Family Ministries Milestones

Engaging every generation and every home, equipping them to grow in grace through service, relationships, prayer and scripture! Milestone events encourage the church to partner fully with parents in celebrating unique milestones as a child grows in faith.

Milestones include:

Parent Event—An opportunity for you to learn, plan, and prepare for your child’s special upcoming Milestone, while receiving support and encouragement from Family Ministries staff and other parents.

Blessings—Formal blessings written specifically for the child by parents. Parents verbally bless their child at a Milestone’s all-church celebration.

All-church Celebrations—A formal rite or sacrament celebrated within community worship that connects God’s promise of grace with the special Milestone being celebrated.

At-home celebrations—Celebrations hosted by families at each Milestone, which vary by Milestone.

Contact Shari Buckellew, shari@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 205, for more information on these important moments in a child's life.

Engaging every generation and every home, equipping them to grow in grace through service, relationships, prayer, and scripture.
Washed and Welcome Baptism
Preschool
Kindergarten
My Bible
Holy Communion
Rite of Confirmation
Graduation