Christian Formation on Sunday

Christian Formation starts 9/10

Sunday School and Adult Formation begin Sunday, September 10 at 9:30 AM!

Sunday Mornings for Adults
Equipping the Saints is our lecture and discussion class that meets in the Multipurpose Room on the lower level of Heyward Hall. Led by the clergy and the adult formation committee, the class is a series of series, beginning with “Strange Parables.” This will be an opportunity to look at some of Jesus’ most puzzling stories–some familiar but stranger than you think, and some that have never been entirely clear!

The Wired Word meets in the Parlor on the first floor of Heyward Hall. Discussion-oriented, this class works off lessons emailed to participants in advance, that provoke reflection on Scripture, current events, and our common life. Email Sandy Leach ( to be subscribed to the emails.

The Monthly Sunday Early Adult Class meets monthly, usually on the first Sunday, at 9 AM in the Dining Room of the Barr Center. It is a great choice for 8 AM service worshipers. Davis Bourne leads the class and provides a delicious breakfast. Note that this class begins on September 10.

Parents’ Bible Study meets together in the Nursery Room during the Sunday School hour for fellowship and self-guided conversation. The group is informal in feel, but talks together about the Sunday’s readings alongside some reflective questions about faith and early childhood parenting. Contact Samantha Harper or Lockey Plyler if you are interested in sitting in!

New Members’ Class
Sunday, October 1, 8, and 15
Room 9, Lower Level of Heyward Hall
Led by the clergy, culminating in a welcome of new members in worship on October 15. We’d love to share more about St. John’s, the Christian faith in the Episcopal Church, and get to know you better.

Sunday Mornings for Children
For children 5th grade and under, parents please plan to walk your child to class and pick your child up from the door at 10:15.  Contact Alex Cheek with questions at

Little Lambs, for 3 and 4 year olds, is faithfully led by Ashley Jaillette in Room 129. Our youngest parishioners engage in play, story, song, and craft as they learn about the Bible.

Holy Moly! K-5th grade: Split into two age groups, these classes engage thoughtfully in Bible stories and concepts through discussion, play, and craft centered around a video. K-2 meets in Room 226 and 3rd-5th meet in Room 215. We need teachers so let Alex know if you would like to be on the teaching team for either group!!

Middle School: 6th-8th graders learn from Barbara and Bobby Jones through the Bible Project video series, traveling together through the Old and New Testament. Be ready to have your thinking caps on for some competitive trivia! Room 221.

High Schoolers are invited to come to room 222 during the Sunday School hour. We will take a look at the readings for the day and talk about what we might hear in the sermon that day. Once a month there will be the opportunity for leadership development where High Schoolers can plan to lead a portion of EYC or PreYC the following evening!

Children’s Chapel at St. John’s is a beloved tradition of storytelling, prayer, and song. Before the Gospel at the 10:30 worship service, children ages 7 and under are invited to join an adult at the back of the church to walk to the Children’s Chapel and enjoy a child-focused worship time. We’ll be using a new curriculum which incorporates prayer, play time, and songs into each lesson! Anyone interested in being a volunteer for Children’s Chapel should contact Alex. Youth are encouraged to volunteer as well!

Nursery is offered at St. John’s for children ages 3 and younger. The children of St. John’s enjoy stories and playtime in a safe and loving environment from 9:20 until the end of the later worship service. Let volunteers and staff members know if you’d like your child returned to your pew during the Peace instead. Parents of children who participate in Nursery should contact Alex to be in the rotation of volunteers.

Learn more about other important updates in the latest church newsletter: The Epistle – Sept. 21, 2023

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