Every day, I read the news. I scan through six or eight news sites at my desk, wanting to stay informed personally but also wanting to understand what people are experiencing, seeing and hearing. There are so many issues out there, important issues that need to be talked about, but it also seems to have… Continue reading Fall Classes: Practicing Faith in Our World
A history of Music on the Corner… The vision began with a well-loved choral work, Handel’s Messiah, in Advent of 2000. In a community of talented musicians, St. John’s Episcopal Church, in downtown Roanoke on the corner of Elm and Jefferson, founded a music series with that legendary oratorio. Nineteen seasons and 91 concerts later,… Continue reading It started with Handel…
Are you interested in teaching Sunday School at St. John’s? We are looking for a few new teachers to add to our great roster! The time commitment is low – you teach about once every four to six weeks. This ministry is a wonderful way to share your love of God with our children. Spark… Continue reading Seeking Sunday School Teachers!
Calling all kids! The St. John’s Music Academy (K-5) and the St. John’s Singers (grades 6-12) are getting ready to launch their new year. Do you have children/teens or grandchildren interested in music? Here’s more information on both programs – register now for this great year-round program of learning, creativity and singing in worship. The… Continue reading Calling All Young Singers!
St. John’s parishioner Billy Kingery was one of our diocesan deputies for The Episcopal Church’s 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas this year. He reflected on his nine days there for the August Record: This is my sixth General Convention and each has been different – different challenges, different opportunities. This year our deputation had… Continue reading A Final Report from General Convention 79
I’m a trail runner. Which means that when I am able to find the time to run, I like to run on trails – roots, rocks, dirt, hills and all. The woods are where I find peace and I use running down a trail as a way to clear my mind and exhaust my body.… Continue reading Seeing More when We Slow Down
The kids who are part of the Community Youth Program and Congregations in Action communities need supplies for back to school – on Sunday morning, August 19, please bring donations – see the list below. Also on that day, we’ll be blessing backpacks – kids, bring along yours and you’ll receive your very own tag… Continue reading August 19: Back to School Donations and Backpack Blessings