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St. John’s Thoughts

Christmas at St. John’s!

  Advent is almost here, and we'd love for you to celebrate it with us. We offer the following opportunities during Advent:     December 1-21 Each year, St. John's has a Tree of Warmth set up in the Garden Room. We invite you to help decorate it with socks, gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, or coats, which will be given out to those in the community who are in need of some warmth this season. Donations are welcome until December 21 can can be dropped off during business hours or Sunday mornings.   December 2 Join St. John’s for caroling on Sunday, December 2! We'll meet at the church at 5:00 p.m., divide into teams, and then go caroling around the neighborhood. Around 6:30 p.m. carolers (and those who aren’t up for braving the cold) are invited back to the church to enjoy cookies, cocoa, and camaraderie!  This event is

November 20th, 2018|

Children’s Sunday

This Sunday,  St. John’s children will lead the 10:30 a.m. service. All are invited to join them that evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Garden Room to watch “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” while enjoying a Thanksgiving-themed potluck!

November 7th, 2018|

Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk-or-Treat is this Sunday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.! Join us in the front parking lot for fall games, candy, and fun. Candy can still be donated at the church by Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Those willing to provide a decorated trunk are asked to be at the church by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a free event and all are welcome!

October 26th, 2018|

Wonderful Wednesday

Join us for Wonderful Wednesdays beginning today, September 19! Based on the Greatest Commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. Evening Schedule: 5:30-6:00  – Brown bag supper and fellowship 6:00-6:30  – Love God Prayer and Meditation Experience 6:30-7:30  – Love Neighbor and Love Self Classes Classes will last six weeks and are described below. Children, youth, and university ministries have activities as well! Childcare will be provided. LOVE GOD Led by Tom Simmons, this will be a time of learning and experiencing different forms of prayer and meditation from various spiritual traditions. LOVE NEIGHBOR Led by Emilee Bounds, this class will be engaging in intentional conversations around what it means to be a St. Johner, explore tools on how to build a relational culture in our congregation, discuss qualities of a leader, and begin to understand the pressures

September 19th, 2018|

Dear friends: It’s time for an update

On Friday, May 25, 2018, the Judicial Council (JC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC), the denomination’s highest court in matters of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, ruled that petitions, in addition to the bishops’ recommended One Church Plan, will be allowed at the special called 2019 General Conference. What does this mean? The constitution of The United Methodist Church states: “The purpose of [a] special session shall be stated in the call, and only such business shall be transacted as is in harmony with the purpose stated in such call...” In its call for the 2019 conference, the Council of Bishops stated, “The purpose of this special session of the General Conference shall be limited to receiving and acting upon a report from the Council of Bishops based on the recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward.” Accordingly, many were hoping that the called

July 27th, 2018|

A note from the Finance Manager:

Did you know that when you give to the church operating budget, you are giving to many different ministries of the church? When you give a regular contribution, you are supporting the staff, who aid all the ministries of the church, such as the nursery, children’s ministry, youth ministry, and university ministries? The staff also supports the benevolence ministry, music ministry, facilities upkeep, and worship ministries. Regular contributions directly support the budgets of all the above ministries, including benevolence. The food vouchers and pantry items are all covered by the operating budget. The budget also supports our efforts to feed the hungry for Fiesta Domingo. Building maintenance is also part of the operating budget. Operating costs such as air conditioning and electricity are covered by the operating budget, as well as everything needed to run the church office. All the music expenses are covered by the budget, such as scholarship

July 27th, 2018|
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