St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope

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JAM FacebookTHE KIDS’ CLUB and J.A.M. Children and youth are always welcome at services, though KIDS' CLUB and JAM (Sunday School ) are off for the summer. They will resume their program of worship and learning on Sunday, September 9. Visit Kids Club/Jam on Facebook here ».

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FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE, JAM and Kids' Club meet Sundays @ 10:30am in the Parish Hall - Anyone wishing to help out this year please see me (Karen Watson).There are very simple things you can do to help that don't even require you to join us on Sunday! - Visit Kids Club/Jam on Facebook here »- Visit Kids Club/Jam on Facebook here »

Kids’ Club (Nursery – Gr. 3)
JAM (Jesus & Me) Gr. 4 & up

led by Karen Watson & Celia McBride


Many thanks to our leaders, children and parents for supporting this vital ministry.

If you know a child who would enjoy learning about God’s love for them in Christ, please invite them and their family along! If you would like to join the children for Worship or volunteer in Kids' Club in any way contact Penny Burgess 905-885-5679


The Noah’s Ark Room is now available for young children who need feeding, changing or a break from the service. You will find it to the left of the bottom of the stairs at the front of the church.

Christmas Story rehearsals begin date TBA in November following the 10:30 Eucharist. Rehearsals will run from approximately 12:30-2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Kids' Club: Nursery – Gr. 3

Young Children and Worship is the Sunday School program being adopted by St. John’s Kids’ Club. The program works well for children of various ages and abilities.

Children and Worship presents biblical stories and parables using wooden figures to illustrate. The approach is of a sensorimotor style. Children experience rather than just learn about God and worship.

At the beginning of the children’s worship session, we assemble and meet together in our special “place”. We greet each other (with word and sign) – The Lord be with you; and also with you. We sing songs and give our offering. We prepare to hear a story of God by singing and signing – Be Still and know that I am God. A story or parable is presented using wooden figures and then there is a time to wonder and then respond with art and craft. We close by singing and signing a benediction – Go now in peace, may the love of God surround you everywhere you go.

Kid’s Club is looking for a couple of volunteers to fill in for regular teachers on and off during the year. All information for lessons and crafts etc are provided. It would involve coming a couple of Sundays to see how we run things. Please contact Penny Burgess or Karen Watson.
All children are welcome to join them in the parish hall.

J.A.M. (Jesus and Me): Gr. 4 – 8

Jesus and Me (J.A.M.) offers an extension of the Young Children and Worship Program.

It takes on a similar format but offers a more in depth approach to worship, making connections between Kids’ Club/JAM and the Church/Christianity, and preparing youth to become a integral part of Church life through worship (Altar Server, Reading of Lessons, Choir), learning (regular Sunday JAM lessons, movie and discussion) and caring for others (visiting shut ins with cookies and muffins).

Some JAM activities extend beyond the regular Church service and fellowship hours and into Sunday afternoon, in which case lunch is provided and advanced notice is given to parents or care givers.

JAM facebook page

JAM FacebookJAM also has a Facebook Page so that Parents can see upcoming lessons, events and even pictures.

Our Facebook Page may be accessed here »

For more information, call Karen Watson 905-885-8622



St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church • 33 Pine Street North • Port Hope, Ontario, Canada L1A 3G5
Phone: 905-885-2171 • Fax: 905-885-7592 • stjohns@stjohnschurchph.calocation map here »