Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, St. John’s welcome you!  We hope you will visit us this Sunday or during the week.  After the Sunday service, look for our greeters at the exits of the church who can provide you with more information about St. John’s and answer any questions you may have.

Office hours:  8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

You may email us at info@saint-john.org or contact the church office at (850) 222-2636 for more information.

Another option is to fill out a Newcomer Form and email it back to Lisa@saint-john.org . A member of the clergy will be in touch.



SUNDAY SERVICES 

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, choirs & Children's Chapel

11:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, choir

5:30 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Chapel

8:00 p.m. - Compline in the church 

WEEKDAY SERVICES

 7:15 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Wednesday)
 12:10 p.m. - Monday, Friday, Holy Eucharist, (Chapel); Wednesdays - Healing Service

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>  St. John’s is located at 211 N. Monroe Street in downtown Tallahassee.

We are on the corner of Call and Monroe Streets next to Capital City Bank. 

> Parking is available along Call and Calhoun Streets or behind our Bookstore on

   Calhoun Street.

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St. John’s is a welcoming community. Daily worship, a bustling cafe and bookstore and meeting spaces are open to the public. We are a downtown church that joyfully extends our hospitality to our members and the community. Be sure to see one of our greeters after the service who can provide you with information about St. John’s and answer your questions.

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What types of programs are available for children and youth?     We offer engaging 
spiritual enrichment opportunities for children and youth. Click here for more
information on children and youth.

What is the purpose of St. John’s?    We seek to love and serve Christ and our neighbors in Tallahassee and the world. More on our Core Values

What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?    We have a wonderful web resource that explains the Episcopal life and what it means to be an Episcopalian. If you need more information, contact us. We look forward to seeing you.

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Loving and serving Christ and Our Neighbors in Tallahassee and the World.

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Children's Ministry - Opportunities

Click Here for the Weekly Children's Email

The Sunday School Year resumes September 10, 2017 at 10:15am. 

Childcare

St. John’s offers professionally staffed children’s nurseries every Sunday from 8:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Our staff is trained in Safeguarding God's Children policies. Nurseries are located on the bottom floor of the preschool wing (through the double doors across Alfriend Hall and down the steps). Parents will receive a pager for use during church services.

Children's Homily and Children's Chapel

Children in Pre-K thru Second Grade are invited forward to the steps in the church after the Gospel reading for a Children's homily given by Sunday's preacher. After the homily, children go to Children's Chapel in the Choir room with our volunteers for their own story and singing time. They return in time for the exchanging of the Peace. Children's Homily and Children's Chapel occur at the 9 a.m. service only (10 a.m. service during the summer schedule).

Children's "Quiet as a Mouse" bags and Bulletins.

Each week you will find baskets with small totes full of crayons, paper, and soft toys. We invite your children to take a bag with them to their pew if they would like to color or draw during the service. We also offer "The Sunday Paper" affixed to a clipboard each week which illustrates the Gospel lesson for the day in cartoon form. These baskets can be found by the back pew in the main sanctuary and right inside the door by the Chapel. Please return the clipboards and totes at the end of the service so we can have them ready for the next service!

INFANTS AND TODDLERS

St. John’s offers professionally staffed children’s nurseries starting at three months of age every Sunday from 8:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Nurseries are located on the bottom floor of the preschool wing (through the double doors across Alfriend Hall and down the steps). Parents will receive a pager for use during church services.

ELEMENTARY

Our Children's Sunday School Program during the Academic Year

St. John's invites all preschool through 5th grade aged children to join the Sunday School programs this fall! Classes will start on September 10. Registration is in August but any child is welcome to join a class at anytime even if not registered! Teachers will have the registration forms once classes start so you complete it then also. All teachers are Safeguarding God's Children trained and there will always be two teachers in the classrooms.

We don't want you to miss out on Sunday School because you don't know where the classrooms are - please ask an usher, greeter, or parishioner and we will get you to the right place! Please contact Lizbeth Childs, children's Sunday school coordinator, at lizbethchilds@gmail.com or Mother Abi with any questions!

Sunday Mornings: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in designated classrooms.

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners meet in the classrooms above the Nursery with teachers using Godly Play to tell Bible stories and learn all about Jesus and God's love. Godly Play is a Montessori inspired program that allows children to wonder and self discover through play, beautiful wooden figures, and felt landscapes. Each Sunday the children will also "break bread" together during snack and typically do a craft that is centered on that week's theme. Since children may be in preschool for several years, the preschool Sunday school classroom has lots of children repeat until they are old enough to move over to the Kindergarten class. Children in the Godly Play classrooms will learn The Doxology as their memory work!

First Grade, Festal Eucharist, meets in the Sunday School wing on the second story. This is a special year for the St. John's first graders. During this year, they will tour the entire church, hear from and interview the Priests and lay leaders, and reflect on Baptism. It is amazing all that the children do during this year! Festal means "Celebratory" and comes from the same root as "festive." At the end of the Sunday School year, the church will recognize and celebrate with them as the class joins in Eucharist together. The service will include a prayer written by the first grade class. After the service there will be a wonderful reception that all are invited to join. Each of the children will receive a prayer book at the reception. Children in first grade will study and memorize The Lord's Prayer and make beautiful shell cross Christmas Ornaments.

Second Grade, meets in the Sunday School wing on the second story. During the Second Grade year, children will learn all about the Old Testament using the Workshop Cycles curriculum. In the fall the themes are: The Story of Samuel, David, Jeremiah, and Judge Judy. In the Spring the themes are: Esther, Moses, and Caterpillar to Butterfly. The teachers have fun and unique ways to teach the lessons using food, crafts, games, theatre, and more! In addition Second graders will learn about the Fruits of the Spirit and make popsicle manger Christmas ornaments. 

Third Grade, meets in the Sunday School wing on the second story. During the Third Grade year, children will learn all about the New Testament using the Workshop Cycles curriculum. In the fall the themes are: When Jesus was a child, Miracles of Jesus, The Disciples, and Emmanuel. In the spring the themes are: John the Baptist, The Good Shepard, and God’s Family Tree. The teachers have fun and unique ways to teach the lessons using food, crafts, games, theatre, and more! Third graders will learn about the Beatitudes and make puzzle piece wreath Christmas ornaments.

Fourth and Fifth Grade, meet as one class in the Sunday School wing on the second story. During this year, children will learn all about the church through studies such as All About the Bible, Baptism, How to be Disciples, Ways to Pray, and Missions. Fourth and Fifth graders will study Philippians 4:8 and make tower bell and nativity scene wreath Christmas ornaments. During this year, children in the class have the opportunity to read the Decalogue during the Lenten church services. 

 

2017-2018 Children’s Ministry- Who’s Who?

  • Pre-K Team: Robin Krause, Linda Palmer, Sarah Descalsota
  • Kindergarten Team:   Natalie Collins,
  • 1st Grade Festal Eucharist - Mandy Schnittker, Tanya Evers, Lizbeth Childs
  • 2nd Grade - Matthew Gregory, Christa Perkins, Jackie Goodson
  • 3rd Grade - Sara Merrill, Janine Couch, Dustin Paulson
  • 4th/5th Grade - Sarah Ball Miller, John Perkins, David Childs

 

Children’s Ministry Chair for Vestry: Kelly Kirby and Adam Blalock

Nursery Coordinator: Alli Liby Schoonover

 

For more information contact: Mother Abi Moon

 

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