Parish Retreats at Shrine Mont: Annually, members of our St. John’s family hold a parish retreat and program at Shrine Mont, a conference and retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia located in beautiful Orkney Springs, Virginia. Members replenish their spiritual and physical strength. This year’s retreat weekend is October 19-21. Please contact Patty Duffy to reserve a spot. Details about this year’s activities, fees, etc., are coming soon.
Coffee Hour: Weekly coffee hour in the parish hall after the later Sunday service provides refreshments and social time. Each week a team of volunteers prepares food and drink, and everyone is invited to partake. This weekly gathering allows members to strengthen relationships among themselves and to welcome newcomers to the community.
Tuesday Morning Knitting Circle In the Parish House library each Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join , and you do not need to know how to knit to participate. In fact, if you’re interested in learning, this group provides helpful instruction. And, the knitters want you to know that they will provide the yarn and needles to get you started. Other crafts are welcome. Please note that the knitting circle is not meeting during August.
Young Adults Group: If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’ll want to be a part of this vibrant group of peers who meet regularly to socialize and serve the community.
Annual Young Adult Picnic Rescheduled for September 30—Our annual Young Adults September picnic has been rescheduled for Sunday evening, September 30 at 4:00 p.m. in the Parish House garden, 2319 East Broad Street. Thank you for your patience as we responded to weather forecasts! As originally planned we’ll provide the main course (hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers). Please bring an appetizer, side, or dessert to share, and your own drinks. This event it a great time to get to know others, so if you are new to St. John’s, we look forward to spending time with you. And feel free to bring a friend. RSVPs, so we can plan accordingly,are encouraged but not required. If you do think you’ll be attending, email Amelie.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Wednesday Lenten Supper Series The observance of a Holy Lent at St. John’s is important to us. As members of Christ’s Body we prepare for Easter through self-examination, repentance, prayer, fasting and by reading and meditating on God’s Word to share in our Lord’s passion and resurrection. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to share in this time of preparation. We gather each Wednesday night during the five weeks before Palm Sunday at 6:00 p.m. for a simple meal and a program.