Sunday School Pre-K - High School
One of the most important jobs as a Christian parent of a baptized child, taken from The Book of Common Prayer, is the question: “Will you be responsible for seeing that the child you present is brought up in the Christian faith and life?” Alone, this would be a great undertaking, but as a Church family-working together, it becomes easier. Sunday School at St. John’s, aims to provide the
opportunity for youth to be reminded on a regular basis, that learning about and growing closer to God and Jesus Christ is everyone’s task. We hope to provide classes suited for your child’s age, once a week, to expand your child’s desire to “look to God” for guidance and answers within their life.
We currently offer classes for: Kindergarten through 3rd grade, 4th grade through 8th grade and a high school discussion group. Our teachers make it a point to incorporate current readings from the Lectionary as well as the church seasons to help the youth see the connectedness of the church service to their Sunday school class and hopefully to the world as well. The younger children will often make crafts, hear stories and sing songs in their class. The middle group often draws, discusses stories acted out with Godly Play materials or learns specifics about the Bible and the books contained within it. The oldest youth are mentored by one of several adults who often help them discuss the current Sunday’s sermon and how it relates to their life and situation.
Classes begin following Communion at the 10:00 service. Children and teachers are invited to receive Communion first. They then head upstairs via Hosea Hall to their respective classrooms. If your child is attending for the first time, we invite you to send them up with the other children (teachers will direct them to the proper rooms) or if your child would be more comfortable, parents are welcome to come with them. Parents are always welcome to visit the classrooms and are invited to help as well!
Sunday School begins after Labor Day and ends with summer vacation. The schedule for the year closely follows the Woodford County School Systems calendar. Classes are not typically held over fall and spring break, nor over Christmas. We also make it a point for special holidays like Palm Sunday and Easter - to ensure it’s a family day - to not have classes as well.
We hope to have your child become part of our church family!
EfM Education for Ministry
Education for Ministry, the four-year theological study program of the School of Theology at Sewanee covering the Bible, church history, and theology, reconvened in early September at St. John’s. The course provides a comprehensive, experiential education in the foundations of Christian mission and faith for laity. Tuition is $350 annually. Participants do not have to be members of the Episcopal Church. For more information call or email Ned Meekins at (859) 873-3991 or Katherine Harper at (859) 285-9336 – or talk to any current or former participants of the course.