Thank you for your interest in the Children’s programs of St. John’s. My name is Rona Pasch and I serve as the Director of Children and Family Ministries at St. Johns. We have many formation opportunities for children in our church community. If you have questions about any children’s program or are interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to answer any questions.

Fall 2020 Programming


Click here to complete the 2020-2021 Children PreK – 5th Grade Registration Form.

Children and families have always been a valued and essential part of the St. John’s community.  We recognize that families are operating under unusual circumstances, and while we can’t meet in the ways we have in previous years, we will try our best to meet the needs of children and their families.  This fall will consist of a mixture of online and in-person faith formation, acts of service, and fellowship with one another.  There will also be ways for parents and caregivers to meet virtually and in-person to help relieve some of the pressures you may be feeling.  Our hope is to be a resource for families to use and enjoy and we will reevaluate as we go through the year.  We welcome families of all kinds to join us this year as we start this next chapter!

*Events that are in person at SJW will include registration beforehand to best prepare supplies and monitor how many people will be in attendance. Safety measures will be included, such as mask wearing and safe distancing between family units when indoors.  These days will also be subject to change depending on state and ECMN guidelines.

*Online faith formation will include live Google Meet sessions and pre-recorded lessons.

*Specific times and links will be included in the Children and Family weekly newsletters, as well as the SJW weekly E-news.


Fall Events and Activities



St. Francis Celebration
Sunday, October 4 | St. John in the Wilderness

Faith Formation
Sunday, October 11 | Online

Adventure Day
Sunday, October 18 | Tamarack Nature Center

Faith Formation
Sunday, October 25 | Online


All Saints Celebration
Sunday, November 1 | SJW Cemetery

Faith Formation
Sunday, November 8 | Online

Adventure Day
Sunday, November 15 | Oakdale Nature Preserve

Faith Formation
Sunday, November 22 | Online

Advent Event
Sunday, November 29 | St. John in the Wilderness


Faith Formation – St. Nicholas
Sunday, December 6 | Online

Snow Adventure Day
Sunday, December 13 | Location TBD

Christmas Celebration
Sunday, December 20 | St. John in the Wilderness

Rona Pasch

Rona Pasch