The Episcopal Church’s General Convention 79 begins July 5. We’re compiling a list of resources for following it!
Allison Blanton reflects on our second annual women’s retreat, held April 13-15 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Center. On a rare Sunday morning when I actually made it to church on time, I listened to Eric’s announcement about the upcoming women’s retreat. I realized this might be just what I needed to start feeling more… Continue reading Sharing, Worshipping, Connecting
Sonya McCaul isn’t a stranger to St. John’s. She worked here for 10 years – from 1989 until 1999 – before moving to North Carolina for the next 19, just after the church underwent its major renovations, adding the office wing (the Reverend Tom O’Dell was rector). Now she is back in our offices as… Continue reading New and Not So New: We welcome Sonya McCaul back to St. John’s
“Springtime – Eastertide – literally draws us outside.” Outside into the spring blooms, but also outside into the world of our common humanity. Bishop Mark Bourlakas preached the fourth Sunday after Easter on our calling as Christians, as “Easter people,” on a morning he confirmed 19 and received one into The Episcopal Church. “When a… Continue reading Easter: Living Out our Calling
This summer, take St. John’s – or St. John – with you on vacation! Are you headed for the beach, the mountains, across the country or across the ocean? Borrow a St. John from the church office, take him along and send us pictures back and we’ll post them on social media and in an… Continue reading St. John: He’ll Fit in your Suitcase
Parishioner John Merten reports on his eighth trip to Ghana. It was a typical March day: 105 degrees in the shade, sun blazing and the land dry. And there we were, standing in the dusty field and digging a trench to the area we had selected for our garden. They didn’t say anything, but you… Continue reading Bringing Water to Dry Land
April 22’s fundraisers – a cross-generational casserole sale with the Fine Wines, and a Fellowship on the Fourth dinner – raised nearly $3,000 for our Youth Mission Fund, supporting our young people’s journey back to Appalachia and Grace House on the Mountain this summer! Many thanks to Abuelo’s Restaurant for donating all the food for… Continue reading Youth Mission Fund Grows