Children and Teens at St. John's

The Children’s program will take a summer break until end of September. Children are invited to worship with their parents in the sanctuary this coming Sunday.
 
Please note that the Nursery will not be available at this time.
 
Masks and social distancing will be required during our time together. We will take attendance and temperature checks as children arrive. Feast will not be served at this time. 
If children, teens, and volunteers are not feeling well, please stay home! If someone does face a potential exposure, please tell Gene Zacharewicz and Kathy McBride to discuss next steps. For the full guidelines, please see the attached guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Many thanks in advance for your cooperation; we’re looking forward to gathering all together!

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES!

Volunteer Opportunities with Building One Community
Homework Club Online and Youth Group – English Language Learning (ELL) Tutor

There are currently two great opportunities available for teenagers 14 years and older with Building One Community.
Building One Community’s mission is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families. Check out the attached flyer to see how you can be involved helping immigrants feel welcome and enriching the entire community!

RESOURCES BELOW!!!

Mental health resources for kids during COVID

It’s no secret that COVID has caused anxiety and stress for most of us. For parents with children at home, this means navigating tough conversations and helping little ones who don’t yet know how to manage their own feelings. To help those in this situation, sleep experts created the guide Bedtime & Mental Health: 19 Apps for Parents Amid COVID:

https://myslumberyard.com/blog/bedtime-apps-for-kids-covid/

This guide highlights the key struggles that many children are facing during these uncertain times while also providing solutions to help combat them. It compiles nineteen apps to aid in meditation, bedtime routine, yoga, and white noise as well as other ways to facilitate quiet time without technology.

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES!

Parenting in the Wilderness: A Sacred Space for Connection & Fun with the ECCT!

9am, Noon or 8:30pm the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 

Word on the street is that parenting and providing care for children of all ages has been a bit more (ahem) challenging in the last few months. While many of us have reached our Zoom limits, ECCT invites you into a sacred space of compassion and grace, hoping to provide some support and fellowship to those of us struggling to make it all work, as we care for children. We hope to have a little fun together, too. Each meeting, we’ll gather together with clergy and lay facilitators to hold one another up. 

Join the Zoom conversations here!

Please be sure your name in your Zoom “square” displays your name & your parish affiliation, so that we can safely be in conversation.