We love kids! St. John’s strives to create a loving and safe environment where kids experience God’s love through fun, interactive, creative activities and caring relationships. We celebrate that every child can make a difference in our community and in our world.
St. John's Kids!
Birth – Age 2
Baptism is an important milestone in a child’s life. Parents who wish to have their child baptized are asked to meet with Pastor Pam or Pastor Jonathan. Parents learn about the promises made at baptism, the influence they have on their child’s faith journey and details about the baptism day. Please call the Church Office, 645-4429, if you’d like more information.
We love when children attend worship services with their families. If little ones need to take a break, St. John’s Nursery provides loving and safe childcare for children 12 weeks to 6 years of age.
The Nursery is located in the lower level and is open every Sunday morning during the worship services.
Preschool children, age 2 (by September 1, 2023) – age 5, along with a parent/guardian, are encouraged to come to Toddler Time! Sing songs, engage in Bible stories, play games and create, all while making new friends. Toddler Time meets during the school year, usually the second Sunday of the month, 9:45 am-10:30 am.
Age 3 – Grade 5
“Spark” is St. John’s faith formation Sunday school curriculum. Kids experience Bible stories, both in classroom and rotation stations settings throughout the school year. We welcome kids age 3 (by 9-1-23) – grade 5; September – May, 9:45 am – 10:30 am.
Wednesday After School Programs
St. John’s Wednesday After School program is open to all children kindergarten – grade 5. Wednesday activities includes snacks, games, creative arts, music, movement, drama and storytelling!
St. John’s provides bus transportation from Northfield’s elementary schools for children who would like to participate.
CAT is short for Catechism, the basics of Christian faith that Martin Luther prepared for parents to teach their children. 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participate in CAT during the Wednesday After School Program and on special retreat days.
St. John’s offers summer camps for kids age 3 – grade 5.
St. John’s, along with other area churches, come together to create a fun-filled faith-based VBS experience for kids each summer. Watch for information about VBS in early spring.
St. John’s offers off-site summer camp experiences for kids in grades 2-5 at Good Earth Village Bible Camp, Spring Valley, MN. Watch for information about camps in early spring.
Are you interested in receiving the Children’s Ministry weekly email? We can add you to the list! Email Julie, Children’s Ministry Director, at children@StJohnsNorthfield.org.