Roanoke VA

Opportunities for Children

Summer Parents' Night Out / Bricks 4 God LEGO Nights
This summer, we are partnering with Bricks 4 Kidz to host three parents' night out events. Kids will eat dinner, learn a Bible story, and build related LEGO projects. Cost is $10/child for children ages 4 and up. Childcare will be provided for children ages 0-3 at no cost. Use these links to register:

Sundays at St. John's

Childcare provided 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.  first floor
10:15 a.m. - Children’s Chapel
10:30 a.m. until the Peace -  Sunday school
Childcare provided 5:00-6:00 p.m.  first floor
5:00 p.m. The Gathering Eucharist
Children’s Chapel and Sunday school are for children in PreK - 5th grade
Children ages 2-3 will learn a Sunday school lesson with our staff on the first floor, where childcare is
provided for ages 0-3.


Whirl Classroom

Whirl is a lectionary-based curriculum that helps kids see the connections between the Bible and their own lives. Whirl uses short videos featuring characters who learn about the text, ask questions, and discover modern applications for the Bible’s teachings.

Whirl will give families opportunities to discuss the Bible together, as children and their parents will be learning about the same text each Sunday. Children will also leave class each week with extension activities and discussion questions for the family.

Another feature of the Whirl curriculum is that it teaches children about the church seasons. Each lesson relates to the church calendar, and the lesson materials are color-coded to match the seasons of Pentecost, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter. Children will not only study the Bible, but they will also learn about the church and how we worship together.

At St. John’s, we are committed to children’s safety. We screen all volunteers who work with children with a complete criminal background check and provide training in Safeguarding God’s Children, the Episcopal Church’s program for recognizing and preventing child abuse. 
Meredith Harper
Minister to Children and Families
Facebook: St John’s Kids and Families