Child, Youth and Family Ministry

 

St John’s Lutheran Church, Bundaberg, offers programming and Faith formation opportunities for Children, Youth and Their Families. Check out the information below.

Programs

KMotion is a program offered on Sunday mornings during School Terms for children in Prep – Year 6.  This takes place right after communion in the 10am service. Children participate in a variety of activities, games, stories & crafts that are related to that day’s Bible Reading.

ROC Youth is a program which happens the second and fourth Fridays of the month, excluding School Holidays. Youth in Year 6 – 9 are invited to join us from 7-9pm. We meet for games, activities, devotion and a snack.  A gold coin donation is requested.ROC LOGO

TGIFF –  is an occasional informal meeting for all youth in grades 6 and up.  It happens whenever there are 5 Fridays in a month, on the 5th Friday.  It is a chance for our normal ROC attenders to bring a friend and do a special fun activity.

Sprouts

SPROUTS Kids Club
For Children in  Grades 1—6. 3:00-5:00pm. See church Calendar for dates.

Offered Fortnightly on Wednesdays generally starting the second week of term. Sprouts Kids Club events are a combination of Bible story, food, fun, games, music, crafts and reflection activities.  For more information contact the Church Office.

Sign in at the Community Room, St. John’s Lutheran Church complex, Bundaberg.  Pick up is from the church—enter by Boundary Road side doors. Look for the signs!

CYFM and Worship

Community Sundays– A chance for all of the St John’s community to come together and specifically a chance to highlight the Primary School community.

School Service —An interactive worship time which is marked by a chance to wander and experience the Bible Story in active and imaginative ways, along with input from the Primary School.

Blessing Services- We will have several services through out this year with the chance to bless different members of the family.  See the calendar, and come along.

Youth-Led Services- On March 12th & September 3rd we will have special youth-led services.  Youth who are involved with our creative worship group will help plan and prepare these services.

Each week we provide resources for families with Children in Worship. We have kid’s pew bags, activity sheets and a special play area for little ones.  Ask an Usher for more details when you arrive.

Milestones

At St John’s we recognize the many changes in a life of a child, and we want to celebrate with you.  We are developing a “Milestones Ministry” where by at different points in a child’s life we come together and give families a gift and a blessing. This year we will celebrate:

Baptism Remembrance– For families who we baptized in 2016.  Join together for a special event to celebrate the joyous occasion of Baptism, and to go out encouraged.  Contact the Church office for more details, or to register your interest.

Your First Bible: Each year we have  a special event for children in Grade 1 to celebrate that reading is now part of their daily lives. We learn about and present a Bible storybook to each child for them to use at home.  Contact the Church Office to register your interest.

See also our Spiritual growth tab for more information about Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We aim to support children and families as much as we can at St John’s, so if there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to Child, Youth and Family Ministry staff via the Church Office (4152 5900) or email cyfm@stjohnsbundy.org.au.