Ministries

August 28: Services for Families Reconvene with a Special Backpack Blessing

Our monthly services for families with small children will reconvene on Sunday, August 28, at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall, including a special Backpack Blessing to start the year off right. All students are invited to bring their backpacks to have them blessed for the new school year. The monthly Family Service is a casual and kid-friendly alternative to the formal service in the church, allowing us to […]

FOCUS ON FAITH 2016

What is Focus on Faith? Focus on Faith is a small group experience to learn more about the Episcopal Church and its beliefs. The program is designed to prepare adults for baptism, confirmation, reception, or reaffirmation of faith. It is also a time to connect with others on your Christian journey. The program is led […]

ST. JOHN’S VISIONING PROJECT: REPORT AVAILABLE ONLINE

In fall 2011, St. John’s Church undertook a visioning process to answer three questions: 1) What kind of parish do we believe God wants us to be? 2)  What specific activities and initiatives are important to us as a parish in serving God and meeting our parishioners’ spiritual needs? 3)  What should we enhance and […]

EVERY MEMBER CANVASS 2013

Please prayerfully consider what you can contribute this year for the glory of God and the support of St. John’s through the Every Member Canvass. Please click here to read Fr. Doug Remer’s letter regarding the canvass.  Click here to go to the online pledge form.  You can also download a pledge worksheet by clicking […]

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015 BIG SUCCESS!

Once again the Cornerstone children from St. James House of Prayer have blessed us by being here, 35 children strong… It is evident by the familiarity of the children that relationships between our parishes are strong! Special thanks to the following helpers: Ken Johnston, Stacey Greep, Liz Merrill, Yvonne Santiago, Sean O’Brien, Christy Braun, Stephanie […]

YOUTH AND CHILDREN MINISTRIES RENOVATION REPORT

The Youth and Children Renovation Teams have been hard at work over the past several months. With the help of Ministry Architects, the groups created a mission statement, a statement of our core values when it comes to children and youth, and three-year revolving goals. The three-year goals include activities and events to grow the […]

WELCOME, MOTHER ALICE SADLER!

We welcomed Alice Sadler, our new Associate Rector, on Sunday, September 14, with a reception in the Parish Hall and some kind words from those who have experienced her positive influence and healing faith in one of her past endeavors. Mother Alice joined Trinity-by-the Cove in Naples, FL as Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and […]

A CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY

In a truly joyful service on Sunday, August 24, we celebrated the new ministry of St. John’s Church through the induction of our 16th Rector, the Rev. Charles E. Connelly. Bishop Dabney Smith presided and preached, and in attendance to witness the blessed event were a number of Episcopal priests from our deanery, including: Fr. […]