Youth Education

Children's Church

Children's Church (a.k.a. Sunday School) is offered during our 9:30 am worship service. Children begin the service in the sanctuary with their families, and they are led to their classrooms after the opening announcements. Children in grades 4-6 attend pre-Confirmation class, and children in grades K-3 participate in Godly Play, a story-based curriculum designed to foster creativity, curiosity, and theological wondering. The children return to worship before the end of the service, usually in time for communion.

First Communion

First communion classes are offered to 4th and 5th grade youth during the season of Lent. These students receive First Communion on Maundy Thursday.  


Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th graders are led by Pastor Allison on the first and third Sundays of the month at 7 pm. This two-year program culminates in being confirmed in worship on Pentecost Sunday.  

Summer Vacation Bible School

St. John’s joins forces with several other Wilmette congregations to offer a fun active learning experience for children preschool through 4th grade.  Older children and youth are invited to assist. Newcomers and visitors welcome!

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to help teach or assist in the classroom?