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The Order of St. John
Teenagers are invited to use their gifts and talents to serve at the altar of God by serving in the Order of St. John. They ring the bells, light the candles, lead processions, assist with communion, present the banners, hold altar books, lead the children to music practice and perform countless other tasks to assist the pastors each Sunday. The Order of St. John is organized into teams. Working closely with each acolyte team is a mentor an adult who serves as the team’s trainer and is the liaison with the pastors on Sundays.
Children's & Youth Choir
St. John’s children’s music program is fully integrated into the Christian education program. All children can participate in music in small groups determined by age. They learn music from a wide range of sources, including the music of the liturgy and familiar hymns sung in worship.
Vacation Bible School
Traditionally held during the school summer break, this fun-filled week offers children a chance to learn more about God! Volunteers are needed for set up, teaching, and clean up.
Sunday School begins in September and runs through May. Classes are organized by age and are taught by volunteer teachers. Children also participate in music and art classes as part of Sunday School.
YOUTH (7TH-12TH GRADE)
The purpose of St. John’s confirmation program is to enable young people to grow in their Christian faith as they journey toward a time when they can say “yes” to God, who adopted them in the waters of baptism; say “yes” to Jesus, who died on the cross for their salvation; say “yes” to the Holy Spirit, who guides them in their life and say “yes” to the life and mission of the church.