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.
Sunday mornings: September – May; 8:30 am – noon; Summer schedule – The Nursery is open June and August at the 2nd service, July at the 9:30 a.m. service.
September – May; Second Sunday of each month, 9:45 am-10:30 am.
Preschool children age 2 (by September 1, 2022) – 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.
Age 3 – Grade 5
Age 3 (by 9-1-2022) – Grades 5; September – May; 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Spark is St. John’s faith formation Sunday school curriculum. Kids experience the stories both in classroom and rotation stations settings throughout the year.
Preschool Open House is on the Wednesday before Sunday School begins. Parents and children are invited to check out the classroom and meet the teacher!
Wednesday After School Programs
September – May, 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
St. John’s Wednesday after school program is open to all children kindergarten – grade 5. St. John’s provides bus transportation from Northfield’s elementary schools for children who would like to participate.
St. John’s Wednesday activities includes snacks, games, creative arts, music, movement, drama and storytelling!
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 on Wednesdays and special retreat days.
St. John’s offers summer and fall camps for kids age 3 – grade 5.
Family VBS This Summer!
VBS will return Summer 2023!
Good Earth Village Summer Camp!
St. John’s is offering summer camps this year at Good Earth Village in Spring Valley, MN for grades 2-5
Grades 2-4: Settler’s Camp, August 3 – August 5
Grades 3-5: Pathfinders Camp, July 31 – August 5
Siblings save 25% with code SIBLING22
Check out GEV’s website: http://goodearthvillage.org/summer
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.