Posts by LeeL

New Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Named

We are pleased to announce that Ayana S. Grady has accepted the position of Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at St. John’s. Ayana was unanimously and enthusiastically recommended by the search committee. She will begin her duties on October 1. Ayana has served in Episcopal youth ministry for the past sixteen years and […]

Faith Cafe Augments Services to the Homeless

Beginning August 1, Faith Cafe, South Tampa Ecumenical Ministries’ (STEM) outreach to the homeless and hungry, began offering dinner on Sunday evening, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., at its 1340 South Clearview Avenue location. STEM member churches are rotating the Sunday supper service. St. John’s could be one of those churches if we are able to […]

Hurricane Irma Closing Schedule

Based on the current tracking information for Hurricane Irma, we have decided to cancel services and all other activities this Sunday. The parish offices will close at noon on Friday to allow our staff to make personal preparations. The office will remain closed on Monday. The current plan is to reopen on Tuesday for regular […]

Walking the Mourner’s Path: Transforming Grief into Joyful Living

We will offer the 8-week program Walking the Mourner’s Path at St John’s this fall, starting on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Walking the Mourner’s Path is a Christ-centered bereavement and grief support program whose purpose is to transform grief into joyful living by offering the outstretched hand of Christ.  It is a group-centered workshop […]

Children’s Ministry Upcoming Dates

Sunday, September 10 – Sunday School Kick-Off (9:15 a.m., Parish Hall) Sunday, September 24 – Family Services Reconvene (9:15 a.m., Parish Hall) Friday, September 22 – Family Game Night (6:00 p.m., Parish Hall) Sunday, October 1 – Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups Begin (During Sunday School Check-In) Sunday, October 22 – Pumpkin Painting Party (4:00 p.m., Parish […]

St. John’s Staff News

After 18 years of dedicated service, Jim Armstrong, Director of Operations of St. John’s School and Church, is moving on to a new chapter of his career. We are grateful for Jim’s long history as a pivotal part of St. John’s Parish and wish him all the best! Although we are sorry to see Jim […]

Tampa Deanery – 2017 Mission Trip to the DR

This is the second year of a three-year project building San Timoteo Episcopal Church in Nizao. The teams will also be working at the San Matías Church and School in Santana, Baní adjacent to the Morrow Center (our lodging).  We will be completing much needed repairs, painting and sealing the concrete roof. The school was […]