Christian Formation

Find out a little more about all our opportunities to learn more about our faith, our church, and our role in the world.

Sunday School

NURSERY

Sunday Mornings   (7:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)

We are happy to offer a warm, welcoming nursery for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. The nursery is located between the church nave and Field Hall and is staffed by Safe Church certified members of St. John’s.

Contact: Dale West @ (401) 245-4065, ext. 11

CHURCH SCHOOL

Grades Pre-K through 5

Sunday mornings      (10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.)

Church school offers a combination of education, personal expression, and outreach activities designed to engage children in conversation and action about faith.  Each classroom is managed by Safe Church certified teachers who are dedicated to the Christian formation of their students.

Our curricula is created in-house and is carefully planned with age appropriate activities structured to accommodate various learning styles and abilities.

Parents are required to sign kids in for class and are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early.  Children join the congregation in worship during the exchange of the Peace after approximately thirty minutes of class time.

Youth Group

YOUTH GROUP

Grades 6 through 12

Sunday evenings     (6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.)

 

Middle school and high school youth meet together each Sunday evening for Bible study, social activities, service opportunities, and projects inspired and informed by the interests and experiences of teenagers.  Our leaders are committed to enabling our youth to explore their faith in an environment that is safe, meaningful, and fun.

Dinner is provided by a rotating schedule of parent volunteers and we are always looking to supplement their efforts with donations of drinks and snacks.

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TEAM

Grades 9 through 12      (First two Wednesdays of the month, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Open to older youth, this group’s main task is to research and plan service opportunities, from local food drives to domestic and international mission trips.  Interested students meet at least twice per month to explore the nature of service, brainstorm projects and travel destinations, and to plan fundraisers.

SMALL GROUPS

Task-oriented groups generally meet on Tuesdays after school or before youth group gatherings.  The Steering Committee is a small group of youth who have demonstrated leadership potential; as such, they assist with regular youth group meetings as well as with special projects.  Art Team gathers regularly to distill the ideas of the larger group into cohesive and relevant products using art forms such as comic books, murals, photographs, and creative writing.

Adult Formation

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