What to Expect on Sunday Morning
Whether you are attending the 8 am or 10:30 am service, we have a number of ways for your child to engage with the Gospel of the day.
All children up to age 5 are welcome in the nursery, open on Sundays from 7:30 am to 12 pm. For more information on the nursery or to register your child, please visit our nursery page here.
We also offer a number of classes for children and youth on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 am, while parents can attend our Dean’s Forum at the same time. Scroll for more information.
Saint John’s offers a child-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Word for all children ages 3 and up beginning at 10:30 am in Room 103. Children read the Gospel of the day, engage in interactive liturgical activity, and pray with one another. All children are welcome to worship with us.
Our Director of Christian Formation, Tina Clark, is excited to meet and welcome you. She can be found at the east door entrance to the nave following the service, or at the coffee hour afterwards. You may also reach out by email anytime.
3 years – Grade 2
Preschool and Kindergarten in Room 103
1st and 2nd Grades in Room 202
Godly Play helps children form faith through wonder, play, and fellowship. Our teachers bring Scripture to life through visual storytelling and invite children to wonder along with the story. Children respond through art and play and share a community feast.
Weaving God's Promises
Grades 3 through 5
Weaving God’s Promises builds upon the foundation of Godly Play. Continuing the tradition of storytelling, children are encouraged to see themselves within the stories of the Bible; the stories reinforce that all people are loved by God. As in Godly Play, the lesson includes a community feast and prayer.
Grades 6 through 12more about youth group
Youth focus on building a supportive peer community in order to help one another navigate the challenges of middle and high school. Like in Weaving God’s Promises, youth explore how they see themselves within the stories of the Bible, but they also are encouraged to openly explore faith and doubt in a safe and welcoming environment.
Room 103 at 10:15 am
Saint John’s offers a child-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Word for all children ages 3 and up. Children read the Gospel of the day, engage in activities, and pray with one another. Children return to the cathedral in time to join their parents for Communion. All children are welcome to worship with us. Children who have already been in Godly Play will be shepherded to Children’s Chapel by Saint John’s staff and volunteers.