Join us for worship each Sunday morning at 10:00. Reflecting the unique community in which God has placed us, we are a multi-generational gathering of believers, who seek to know and love God as we pursue God’s vision of peace and justice in our community and the world. We welcome your participation in worship, ministries, programs and mission.
Youth Ministry for grades 6-12
Preparations are underway for our St. John’s annual Christmas Pageant to be presented by the children and youth of the church on Sunday, December 13 during worship. Additional rehearsals will be held at our Pizza Party with games and practice on Saturday, November 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Our final stage rehearsal and cast party is Friday, December 11, beginning at 5:30pm. Parts assignedt hus far are Jesus (Colin Thistlethwaite), Mary (Nyasha Takawira), Inn Keeper (Ethan Saldinger) and Mr. Sheep (Jack Herwood). All children and youth should contact Fred Harvey to choose parts. Invite friends and family. New cast members are wlecome at any time. For information, contact Fred Harvey.
The St. John’s Knitting Ministry… meets the first and third Friday of every month in the church office break room, at about 1:30. In November we will meet the 6th and 20th. We knit shawls for friends and members of our congregation who are going through a difficult time, also hats and scarves for the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center. All are welcome. Come join us for tea, cookies and conversation. If you don’t knit and would like to learn, we would be happy to teach you — or just drop in at any meeting to visit!
Horizons Bible Study will meet on Thursday, November 19, from 12 to 2:30pm in Campbell. Kathy Pratt will lead the discussion on Lesson Two””The life-giving waters of baptism, throughout the Biblical narrative and meaning for our lives today.” Matthew 3:13-17 is the scripture passage. Bring your lunch, your Bible and questions, and the “Come to the Waters” Bible study book. .
Flick Flak Film Group . . . Our next get-together is planned for Friday, December 4. Movies to see before then are “Bridge of Spies” and “Truth.” Come and join us for a lively evening of delicious potluck and lots of talk in the Campbell Reception Room. Enter through small Patio on Forest Street near the Sanctuary. Questions? Call Sally Hussey.
La Peña Community Chorus will be providing the music for the worship service on Sunday, November 15. The La Peña Community Chorus has been singing songs of justice, peace and hope for more than 30 years. The chorus grew from refugees from the Chilean military dictatorship, who founded La Peña Cultural Center in 1975. The original mission of the Chorus was one of solidarity with the resistance against the dictatorship in Chile. Over the years this broadened to include many benefit concerts in solidarity with the people of El Salvador and Nicaragua, and towards other struggles closer to home.
Stewardship season is upon us!
Please give thoughtful consideration to your 2016 financial pledge to St. John’s and make a commitment. We will dedicate pledges in church on Sunday, November 22. You can also return your pledge card in the mail, email to our financial secretary, Elisay Digiuseppe, or drop it off at the church office.
Literature Club will meet on Thursday, December 3 at 2:30pm in the office. We will discuss Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The Scarlet Letter” and his short story “Rappiccini’s Daughter.” All are welcome.
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Family Faith Formation Bible Study
On Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, March 31, April 24, and May 22, join other parents and caregivers as we explore how to encourage or children’s faith, support each other and grow closer to God. We will meet after worship, at 11:30 am in the Ark Annex. Please bring lunch for your family, Childcare is provided. Contact Amber Jolly.
Science, Religion, and the Climate Crisis
Science and religion need not clash; what keeps some from signing on to be part of the solution? What are the roots of their resistance? Science, Religiona dn the Climate Crisis Forum, presented by St. John’s, may be viewed here: http://youtu.be/UbarJmggHVk