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

815.439.2320 (ph)

stjohn2650@gmail.com

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St. John Youth & Families Ministry

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Faith Formation for Youth & Families

From Beautiful Beginnings for newborns to High School Mission Trips for H.S. seniors, St. John journeys with you and your children ensuring a Christian education like none other.

We celebrate 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.  

Children participate actively in hands-on ministry at St. John.

Beautiful Beginnings

This ministry aims to support parents by providing tools for growing faith and making connections with other families that have children of the same age.  Classes held in 6 week blocks in the spring and fall.

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

West Wing

Sundays

Birth - 3 years

with Parent

9:45 a.m.

Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS)

At St. John MOPS, you'll find a fun-filled morning of food, connection, guest speakers, mentor moms and creative activities. Your children ages birth to Kindergarten have their own fun as they are cared for in a safe, loving and nurturing environment

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Sarah Knudsen

Narthex

Friday

Moms with child/ren birth 

through preschool

2nd and 4th weeks of the month

Parent's Day Out (PDO)

We offer families quality, child-free time to relax, shop, or make an appointment, while providing children 2 to 3 years of age structured playtime in a loving Christian environment. Our goal is to make your child's first school experience a secure, fun, and loving one. 

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Robin Trueblood

Nursery

Mondays through

Thursdays

2 years -3 years

9:15 - 11:40 a.m.

Sunday School

Christian education for children ages 3 through 12th grade.  Runs from August through May.  Contact Chris for more information.

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Karen Norem

Multiple

Sundays

3 years-12 grade

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

Youth Choirs

Children ages Kindergarden through 6th learn the fundamentals of music and offer their songs during worship once or twice a month.  Music reading is not required.

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Choir Room

Wednesday

Kindergarden -

6th

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Mallets & Drums

Third graders learn basic rhythms and technique of percussion mallets and drums.  Takes place in the fall for 6 weeks.  

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Choir Room

Wednesday

3rd Grade

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Chimers

Fourth graders learn basic rhythms of percussion chimes.  Runs mid-September through mid- February.

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Choir Room

Wednesday

4th, 5th, 6th

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

'Tween GO!

Our 'Tween GO! ministry meets one Sunday afternoon a month for a meal, creative activities, small groups who learn about the Fruits of the Spirit and share highs/lows.  Registrations are taken at the door when parents drop off their youth.  

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Karin Johnson Hall

 Sunday

Once a month

4th, 5th, 6th

12:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Confirmation

A faith formation program for students in grades 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Multiple

Wednesdays

September through May

7th, 8th, 9th

7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

High School Feast of F.I.R.E.

Feast of FIRE is our monthly gathering for high school students that provides an opportunity for our high school students to eat a meal, play games, share highs and lows, and reflect together.  Participants are encouraged to bring food to share, like a potluck.  Friends are welcome!

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Youth Room

Sunday

Once a month

High School

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

High School F.I.R.E. 2

Similar to FIRE, but shorter. FIRE 2 follows the Wednesday night Confirmation schedule.  If Confirmation is off, we are off.   Wednesday nights function as a “mini-Sabbath,” where we share highs and lows, prayer, and food as well as provide time for our youth to hang out and check in with one another, our adult leaders, and Pastor Evan.  Friends are welcome!

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Youth Room

Wednesdays

Follows Conf. Schedule

HighSchool

8:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Adult Music

High School students in grades 10 and up may join an adult music group.  Visit the Adult Ministry page or the  Music for more information

Ages

Day

Meets

Location

Contact

Pastor Ellen Goodwin

stjohnpraiseteam@gmail.com

Multiple

Varies

10th & Up

Varies

Commitment Weekend is October 26-27