Youth & Family

Confirmation Classes

Joint Confirmation Class is at St. John’s on April 14. Students, please be sure to remember to bring your Bible and Small Catechism to class. If you have misplaced either, please let Pastor Jacob know so arrangements can be made for class. Special note for Parents/Guardians and Congregation Members: Confirmation Class meal helpers are still […]


Vacation Bible School is just around the corner: Mark your calendars for June 23-25 CommUNITY VBS at First Presbyterian Church and also June 30 for the CommUNITY VBS Worship Service at Grandon Civic Center.

Sunday School Schedule for April

4/7: Lesson 11-Jesus Blesses the Children4/14: Music & Popcorn4/21: Activity-Spring Shut-In Bags4/28: Lesson 12-Jesus Heals the Two Blind Men

April Noisy Offerings

For April, the noisy offerings are going to Another Child Foundation (ACF). ACF strives to be faithful in the Just Cause of being a Voice for the Voiceless child. Some of this work happens through the Point of Hope Development Center (POH) located in Tarneveni, Romania. POH provides many essential services including Education, Food, Hot […]

Buddy Bags Update

Sunday School Youth and Families: Please be sure to mark your calendars for April 24, the next scheduled Buddy Bags assembly date. On that date we’ll once again gather at 7 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church (2200 16th Ave, Sterling, IL  61081) to help assemble Buddy Bags for students in the community.

Confirmation Sunday

Confirmation Students and Families: Be sure to mark your calendars for June 2nd—Confirmation Sunday! As we get closer to June, reminders will be sent out about preparing student’s faith statements and selecting their Confirmation Verse (favorite Bible verse), as well as when to pick up a confirmation gown, and information on making a confirmation stole.

Confirmation Schedule for 2023-24 Year

I am pleased to share that after much conversation with Pastor Bree and Pastor Makayla, Immanuel, St. Paul, and St. John’s will once again be collaborating for shared Confirmation Classes during the 2023 – 2024 Academic Year. This collaboration will once again allow for youth from all three congregations to gather for Bible Study, conversations […]

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