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.

St. John’s Camp Elmwood is running from August 1 through August 5.Volunteers are needed to assist Camp Elmwood with check-in and sign-out 8:30 to 10:00 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm during Camp week.  St. John’s Camp Elmwood invites all of you to attend its closing barbeque on Friday, August 5 at 5pm followed by a camp program that features performances by the campers — the conclusion of another year of Camp Elmwood’s amazing outreach to our neighborhood and beyond which has become a revered institution at our Church.

knittingneedelsThe St. John’s Knitting Ministry… meets the first and third Friday of every month (August 5 and 19) in the church office around 1:30pm. 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!

 Horizon Bible Study . . . Pastor Max is our speaker for our meeting on August 18. We will gather at 12 noon, lunch in hand, in the Campbell Reception Room, and then turn the meeting over to Max, who has graciously accepted our invitation. The new materials for 2016-2017 have arrived. They will be available at our meeting on August 18. This year’s study is titled, “Who Is Jesus?” Each month, the author will pursue that question through a different lens. Copies are available for $10.00 each, payable to Sally Hussey. The author of this year’s study is presenting an overview of the topic on Saturday, September 10 at SFTS (San Francisco Theological Seminary). It takes place from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Check with Sally Hussey if you would like to accompany her and to register for the event.

happysadtheatremaskFlick Flak Film Group . . . Well, we’ve done it again, chosen three (3) movies for August! The recommendations came from Glenda, Fred and Sally (films from New Zealand, the US, and Korea). They are “The Wilder People,” “Cafe Society,” and “My Love, Don’t Cross That River.” All are playing at local theaters. You don’t have to see all three (or two or none) to attend the potluck dinner and movie discussion! Just bring food to share at 6:30 pm to the Campbell Reception Room on Friday, August 26, and enjoy the company. We always have a good time!

September Newsletter
Catch up on the latest news.

The next meeting of the Literature Group will be Thursday, August 25, at 2;30 pm, in the Office Break Room. All are welcome.

stjohnschildcare4040th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, August 20, 4pm to 8pm

Join St. John’s Child Care Program for the 40th Anniversary with dinner and silent auction. Funds contributed will go towards a lasting fiscal safety net for families and for the Center by increasing the amount of tuition assistance available for family emergencies and middle income families, and addressing present and future maintenance needs. Hoping to raise $40,000, the Child Care Center asks you to please donate what you can. We will provide documentation to substantiate your tax-deductible contributions. Please forward this link to friends and alumni — when you share the link on FACEBOOK, we will automatically earn $37. Our rough estimate is that more than 1500 babies, toddlers and preschoolers have spent busy days at St. John’s since 1976. St. John’s members Sally Hussey and Kim Lynch Satterfield are among those who started and sustained ChildCare during its early years.

Read more about St. John’s ChildCare Program on our website or go directly to their website: https://www.sites.google.com/site/stjohnit/OurProgram

Science, Religion and the Climate Crisis . . . click to watchScience, 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, Religion and the Climate Crisis Forum, presented by St. John’s, may be viewed here:   http://youtu.be/UbarJmggHVk