St. John’s Sunday School and Nursery - 2012-2013
Welcome to St. John’s Sunday School! We’re excited to be in the midst of another year of growing together in Christian faith and fellowship – secure in our knowledge of God’s unconditional love in our lives.
The entire Sunday School area is a Peanut-Free Zone
We have a child with a severe peanut allergy. To keep everyone safe and healthy, there cannot be any snacks with peanuts, peanut butter or peanut oils. Thanks.
We work hard to be sure our Sunday School provides a safe, loving, Christian community where our babies, children, youth and their families can begin and continue their lifelong journey as followers of Jesus. All adults who regularly work with the children and youth of St. John’s have undergone a criminal background check.
At St. John’s we offer many opportunities for children and youth to live out their faith. By actively participating in Worship Services, Sunday School, Special Events, Community and World-Wide Service Projects, Vacation Bible School, attendance at summer camp and other fun and faith-filled activities, our kids will continue to grow as Christians.
Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM each Sunday morning
We encourage families to arrive at church before 9 AM so the children can participate in the first fifteen minutes of Worship downstairs to the Sunday School Chapel area. Chapel time includes praise songs, offering of our tithes and gifts and a prayer to begin our day.
**Please do not leave your child(ren) unattended in the Sunday School area prior to Chapel time. Teachers are busy getting ready for class and will not “provide childcare.”
Children then go to their Sunday School Rotation class or classroom until 10:15 AM
If the service ends before 10:15 AM, we encourage you to enjoy a few minutes of fellowship in Hartford Hall before retrieving your Sunday Schooler from the Sunday School Chapel area. We have a lot of learning to pack in and need the full hour. Picking children up early can be disruptive to the class. On the other hand, be considerate of the Sunday School teachers by picking your child(ren) up as close to 10:15 AM as possible. The teachers are volunteering their time and most have their own families waiting for them.
Sunday School Classes
We have separate rooms for:
Nursery (infant to age 3) – Sandy Shepard & volunteers
Pre-K – Amie McGlaughlin & Letitia Cauchon
6 - 8 – Jim Avrett & Mike Kelly
9 -12 – Mike Rogers & Joe Winnicki
Signs will direct you to the location of these classrooms.
Grades K - 5 will be participating in Rotation Workshops
These classes will all be held in the Sunday School rooms and Chapel area below the sanctuary.
Kindergarten - 1st - Drew Williams
2nd & 3rd - Bryan Rickman
4th & 5th - Wendy Kettlewood
Snacks in Sunday School
We have changed to Rotation Workshops and based on what class your student will be in on a particular week we would ask that you check with the class teacher before bringing in a snack. Please keep in mind if you’re bringing a snack to Sunday School try to make it a healthy snack. Parents have requested that we limit the sugar, additives and food coloring in the snacks we offer as they can cause behavior problems.
St. John’s Christian Education Program is organized as follows:
Mark Monson Alley – Senior Pastor
Wendy Cloutier – Chairperson of the Education Committee
Wendy Kettlewood – Sunday School Coordinator
Sandy Shepard – Nursery Coordinator (staff)
MaryAnn MacKenzie – Adult Studies Coordinator
Brenda Borchers – Youth Group Director (staff)
Rebecca Cotter – Wanakee Booster
We hope your child/youth will have a wonderful time in Sunday School at St. John’s. If you have any questions or concerns, please see either your child’s Sunday School teacher or Wendy Kettlewood.
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