My first Youth at Council (called Convention since the diocese has changed the name of the annual meeting) was January of 2002. I was in eighth grade and had no idea what to expect. Born and raised in Lynchburg, I was aware of Roanoke and had come down for family reunions in some of my… Continue reading Youth@Convention, 2019
As we continue our journey through the season of Advent, the Reverend Whitney Burton reflects on the joys that come with anticipating. On a Saturday in July, my boyfriend Steven talked me into going on a work errand with him. I didn’t want to, I had better things to do, but he guilted me into it.… Continue reading Worth the Wait
We’ve nearly reached the end of our 126th year of ministry from our corner of downtown Roanoke. For the last 12 of those years, a generous and anonymous parishioner has promised to match all contributions to the St. John’s outreach fund up to $20,000. So we extend that invitation to you! Whatever you give –… Continue reading Outreach Challenge 2018: Help Us Meet a $20,000 Matching Grant
In addition to providing wonderful fellowship for seniors at St. John’s, the Fine Wines are also committed to serving God and our neighbor. Thus, as a group, we will begin a new service project – helping with the bimonthly American Red Cross blood drive held at St. John’s every eight weeks on Wednesdays from 12… Continue reading Fine Wines Supports Blood Drives at St. John’s
Winter seems to have arrived a little sooner than expected this year, and so we’re publishing this reminder of our winter weather policies. If Roanoke City Schools are canceled, our offices will automatically be closed until 10 a.m. Prior to 10:00, we will make the decision whether to open for the remainder of the day,… Continue reading Snow Days…
Remember or honor a loved one with a poinsettia this Christmas! Make your check payable to St. John’s Episcopal Church for $20, and send to the church, attention Lisa Cayse. Order form can be found online at stjohnsroanoke.org under “Upcoming Events” (click on the link here). Print and mail to PO Box 257, Roanoke VA… Continue reading It’s Poinsettia Time!
Sunday, December 2 we host our annual meeting, with the Reverend Eric Long’s state of the parish address and voting for the 2019 vestry slate (there will also be an opportunity to vote during the 5:00 Gathering service). Please be with us in the parish hall at 9 a.m.! Following is our slate of vestry… Continue reading Vestry nominees, 2019