New Pastor Appointed
The Bishop of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church has appointed Reverend Paula Werner as the new pastor at St. John’s UMC. Paula has served as an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church for almost 14 years and is currently the pastor at Prince of Peace UMC in Manassas. Pastor Paula’s first Sunday in the pulpit at St. John’s will be June 30, 2013. See link for additional information.
Pastor Bill Burrough Retires
Pastor Burrough has announced his retirement following 8 years at St. John’s and after 41 years as a Methodist pastor. St. John’s will recognize Pastor Burrough at a special service on June 16 followed by a reception in Donaldson Hall.
Please send us a personal note to incude in our gift to Pastor Bill.
Pianist Ronny Thammasathiti will perform Chopin's Scherzo in B flat minor and Liszt's La Campanella in the worship service on May 26th.
Membership Sunday will be May 26th. If you would like to join St. John's call the church office for more information.
Saint John's currently has an part-time opening for its Youth Ministry Director. See the full position description and apply today.
Graduates and Parents
We need the names of high school seniors and the school they plan to attend in the fall. We also need the names of any university or college graduates. Please include the the degree that was awarded. Please submit, no later than May 26th, to the church office. Graduates will be recognized on Graduate Sunday, June 9th.
2013 St. John’s Music and Arts Camp
The 2013 St. John’s Music Camp will be held Wednesday, June 19 – Sunday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Singing, Rhythm Band, Handchimes & Handbells, Music with Orff Instruments, Fun Activities exploring the Sound. There will be a Camp Students Concert on Sunday, June 23 in 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.
Camp is open to children entering Kindergarten to children entering fifth grade. Please complete the registration and return it to the church office. Please print clearly. Registration Deadline is June 18. The music camp is free of charge. Camp students are asked to bring their own snacks and drinks from Wednesday to Saturday.
Vacation Bible School
2013 St. John's Vacation Bible School -- "Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together" July 15-19, 2013
Planning for St. John’s Vacation Bible School is underway for a week of fun and learning. This year’s exciting program has an “international world’s fair” theme with a focus on God’s Love and Love for our Neighbors. The VBS program features an “international world’s fair” theme with a focus on God’s Love and Love for our Neighbors. Children will enjoy: Bible storytelling from the Old and New Testament; Music; Crafts; Play; Snacks; and a Mission project. Each day will emphasize a “Country focus” where children will learn about countries around the world.
- Ages: 3 years (as of June 1, 2013) to 5th Grade
- Cost: $10 to "St. John's UMC" (Registration fee waived if family member is a Volunteer)
- Deadline: June 14, 2013
God gives us many gifts and talents for being able to share His love. Volunteers are needed and there are many ways you can help by being a volunteer -- and have fun!
Interested? Volunteer Sign-up sheets are in Donaldson Hall. Or, contact Brenda through the church office at 703-256-6655 ext. 101.