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Attention Graduates and the Parents of graduates! Please submit to the church office, no later than June 3rd, the names of our graduates. We need the names of high school seniors and the school they plan to attend in the fall. We also need the names of our university and college graduates. Please include the degree received. Graduates will be recognized on Graduate Sunday, June 10th.

Charge Conference

There will be a Special Charge Conference meeting on June 19th in conjuction with the montly scheduled meeting of the Church Council. The agenda will include a vote on the salary of the incoming pastor.

Retirement Celebration

You are invited to join us for the retirement celebration honoring Pastor Paula after worship on June 3rd in Donaldson Hall.

There is a menu posted on the window when entering Donaldson Hall for signing up for the dish you are bringing. It should serve 12. Please drop your dish off in the kitchen before the service on the 3rd.

Please contact any of these people if you have questions: MartyB., Judy P., Lisa P., Margo R., Jan S., or Rae W.

So Be it —Pastor Paula to Retire

Pastor Paula closes each sermon with those three words: So Be It. On February 4th, she announced she is retiring from ministry effective the middle of June 2018 to conicide with the Annual Conference.

The Pastor Staff Parish Relations (PSPR) committee has begun the transition process the United Methodist Church follows to replace Pastors. On February 11th, our Conference Bishop, Shama Lewis, will convene the first meeting of the 16 District Superintendants (DS) to begin the search and replacement of ministers in churches throughout the Conference. Our DS will represent us in that appointment process. Once a minister is nominated, the PSPR will meet with the proposed minister and DS and transition issues will be discussed. This will likely take place in late spring.

The definitive announcement of pastoral appointments is made at the Annual conference in Hampton on June 17th. The PSPR asks that you join them in prayer for our church, the DS, the appointee he seeks as our new pastor and pastor Paula as she transitions. Watch for new information as it becomes availalbe.

Update (3/25): JW Park has been selected as the new pastor.

2018 Music Camp!

Registration for Music Camp 2018 is now open! Singing, recorder, Orff insturments, handchimes, handbells, demonstrations and many other activities! Camp runs from 9:30am to 12:30pm June 26 to July 1st.

Camp participants will perform at worship serevices for the congregation on July 1st at 1030am.

Please complete the registration and release forms and return them to the office by June 20th. Contact the church office for more information.

St. John's Pre-School

St. John's CECE promotes the mental, physical and spiritual growth of our children through a program including instruction, work and play. We offer preschool classes for children two years of age to five years of age. Our after school care program is for our preschoolers.

See the school's home page for more information.

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