St. John’s has Sunday Morning Christian Education for all ages from September through May. Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM with our all-ages Gathering in the Nave of the Church while there is construction in the Parish Hall: fifteen minutes for announcements, a lesson, a prayer, with with breakfast fare on hand. From 9:15–10:15 AM, we go to our separate classes with adult classes meeting in the Church and Chapel and children/youth classes in the Undercroft (Church basement).

For Adults

Canterbury Revisited

As a follow up to our study of liturgy, Canterbury Revisited will provide an opportunity to dive deeper into what it means to be
Anglican/Episcopalian. Father Andy will teach and guide discussions topics ranging from the tenets of the faith to the depths of living a sacramental life. The class will also serve as preparation for those desiring to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal church.

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study, facilitated by Lea France, continues their Genesis to Revelation overview of the Bible.  This spring they will continue through St. Paul’s epistle to the Romans. Lea’s class meets in the Brides Room.

Truth:  The Gospel and American Life

“What is truth?” (John 18:38) and how postmodernist philosophy has changed the gospel and American life?  Using Douglas Groothius’ Truth Decay and Holy Scripture, Steve Wilensky will explore how postmodernist philosophy has changed the gospel and American life. Is what the Bible says true? Are parts of it reliable and other parts not so much? How can we tell? Is the concept of truth absolute and universal or is it dependent on culture, race and gender? We will explore what the great thinkers of past and present have to say about this issue which poses such difficulty for modern Christianity.  Steve’s class meets in the Parish Hall Library.

Membership 1-2-3

Membership 1-2-3 provides newcomers with an overview of life, focused on worship, discipleship, and mission, at St. John’s. It is designed for those coming from Anglican/Episcopalian churches and wish to transfer their membership, as well as those from other traditions (or no tradition) who want to explore membership at St. John’s. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Fr. Andy Johnson.

people2_600_macyFor Children and Youth

Sunday School for Children and Youth meet in the Undercroft (the basement of the church) from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Nursery care is available for children under 3.

Godly Play

Godly Play for three-year-olds through Kindergarten in the Blue Room.  The goal for our youngest is to expose them to the language of our faith through stories telling the story of God’s people from Genesis to Revelation.

digin_225Dig In!

Dig In!  This year our first through fifth graders will dig into the life of Jesus where they will walk in Jesus’ footsteps from birth to ascension.  The goal for this age group is to lead the children into a depth of Biblical literacy while guiding them to new discoveries about God and their faith.

live_225LIVE Biblical Leadership for Youth

LIVE Biblical Leadership for Youth meets in the Youth Area.  This fall our middle and senior high students will learn what it means to be a servant leader by an in-depth look at the life of Jesus through his ministry and teachings.  The goal for the class is to demonstrate how they can share the message of Jesus through service to the community.