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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. 


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

Orientation for 7th - 9th Graders and Parent(s) Wednesday, Sept. 30th 7pm on Zoom

Confirmation will be meeting on Wednesdays this Fall.  Please make sure you sign up for the Parent/Student Orientation on September 30th at 7pm.  At Orientation, you will receive all of the information regarding how, when and where we are doing Confirmation.

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

815.439.2320 (ph)

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