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!
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
“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