Billy Kingery, a parishioner at St. John’s, is a deputy to General Convention this year, and sends this reflection from Austin, Texas. The Holy Spirit has been soaring these past six days. She’s been swooping down and whooshing us up, sometimes brushing us gently with the softness of her feathers and sometimes gripping us fiercely… Continue reading General Convention: Making History with the Holy Spirit
If you are interested in serving St. John’s as a vestry member, or know a member who is committed to the well-being of our church and would be interested in this ministry, serving by attending meetings, participating in parish events, providing leadership to ministries or programs, and continuing to pledge to the parish’s work, please… Continue reading A Call for 2019 Vestry Nominees
St. John’s sent $443.83 (note: this is an update from the amount reported in the July Record) to United Thank Offering this year, contributing to UTO’s work around the globe. These donations support projects in Louisiana, Haiti, California, Tanzania and many other places. The UTO’s roots go back to Episcopal women’s ministry beginning in the… Continue reading St. John’s Contributes to UTO
We are pleased to welcome Christine Mortlock to the staff of St. John’s. She is already familiar to many of us, singing regularly at The Gathering, participating in Journey Groups and our annual women’s retreat, and leading a four-session small group on Marcus Borg’s The Heart of Christianity this spring. Beginning August 1, Chrissy will… Continue reading Christine Mortlock Named New Minister to Children and Families
Kathleen McEvoy has served as executive director of Community Youth Program (CYP) for the past three years. This summer, she leaves St. John’s and Roanoke to pursue graduate work. Jackie Smith, program coordinator, will be succeeding her as executive director. Kathleen reflects on her work before she heads into a new adventure. My office cork… Continue reading CYP: Being Our Best Selves
First-floor renovations are making room for new spaces for our middle and high school youth ministries. The space that housed the nursery until the creation of our Child Care Center in 2017 is undergoing a transformation thanks to a generous $120,000 gift from John Boardman and his children, Scottie Boardman House, Holly Boardman Burton, Beth… Continue reading New Youth Ministry Space Makes Room for the Diocese
The Episcopal Church’s General Convention 79 begins July 5. We’re compiling a list of resources for following it!