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Christian Education


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School is available for all children from Pre-School through 6th grade (Pre-Confirmation).  Sunday School children start worshipping with their families during the 9:30 service, then leave as a group to go to class, then return in time to commune with their families.   Visitors are welcome and invited to join the children as they gather during the service to go downstairs.  The year begins with an Open House celebration on the Sunday following Labor Day.  Visit the Sunday School page for more details. 

CONFIRMATION

7th and 8th graders will meet Sundays following the 9:30 service. Visit the Confirmation page for more details.

FIRST COMMUNION INSTRUCTION

First Communion instruction is offered to young people entering the fifth grade or to younger children if their parents/guardians feel they are ready.  Class is held after the new year. Contact the church office for the date this year. 

SUMMER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

St. John’s joins forces with several other Wilmette congregations to offer a fun active learning experience for children pre-school – 4th grade. Older children and youth are invited to assist. Vacation Bible School is usually held in for a week in either June, July or August.  Newcomers and visitors welcome.  Click here for more details.Front Entry

ADULT EDUCATION HOUR

This group meets on Sundays at 10:50.  Small group discussion on a variety of topics organized in 4-6 week units.

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:00.  Study and discussion led by Pastor Joe McInnis and Vicar Eric Schaefer.  The group does not meet over summer.

 

MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP

Group meets at St. John’s on Thursdays at noon. The first and third weeks of the month are meet at a restaurant that has been predetermined. The second and fourth weeks are held at the church and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch, but coffee is provided. There is no men's group on the fifth Thursday of the month.  The group discusses a variety of current events.  Contact the church office at 847-251-1730 to find out where the group is meeting.