Youth and Family

Fall 2020 Youth Programming

We miss seeing our youth and families in person and pray that you all are doing well, staying safe, learning a lot now that the academic year has resumed, and having fun!

We are excited to share with you a bit about our current online family activities: Kid Chat, Teen Talk, Family Fridays and Postcards of Praise.

Our Kids Chat and Teens Talk this month will be on October 25. We would like to invite participants to wear their favorite Halloween costume to the group Zoom meeting. Let’s see who has the best costume! We will also be going over scripture for Halloween and why this is a significant holiday for the church, even though it may not seem like it should be. We invite our parish family and new friends who want to join in! All you need to do is let our Associate for Youth and Family Ministries, Josh Corsaro, know you'd like to be added to the email list to receive your Zoom invitation.

Postcards of Praise are colorful cards we mail to families who want to receive them each month. The postcard contains a scripture passage and topic ideal for personal reflection or family discussion. The topic of each month's card is also the conversation prompt for our monthly Kid Chat and Teen Talk via Zoom. Again, email Josh if you'd like to be added to the connection list.

Family Friday videos continue with the adventure theme and explore the church building and interesting places we do not usually get to see. Feel free to follow them on our Facebook page (sjtulsa) and share the video with other friends and families, even if they are not a part of a church. We may not be able to meet in person, but we can always share the gift of love and joy that comes through Jesus Christ through virtual means. We have some great ones archived. Check them out!

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to email Josh at jcorsaro@sjtulsa.org

Services and Sunday Schools

COVID-19 Update: The following services and programs are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 precautions and at the advisement of the office of the Bishop of Oklahoma. The following information reflects our offerings prior to suspension for the pandemic. We look forward to having all our families, and welcoming new ones, as soon as safely possible.

About Our Family Worship Service

In a typical church, there are three programs running at the same time: the adults’ service, the youth service, and the children’s service. Here at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, we want to challenge the typical system and combine the three into one family service. Our Family Service is a modified Holy Eucharist Rite II traditional service that allows for inter-generational worship. Our goal is simple: introducing children, youth and adults to our rich tradition to encounter God and begin a relationship with Him. We meet Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

About Our Sunday Schools

All our Sunday Schools start at 10:10 a.m. following the Family Service reception in our Common Room.

Nursery

Our nursery opens at 9:00 a.m. and accommodates children between the ages of infant to four years. Our goal is to allow children to not only have a safe environment to play in, but to also help them grow in understanding of God and how loving He is. 

Elementary

Our Elementary Sunday School consists of children PreK through sixth  and focuses on building a foundation for children to read the Bible and follow its teachings, specifically through games and activities relating to Biblical stories.

Youth

Our Youth Classes build off the foundation of our Elementary Sunday School and teach how to apply the Bible to real world scenarios. The goal is to strengthen relationship with Christ and community with fellow Christian youth.