Community Connections


Family Fun Events

Periodically Scheduled 

Weekend Late Afternoons or Early Evenings

ffnThroughout the year, Family Fun Nights are sponsored for church, preschool, and community families at no cost to them.  Each event features some form of entertainment and refreshments. Past activities have included crafts, live performances, and movies.   It is always a fun time of fellowship for those who attend.



Easter Eggstravaganza

Holy Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

eggstravaganzawebSt. John welcomes community families each year for a morning of Easter fun. In addition to looking for treat-filled plastic eggs, children have the opportunity to participate in games and to make faith-based crafts throughout the event. There is also a puppet show. It is always a joy-filled morning and an opportunity for members to serve before and during the event.



Vacation Bible School

Four-Year-Olds through Grade 6

A Week in July

vbsChildren from St. John and the community make new friends when they attend Vacation Bible School (VBS) focused on a faith and fun-filled theme. Children rotate in grade level groups to enjoy a Bible-based lesson, crafts, games, music, and snack all focused on the week’s theme. A nominal materials fee is charged per family regardless of the number of children attending. Payment is made on the first day of VBS. Registration begins May 15 or you can sign up on the first day. 



Cemetery Walk

Saturday in September

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

cemeterywalk1Each year the Darien Historical Society and St. John Lutheran Church Trustees jointly sponsor a tour of the church's cemetery located at Clarendon Hills Road and 67th Street in Darien. Select grave sites are visited with first person narrators in period costume who share insight into the person buried, their family, and the contribution they made to local history.




On October 31 or the Saturday Preceding It

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

trunkortreat2St. John hosts a community Trunk-or-Treat each year. Families are invited to bring their children and grandchildren for treats and games in decorated vehicles located in our traffic-free and supervised parking lot.



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