Children's Faith Formation

Education and Spiritual Growth for Children

St. John's is committed to the Christian Education of our children. Our staff and volunteers work to create an exciting program that helps our children know God, while offering them a safe and accepting church home.

Children's Chapel will be held via ZOOM on Sunday, May 31st. Please refer to Rev. Joanne's weekly email for log-in information.

Children's Chapel Supplement: May 31

chapel song: holy spirit fills me up

Godly Play: pentecost, may 31

children's chapel via facebook/Sundays, 9:30 a.m.*

* Please Note: On weeks that Children's Chapel is broadcast on Facebook, people without Facebook accounts will need to wait until the livestream has ended before being able to view Children's Chapel.

Covid e-book suitable for children & teens



Children's Faith Formation Registration

Adult Volunteer Registration Form

Children's Faith Formation offers education and experiences for infants through fifth grade: Children gather in classrooms at 9:00 a.m. on each Sunday for an hour of faith, fellowship and fun! Visit the Information Center in the lower level of St. John's  Center for Ministry and Education (CME) to register and/or locate your child's class. Registration is on going for Children's Faith Formation (CFF). Sessions are from mid-September to early June.

The Children’s Faith Formation Commission supports Sunday morning formation, Vacation Bible School, and the many special events offered to children from birth through fifth grade. The Commission focuses on children’s spirituality and involves children in all facets of worship, education and church community life.

Registration for Children's Faith Formation is free: Please register on any Sunday in the program year. Download form, complete and submit to:
• Visit the Information Center table in the lower level of the CME, between 8:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. on a Sunday when classes are in session; or,
• Mail/deliver the form St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Life Center (PLC) Attn: Denise Vesuvio, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

Supervised Nursery – At St. John’s, wherever and whenever we gather in God’s name, every child is welcome in worship.

If parents prefer, there is Sunday supervised nursery care for infants and toddlers under three years of age.  Drop-In Care is for the 10:15 a.m. worship services and the 9:00 faith formation hour, in CME room 141 starting at 8:50 a.m. First time visit register at Nursery. On Christmas Eve, New Year, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day and One Worship Sunday no supervised nursery service available. 

Soft Space is always available with no age restriction when visiting the Historic Church. It’s downstairs; anyone may follow worship through the use of an audio system and screen. Families are welcome to take a quiet break during the service in this space, or stay downstairs for as much of the worship as preferred. 

The 2019-20 program year runs September 22, 2019 - June 7, 2020 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Sundays in the Center for Ministries & Education (CME) building.  Contact: Director of Children’s Faith Formation: at 410-461-7793, ext. 429


Children's Faith Formation Registration

Adult Volunteer Registration Form

Upcoming Events

View all events