» Children’s Ministry & Godly Play

Families with children, watch a recording of this week’s Godly Play story with Katie Madsen at 2PM. Click here to join our “Faithful Parenting at St. John’s” Facebook group and watch the Godly Play stories.

We have expanded our children’s ministry for kindergarten-grade 5. An expanded program of formation and music will be offered at every Sunday of the month!

Faith formation is an on-going, lifelong process. From womb to tomb we are called into a deeper relationship with our God who first loved us.  It is through faithful connections that your children will come to know and experience God’s love by connecting with each other, and exploring different ways to pray and practice their faith. Godly Play is a Montessori-based approach to religious education, using a multi-sensory approach to telling Bible stories with three-dimensional materials.

Parents of four year-olds are welcome to speak with the Director of Children, Youth, and Family – Katie Madsen – when their child is ready to join the Godly Play class.

Sunday Schedule:

9am: Children’s Choir
Grades K-5 meet for Children’s Choir in the Choir Room with Haley, OR children are welcome in the CYF Center for crafts and quiet activities (adult supervision is provided).

Parents/Caregivers are welcome to attend the Faith Forum or to meet for Young Families Fellowship Group in the Gym.

9:45-9:50am: Parents/Caregivers will pick children up in either the Choir Room or CYF Center and head to worship together as a family

10am: Faith Formation
Grades K-5 will process behind the Verger down the aisle and leave the worship space together for Godly Play

10:40-10:45am: Grades K-5 join their families in worship

For all questions regarding Children, Youth, and Family Ministries here at St. John the Evangelist, contact the director, Katie Madsen, at katie.grohs@stjohnsstpaul.org.

Click here to register your child for Faith Formation This Year.


Click here to register your child for Children’s Choir.


Nursery Care

The nursery is located in the Undercroft (lower level of the church).  On Sundays, the nursery is staffed from 8:45 am to the end of the 10:00 am service (September -May) and 9:45 am through the end of the 10:00 am service (June – August). Children from birth to age 4 are lovingly cared for so that parents may attend church programs and services.

If you have questions, contact Tracy Johnson, nursery coordinator, at nursery@stjohnsstpaul.org.

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