Submit a drawing for the pageant bulletin cover!
WHAT TO DO: Draw a scene depicting a part of the Christmas story… in the past this has been the creche scene, the holy family around the manger, and the three wise men following the star. There are many scenes that could work for the cover!
WHO CAN SUBMIT A DRAWING: Any child or youth in the St. John’s Program.
DUE BY: Sunday, December 15th
OTHER DETAILS: Colorful drawings encouraged! All ages and skill levels encouraged to participate! Use this as a way to chat about the advent and Christmas stories at home while students draft their drawings. PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS SIGN THEIR WORK!
HOW TO SUBMIT: Drop off at church on Sunday or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This Sunday, Dec 15th, is our annual Lessons & Carols service at 5:30 PM.
For the first time we are hosting a complimentary Kids’ Pizza Party, including free play and art space on the lower level of Thaxter Hall. If your children will come for the pizza and fun, please RSVP to email@example.com
Kids’ space will be open at 5PM. Pizza will be served around 5:30.
Service Sunday: Santa Edition 2019!
All middle and high school youth are invited to give back to bring some Christmas cheer to our community by participating in this month’s Service Sunday.
This Sunday, December 8th, we’ll be helping with Operation Blessing’s annual Christmas toy drive by sorting toys, decorating their space for the holidays, and pitching in however else we’re needed. Operation Blessing provides the opportunity for Seacoast families struggling financially to select toys for their children. It’s a massive effort, and seeks to help our neighbors in need.
We’ll meet at Thaxter Hall at 9:30am and return at 11:30am.
Operation Blessing could always use more wrapping paper, tape, and scissors to stock their wrapping tables if you’re willing to donate.
Don’t forget… our next Youth Wednesday to Serve & Celebrate is this week!
For Middle/High Schoolers and St. John’s Music & Theater Participants (grade 3 and up).
- 5:30PM Dinner & Games in the Philbrick Room
- 7:00PM Portsmouth Halloween Parade
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP!
This Sunday is our Service Sunday for October, and we’re trying something new! It’ll be a Service Sunday in two parts. The High School and Middle School Youth Groups will meet in Thaxter Hall at 9:30am to go apple-picking. We’ll return to Thaxter Hall by 11:30am and are inviting anyone 3rd grade and up to help us make apple pies that we’ll send to Cross Roads (and maybe Gather if we make enough). Please join us!
Families are invited to hang out together, share food and drink, and watch the children entertain each other. It has become a highlight for parents who need to remember to laugh together and bask in the love and light of our children… while sipping a glass of wine with other adults!
Join us on the 26th at the Haight’s home in Greenland for our first family night of the season. Bring your favorite cider, chili, cornbread, pumpkin beverage, or apple crisp. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and it will be nice enough for a fire. Plan on bringing warm “fire clothes” if you want to relax outside. Email email@example.com for questions or details!
Mission Trip Presentation
Sunday, October 13th, 11:15am
The SJC youth who went on a mission trip to North Carolina this summer will talk about their experiences and present what they learned during their week with the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry. This presentation is part of the ongoing “Out of the Box” series that highlights ways members of SJC and others are living out their faith beyond the walls of the church.
Cooking for Cross Roads
Wednesday, October 9th, 3:00-5:45pm
Our next SJC Youth Wednesday is this week! All of our Middle Schoolers, High Schoolers, and Youth Music & Theater participants are invited to come cook for the Cross Roads community, sing & play with the music crew, and have dinner together. Our evening schedule looks like this:
The show is announced! In early January, 2020, we will embark on a new musical adventure with Into the Woods Jr.!!!
If you are interested in joining the 2020 youth musical cast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or plan to attend the preliminary cast meeting on Wednesday October 9th at 4:00-4:30PM.