St. John’s Kids
Wednesday Night Program (Disciple Me)
Greetings St. John’s,
Welcome to the month of October! Below is a little something to think about this month if you are carving out pumpkins with your children or grandchildren or simply just decorating with a pumpkin.
How do you choose your pumpkin for Halloween? Do you know that God chose you to be his very own?
“For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight” (Ephesians 1:4). On the outside, our pumpkin might look strong and beautiful. But, after cutting off the top, we look in- side and see that it is full of slimy gunk. Similarly, on the outside, we may look good, but God can see inside our heart: “The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart: (1 Samuel 16:7b),
All of us have “gunk” inside. The Bible tells us: “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). As we remove the inside of the pumpkin, we learn good news. God can make us clean on the inside! The Bible teaches: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all un- righteousness” (1 John 1:9).
As we carve a happy face on the pumpkin, we are reminded of the joy that God gives us. The Bible says: “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy” (1 Peter 1:8).
As we place a candle or a light inside the pumpkin, we are reminded that Jesus doesn’t want to leave us empty inside, He wants to fill our hearts with His love and His light: “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts” (2 Corinthians 4:6a). And remember, we need to let our light shine for others to see: “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).
So, we have officially kicked off the Disciple Me Program (Wednesday Night Program). I can’t wait to see how we shepherd these children toward Christ! These kids will experience joyful learning, exploring, and growing together in God’s love. Kids who are K-5th grade are welcome to learn about the life of Jesus, have dinner, meet new friends, and have fun. There is no cost to join and we are always looking to have new kids join. We invite all children to come and learn. Our St. John’s bus picks up at various stops in the community. St. John’s members are always welcome to help out on Wednesday Night’s. If interested, please contact Trish Wilcox.
On September 22, 2019 we kicked off Jr. Church dur- ing the 2nd service. All children are welcome to attend. This is from 10:50am to 11:30am every Sunday. We are focusing on some kids of the Bible. The idea is that sometimes kids think they have to be grown ups for God to use them, but the Bible is full of stories of kids that God used.
On September 22, 2010 we also kicked off Sunday School for grades 2nd through 5th grade. The kids are learning about some Proverbs of the Bible. We are covering 12 Proverbs that are statistically the most popular with youth ministries and parents.
Thank you to all those volunteers who attended the Safe Sanctuary training! Thank you Volunteers for volunteering! You are greatly appreciated!
God Bless you all! Trish Wilcox
St. John’s Nursery
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
Sunday School meets from 9:30-10:15 AM each Sunday morning in classrooms across from the Chapel.
We have class for Preschool to Grade 3. During their time together, they sing, share snacks and get to hear stories about Jesus. Come and join us during Sunday School time.
Disciple Me Program (Wednesday Night Kids Program) 5:15 -7:15 PM
The program will resume on September 25