Youth & Families
‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’ Matthew 19:14
Children, youth, and young adults are most welcome at St. John’s! Not just because the church has a lot to offer them, but because they have so much to offer the church. We are grateful for the gifts and perspectives of our young parishioners, and their presence makes our community whole.
The foundation of our Christian faith is the Word: we hear it in the voice of Jesus and in Holy Scripture, we share it in prayer and we encounter it in the silent language of the Holy Spirit that courses through our lives and the lives of our young members. The Word is living and true and at St. John’s children of all ages can encounter it in all manner of ways. Come and see that we are faithful and dedicated to giving even the youngest persons the chance to discover themselves in faith and to wonder at the mystery that unites us all!
So, please explore our offerings for the Christian development of our young parishioners. On the Youth Formation and Worship page you will find a summary of all the Sunday morning programs as well as the opportunity to volunteer with those programs. There you will also find information on our Confirmation class.
Follow the Opportunities for Youth & Families link and discover how St. John’s provides for our young parishioners a chance to share in fellowship and to offer their gifts through service to the greater community.
From September through mid-June
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available during the 10:00 a.m. service on Sundays. The Nursery is located on the second floor of the Parish Hall down the hall, second door on the right. Children are always welcome in church, too. To enroll your child in The Nursery, please click HERE.
Our young children (PreK …
For families with children who aren’t yet teenagers, we offer regular Family Friday events. A casual dinner, usually held at the Rectory, with a seasonal activity. We press cider, bake bread, decorate the church for Christmas and plant flowers for the spring garden.
The Cold Springers – a youth group for teenagers – also meets regularly. We gather in Bleecker Hall on Sunda…Read More »
The Handbell Choir performs during the Sunday service several times throughout the year, and plays at the Sunday evening concert in December. The church is pleased to have a set of Whitechapel English handbells, by the maker of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. The group is open to all, from 4th grade through adult, who have some musical background, although experie…
Cold Spring Harbor Nursery School is a non-profit, cooperative nursery school which is taught by teachers and run by parents. The school has a rich history, having been a part of the community since 1938. Although it is located at St. John's Church, the non-denominational school is independently operated.
The school is in session Monday through Thursday, from 9:00-11:45…