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St. John Youth & Families Ministry

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Faith Formation for Youth & Families



COVID-19 Response - All in person ministry is currently suspended.  Several ministries meet on Zoom or off-site in socially distanced environments.   Check back often to see how you or your family members can plug into small groups that reinforce faith and community despite the pandemic.

St. John celebrates faith milestones where children encounter God and begin to understand for themselves the significance of praying the Lord's Prayer from memory, receiving their first Bible, First Communion and Confirmation.  Our pastors have been continuously working to transition these intimate in-person experiences to safe and meaningful socially distanced experiences.  We look forward to more ministries and experiences for youth and families as time goes on.  We are really excited to kick off our Fall 2020 programming. 


November 1 - 30                                                          Service Idea:  Food Pantries

Despite limited social interaction opportunities right now, we have come up with Service Ideas that are very low risk.  It's always your choice to participate or not!  

Monthly Service Ideas apply to all Youth & Family Ministries so families with children in more than one area, say Sunday School and Confirmation, can participate together at one time.  We look forward to hearing about your good work!

Sunday School - Fall 2020

Orientation Sunday, Sept. 27, 11am on Zoom                    Classes meet in person with online option

This fall we are getting out of the house and spending socially distanced time together outdoors to experience God’s creation!  You can expect

  • opportunities for connection with other St. John families and pastors

  • a unified lesson plan for kids across grades Pre-K (4-year-olds) through 6th grade

  • simple home resources to...

    • become familiar with bible stories from the Old and New Testaments

    • inspire creativity and using the imagination

    • encourage families to think and talk about their faith together

Confirmation - Fall 2020

Confirmation is in session!

Confirmation looks different this year and we are excited to see you!  Please read through the documentation on the Confirmation page, it will answer all of your questions.  Also note that our Confirmation schedule is now online and you may choose to subscribe to it so it shows up in your digital calendars.

MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers

Virtual Meetings on Zoom 2nd and 4th Fridays at 7pm on Facebook Watch Party

Mothers with children ages 1 month - Kindergarten are invited to find support, friendship and faith among women in the same season of life raising small children.  This is a nurturing and caring group.  FREE!  A nominal MOPS International fee is the only cost.  Scholarships available.  Contact Sarah for more information or to join.


Virtual Worship is Here

Facebook Watch Party Sundays at 10:00am

St. John Lutheran Church    2650 Plainfield Road    Joliet, IL 60435

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