Roanoke VA

Opportunities for Children

Register for kids' summer events

Bricks 4 God
Parents enjoy a night out while kids eat dinner, learn a Bible story, and build Biblically-inspired LEGO projects.
Nursery provided for children 0-3.

Saturday, June 20, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Moses 

Friday, July 17, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Joseph
Thursday, August 6, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Samson Registration Full

Lunch and Play at Fishburn Park
Fun for the whole family!
Sunday, August 23, 12:00 p.m.  RSVP

Click here to see the Children's Ministry Misson, Values, and Goals

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Click here to register for St. John's Kids Club

Bible Study with Mrs. Meredith
Sundays at 9:15 a.m.

We invite children in grades K-5 to meet Mrs. Meredith Harper in the Gathering Area by the Parish Hall. The leaders take children to their classroom, where they’ll hear and retell Bible stories appointed for that Sunday in worship, and make related crafts.

Children’s Church, ages 4-8

Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 1st floor

During the 10:30 a.m. service, children ages 4-8 are invited to process behind the children’s cross to Children’s Church on the first floor. In Children’s Church, they learn about Episcopal worship, hear stories and sing songs that are just right for young ones. Children rejoin their families in “big church” before communion

St. John's Singers

The St. John's Singers, for grades 4-12, gives youth a chance to explore their heritage while also studying and performing a variety of musical styles. It is designed to offer a comprehensive and enjoyable experience in music (much like private lessons without the expense) while providing opportunities to learn about and serve God and the church. Rehearsals are held from 3:30 until 4:45 on Sunday afternoons. A commitment to regular attendance is necessary. For more information, please contact Mike Milam, Assistant Minister of Music, at ‚Äč

St. John’s Kids Club
Friends, fun, and faith…join the club!
Sundays at 6:15 p.m., 3rd floor

Come be a part of our exciting Sunday evening program for grades K-3. Children participate in both meaningful Christian education and engaging musical opportunities. At the conclusion of the 5:00 p.m. worship service, kids lead the congregation to dinner. After a quick dinner themselves, they are ready to “join the club” each week at 6:15 p.m. continuing until 7:30.

Parent volunteers are needed and welcome to assist in many different ways. This means that adults can “join the club” too! If you would like to help or would like more information, contact Rachel Levine, Children’s Discipleship Committee chair, at, Mike Milam, Assistant Minister of Music, at, Peggy Schaaf, Asst. Director of Children's Music at, or Meredith Harper, Minister to Children and Families at

Child Care for those 4 and under

The nursery is on the first floor and is easily accessible via the Elm Avenue entrance to the church. Child care is available for children, infants through preschool on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


During office hours on weekdays, visit St. John’s Parish Library on the fourth floor to find books on the Episcopal Church, faith formation for families, and books with spiritual and religious themes for children. There are also books and gifts with spiritual and religious themes for children for sale at the Canterbury Books and Gift Shop.


For questions about ministries to children and families, contact Meredith Harperat 343-9341 or