UMW Harvest Banquet
The UMW cordially invite all women at St. John's for dinner on Tuesday November 27th at 6:30pm, prepared and served by the UMM. The evening's them is "Count Your Blessings.. Then Pay It Forward." The mission focus for the evening will be the Wesley Community Service Center in Portsmouth, VA. You can help by:
- Bring all your spare change for a fun activity
- Cllect and bring UPC labels from Labels for Education products.
Tickets are $10 each. See your Circle Chair or Vicki H. Please plan to join us for a special evening.
Salvation Army Stockings
The Salvation Army individual stockings can be picked up in Donaldson Hall. each stocking topper has a designated boy/girl age on it. Please sign the check-out sheet according to the stocking you choose. If you have questions please contact Maryann L through the church office. All stockings must be returned by November 29th.
Help Decorate the Sanctuary
Come help decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas on November 28th at 9:30am. We need people to climb ladders, creative people to put up decorations and everyone who wants to get into the Christmas spirit!
The Sound of Christmas Concert
The legacy Brass Quintet, Organist Kitty Yang and Timpanist Jackie Bradley will present "The Sound of Christmas" on Sunday November 29th at 2pm. The music will include selections from the Renaissance to today. The concert is open to the public. An offering will be taken to benefit "liberia Orphans in Need."
November 29th — Advent Sunday
St. John's will begin the Advent season on November 29th with several programs:
- "Sent — Delivering the Gift of Hope for Christmas" is a Bible Study for adults and youth and will be led by Pastor Paula in Donaldson Hall from 09:15 to 10:15.
- As a "Mission Possible" Sunday, there will be a short hands-on mission project included with the Bible Study furthering our "Kids Kampaign". The project will emphasize the needs of children.
- Join us for fellowship after Worship in Donaldson Hall, with cookies and coffee. We will also decorate brass Advent wreaths for your home.
Advent Bible Study
November 29th is the first day of Advent. During this holy season, St. John's will hold a church-wide Bible study for adults and teens during Sunday School (9:15-10:15). Sent — Delivery the Gift of Hope for Christmas is a compilation of scripture, sotries and experiences that help learners explore what it means for Christ to be sent by God into our lives, and how wem in turn, can become the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
- November 29th: Jesus Reconciles
- December 6th: Jesus Sets Us free
- December 13th: God With Us
- December 20th: Jesus changes Everything
Miracle of Christmas - National Christmas Center
Feel the "spirit of Christmas" on December 2nd with a trip to the National Christmas Center in beautiful Lancaster County, PA. Interact with the beloved characters from the Christmas story. The Millennium Theatre will be grandly decorated with lights, greenery, Nativity scenes and a spectacular thirty-foot Christmas tree, Miracle of Christmas is the touching story of kings, angels and a simple, faithful couple used by God. Cost is $155. The program includes comfortable bus transportation,visit to the National Christmas Center and Show, and lunch at Miller's Smorgasboard. RSVP in the church office by October 12th.
Late Fall Clean-up
Please help clean-up around the church on Dec 6th from 9am to 12. Lawn bags and tarps will be provided. Bring your gloves. 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.