Strengthening your family is one of the highest priorities at St. John's.
That is why we commit so much of our time, energy, and resources to being together as a community of faith. Families just work better when they are part of a community --- all families. St. John's not only recognizes but truly celebrates all the different ways families are formed. From traditional families to families of affinity and choice, we welcome the rich diversity of human love as expressed when people
create a family. Each wedding, each baptism, each confirmation, each celebration of a major life accomplishment -- whether graduation or retirement, first anniversary or fiftieth-- is an occasion to strengthen that family and to celebrate with them.
Throughout the year there are many activities and events that involve both the children and adults of the parish. Here are just a few:
- Staten Island Yankees Game Night
- Pumpkin Picking at Pouch Camp
- Church Barbecues and Dinners (lots of those!)
- Breakfast with Santa
- Troop 43 Camp-o-ree on the Rectory Lawn
- Year-round Sunday School
- Christmas Tree Decorating Party
And, the list goes on.
In addition to all the activities, families also are encouraged to participate in the liturgy of the church. Many of the children and young adults serve as acolytes. Adults serve as Chalice Bearers, Eucharistic Visitors, and Ushers. Every Fifth Sunday is Youth Sunday where the youth of the parish take over many of the adult roles in the liturgy and hear an interactive youth sermon from the Rector.
In all these ways and more, St. John's makes the commitment to be a stable and lifelong resource for you and your family.