to know Jesus. For each RED candy, pray for someone you love.
For each YELLOW candy: pray for our leaders or those God put in charge (church, school, government) For each ORANGE candy: pray for someone who is sick or hurt and needs to be healed.
For each BROWN candy: pray for yourself. Tell God something you are sorry for, something that is worrying you or something you need help with.
Afterwards, celebrate God’s power to answer prayer by feasting on the candies.
Video Lessons on St. John’s Children’s Ministry Page: I will not be posting video lessons during the month of September. I will be working on curriculum for our upcoming Wednesday Night program. I have come up with a proposed plan to continue with the Wednesday program at the church. It has been approved by council and the health department. We are still working out details on how we will bus the kids in using the bus. We are hoping that our 1st night of Wednesday Night kids will be on Wednesday September 30, 2020.
I am also trying to figure out curriculum that will be used for our Sunday school kids. The younger kids will be PK-1st and will attend Sunday School with Miss Hope. The older kids will be 2nd-5th and will attend Sun- day School with Miss Natasha. We our hoping we will be back in the classrooms by Sunday October 4, 2020.
Busy Bags: Remember kids to pick up your busy bags on the way into church. They are located at the door to the right as you walk into the Sanctuary. Please take these home with you when you are finished. We do not want them back.
Cookouts this summer: We had 3 cook outs this summer at Forest Court, Kenton Village, and Scioto Village. This was such a wonderful reach out. We got to meet and introduce ourselves to new families and we were able to connect to our current families. These kids loved us coming out to their homes and showing us where they live. We also enjoyed seeing the kids and playing fun games such as corn hole and water gun wars. Bubbles were also a hit. I think we should definitely do it again next summer. I was thinking maybe this fall we could have a fall cookout at the park across from the church. We could invite the children and have some fall games. We could also have hot dogs and some apple cider. Maybe we could have the kids dress up their own pumpkin to take home. We will see what the fall brings.
God Bless you all! Have a great September!
St. John’s welcomes your child into our staffed Nursery while you are at St. John’s for a worship service or while you are becoming a part of our faith family. We ensure quality care in a safe and loving environment. We invite children, birth to age 3 to our child-friendly Nursery.
Your child’s safety is our first priority.
Kids Sunday School
No in-person Sunday School at this time. Please continue to watch videos on our Facebook St. John’s Children’s Ministry page
Disciple Me Program (Wednesday Night Kids Program) 5:15 -7:15 PM
Resumes: September 23
Vacation Bible School