The Reverend David Olson reflects on our saints that have gone before, our stewardship of what they have left behind and what we leave to the future. Before I left, my grandmother handed me a clear plastic bag, I could see that inside of it was a large amount of tightly folded papers that looked… Continue reading The Legacies of Family
This reflection by Gates DeHart is one of a series of videos this stewardship season focusing on the ministries that St. John’s parishioners make possible through their gifts and resources. You can watch these videos on our YouTube channel. For the past 25 years, I have been coordinating a program for homeless families here at… Continue reading St. John’s Outreach is About Joy
A reflection from the Reverend Eric Long “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” –Genesis 2:15 The day before Hurricane Florence hit, a parishioner came into my office, someone who owns property directly in the path of the storm. One would think she would be… Continue reading Becoming Stewards of Life
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke has awarded grants totaling more than $2,000 to two of St. John’s ministries. Community Youth Program (CYP) received $1,250 to cover the costs of hosting the Kids’ Farmer’s Market. “We held three farmer’s markets on-site during the 2017-2018 school year,” says CYP executive director Jackie Smith. “Each kid took home… Continue reading CYP and T.R.U.E. Receive Grants
At a time when it seems increasingly difficult to separate the political and the religious and when friends and neighbors are polarized along partisan lines, In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God’s Politics collects sermons and essays both political and religious by former St. John’s rector Barkley S. Thompson, now dean of… Continue reading Perspectives Urban and Personal: New Books with Local Connections
Community Youth Program (CYP) has undergone some staffing changes as former executive director Kathleen McEvoy heads to graduate school in Georgia. Jackie Smith, previously serving as program coordinator, steps into the role of executive director, and we see a familiar face back with us in the position of program coordinator – Kenny Nguyen, who worked… Continue reading CYP: Two New Roles, Two Familiar Faces
The 2018-2019 season of Music on the Corner has been announced – five concerts between October and May, including guest conductor and composer Dan Locklair for our annual All Saints’ concert on November 2. We’ll precede that concert with an informal talk and Q&A with Locklair, and the Saturday rehearsal on October 27 will be… Continue reading Announcing: Music on the Corner, 2018-2019!