Lifelong Learning

As of November 23, 2021, children, youth, and family programming is moving to home-based. Watch for direct communication from Deacon Amanda and Lindsay for details.

At St. John’s we believe that faith formation is ongoing and for all ages.

Online Opportunities

  • Preschool Connections – Mondays 11:00 am
    Stories, songs, and time with one of our program staff for preschool-aged children live on Facebook.
  • Women of Faith – Thursdays 9:30 am
    Hybrid meeting – in the Meeting Room at St. John’s or via Zoom at or call 312-626-6799 with Meeting ID: 832 6152 2256 & Password: 494990.

Children & Youth Education Programs:

Mask Update: Children’s & Youth Ministry programming including Sunday and Wednesday School, St. John’s Afterschool, Confirmation, and Youth Group require masking for students, volunteers, and staff inside the building.

Download the Children, Youth, & Family Preparedness Plan (updated 11/16/2021) for more information on COVID safety procedures and find the latest updates on the COVID updates page.

2021-2022 Children’s Ministry calendar (PDF) is available here. Updated December 2021.

  • Sunday School or Wednesday School – 3-year-old through 4th grade students learn about God and grow in their faith.
  • Club 56 – (Sunday morning or Wednesday evenings) – 5th and 6th graders learn about God and grown in their faith.
  • Creation Kids Preschool – this Christian-based preschool program for children in our congregation and community is a ministry of St. John’s.
  • St. John’s Afterschool – faith-based programming after school for kindergarten through 6th grade. 
  • Confirmation – 7th & 8th grade programming, confirmation celebration is held for 9th graders.
  • Youth – High School youth also gather for service, conversation, and more opportunities throughout the year. Watch this page for what’s coming next.
  • Adult Education – Find all the latest learning & conversation opportunities for adults.

If cost is keeping you from participating in any of St. John’s educational opportunities, download the Education Scholarship Form.