Rhythms of Grace: Worship designed for children on the autism spectrum
Last Sunday of each month at 4:00 pm (In 2015: February 22, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26, August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29 and December 27) at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church.
Today, a growing number of children and families are affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). While many things about ASD are unknown, we do know that there are no churches in the Twin Cities with worship opportunities designed for children with ASD – until now.
Rhythms of Grace offers families the chance to gather for worship that is a hybrid of a traditional service and the more hands-on approach of faith formation.
A typical service might include sharing a Bible story, and then exploring the themes of the story at variety of activity stations. The service ends with Holy Communion. This service is meant for children with neurological challenges (and their siblings and families) that make traditional worship challenging.
If you have any questions about whether this service is appropriate for you or your family, please don’t hesitate to email Jean Hansen at jean.hansen@ stjohnsstpaul.org . If you are interested in volunteering for this service, please speak with Jean Hansen.
Setting Our Hearts Pilgrim Lock-in: St. John’s J2A Youth
Join us for an evening with lots of fun and little sleep! During our time together we will cook, eat, and play.
Bring a sleeping bag and pillow, and an air mattress if you have one.
Who: All J2A youth are invited!
When: Saturday, March 7 at 6:00 pm –
Sunday, March 8 at 9:00am
Where: Meet at St. John’s
What: Lock-in and with dinner, fun and games, bonding, great discussion, worship, and food!
Youth Lenten Movie Series
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the Fireside Room
March 4: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape –PG-13. Gilbert has to care for his brother Arnie and his obese mother, which gets in the way when love walks into his life. (Eli and Madeline)
March 11: The Truman Show –PG. An insurance salesman discovers his entire life is actually a TV show. (Caroline)
March 18: Glory Road –PG. In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins leads the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the national championship. (Tim)
March 25: Guardians of the Galaxy PG-13. A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (Johannah)