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Special Meeting, 26 Feb

As reported in the CHIMES last month, the St. John's Trustees are assessing an offer that has been received for the purchase of property behind the parsonage. To insure that all are fully informed on this proposal, there will be a special informational meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 26, 2015. As all members of the church will ultimately have an opportunity to vote on this proposal at a future Charge Conference, we strongly encourage your attendance and participation at this meeting. If you need a ride or if you need child care, please contact the church office no later than Monday, February 23, 2015. All members of the church will also receive a Notice of Special Meeting via US Mail.

UM Women Prayer Breakfast

The women of St. John's are invited to UMW Women's Prayer Breakfast on Saturday February 21st from 9 to 11am in Donaldson Hall. This year's program is "A Gesture of Gratitude". You do not need to be a member of UMW or St. John's to attend. Call the church if you need childcare or a ride.

Lenten Dinner Programs

Lent is 40 days on the Christian calendar that signifies the period of time to be set aside for meditation and penitence. It begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 18th) and ends on Easter (Apr. 5th). St. John's will have a variety of activities for Lenten meditation and reflection.

As in the past we will have Lenten Dinners followed by a program presentation. This year, "Sounds of Passion" will be a theme of our programs. Bible scripture offers descriptive passages of the nine sounds that Jesus and his followers would have heard on the way to the Cross. We will reflect on those sounds and the story for the meaning His life and sacrifice gives to us.

Mark your calendars for 6:30pm on February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

St. John's CECE Registration

St. John's Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) is accepting preschool registrations for the 2015-16 school year. Classes are being offered for 2, 3, and Pre-K 4/5 year-olds.

Child Care Center program offers Before Care (8 to 9am) and After Care (1 to 5:30pm) for pre-school children. Please call 703-256-7748 for more information.






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