Intergenerational Ministry

St John's offers regularly scheduled opportunities for people of all ages to gather together for faith formation, worship, fellowship, and food. Check out the events below and download a poster with all of the dates to post at home.


2024 Intergenerational Ministry at St. John’s Peterborough

 

 Tuesday, February 13 2024: Shrove Tuesday Join us at 5pm in the Church for a guided or self-directed tour of our beautiful church. Learn some fun facts and fill out a bingo card for some Mardi Gras inspired prizes. Pancake dinner downstairs with take home Lenten Bags to help us observe the season of Lent.

 

Friday, March 22 2024: Holy Week & Easter Join us in the lower hall for an Easter inspired all ages activity, followed by an intergenerational telling of the Easter Story in the church. We will end our time together with dinner in the lower hall.

 

Friday, May 17 2024: Pentecost Help us celebrate the birthday of the church with an Intergenerational Paint Night,  which will also include a BBQ dinner, cake,  and service of Evening Prayer to share the story of Pentecost.

 

Friday, October 11 2024: Harvest Let’s celebrate the bounty of the harvest and offer our thanksgivings with an intergenerational activity in the lower hall, an opportunity to give thanks in a service of Evening Prayer, followed by a harvest inspired meal.

***As you are able, please plan to bring a donation for our local food bank

 

Friday, December 6 2024: The Feast of St. Nicholas Let’s learn about the legends and stories of Saint Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, whose Saint Day  we celebrate today. We will be making seasonal decor, offering an Advent service of Evening Prayer, followed by a festive meal.

 

~ALL ARE WELCOME~

All events begin at 5pm and end around 7pm

Email Deacon Deb Wilson for more information

Other Adult Learning Opportunities

Programs of Bible Study and spiritual growth are ongoing in the parish throughout the year. Whether it is an intimate small study group or larger learning events, St. John’s has groups for all adults.


Book and Bible studies happen throughout the year and especially in the seasons of Lent and Advent.

Library

The library is a comfortable place to browse and relax. Christian literature and videos are available for all ages. Parishioners may borrow material for personal enjoyment, recreation, education or guidance.

Ash Wednesday Youth Program

Every year on the first Wednesday in Lent youth aged 5 to 18 are invited to participate in St John's Ash Wednesday Youth Program.  The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Youth can be dropped off at the Brock St entrance starting at 8:00 a.m. and supervision is provided until 4:00 p.m.  All youth are welcome to attend, especially those raised in the Anglican or Lutheran traditions.


The program includes music, a craft/creative time, time for prayer and conversation, a scavenger hunt around the parish buildings, and participation in the Ash Wednesday Liturgy with the adult congregation at 10:00 a.m.  Healthy snacks and lunch are provided.  There is no cost for the day.


To register, please download the registration form below.  It may be completed on your computer and emailed to the office or printed and completed and returned by hand.


If your child requires a letter explaining their absence from school, the Rector has written one indicating that this is a legitimate absence for religious instruction.  You can download the letter below, print it, and fill in your child's name in the space provided.


Download:          REGISTRATION FORM                    LETTER OF EXPLANATION