St. John’s Forum: Explore a wide range of topics in this conversational gathering developed by parishioners to address the spiritual, theological, and intellectual interests of the congregation. Join us Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall, September through May.
Sunday Forum Advent Series December 3 - 17 "Advent & Christmas through the Gospels" We are delighted to welcome back Professor John Carroll of Union Presbyterian Seminary, who will explore the stories of Jesus' birth through the lenses of the four Gospels, and the wide array of emotions and expectations they express. All are welcome! Topics will include: 12/3 “Advent & Christmas with Matthew: A Tragic Hope? 12/10 “Advent & Christmas with Luke: A Savior for All” 12/17 “Gospel without Christmas? Beginning the story of Jesus with Mark & John”
Children’s Chapel–Children assemble in the Keeper’s Cottage at 11:00 a.m. Sundays for Bible lessons and activities then proceed to the Church, where they will join their parents for communion.
Wednesday Formation during Advent, 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall: On Nov. 29, we will resume our Wednesday programming with our Advent discussion of the book The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less, by Terry Hershey, available for purchase through Amazon or Alibris.com. Several copies will be available for loan at the Parish House. Additional details on Advent programs at St. John’s will be provided next week! For questions, please contact Amelie.
Inquirer’s Class to begin this Winter Our first planning meeting will take place soon, but it is not too late to sign up! Are you interested in learning more about membership in the Episcopal Church? Are you or a youth member of your family for confirmation or considering re-affirming your baptismal covenant? Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are invited to learn more about our tradition and the meaning of our baptismal covenant for your life today. The course will be tailored to accommodate the schedules of all the participants who will gather for six sessions throughout the winter and early spring months. This will serve as preparation for Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation, which will take place in conjunction with our bishop’s visitation in October, 2018. Please email Amelie directly with your interest or questions.
St. John’s Book Group: St. John’s Church has two book club groups that meet monthly for food, fellowship and discussion. Past books include Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, and Surprised by Joy, by C.S. Lewis. For more information about books and dates, please contact the Parish Administrator.