Pilgrimage 2016: St. John's is hosting a Pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. James in Santiago, Spain. Following the Camino Ingles (The English Way) of El Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James),this trek will follow the traditional path taken by pilgrims from England to Santiago. The pilgrimage departs Washington on October 5 and returns on October 16, 2016. Please contact Fr. Dale+ for more information. (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday Afternoon Adult Formation: Centering Prayer: A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God. We will meet Sunday afternoons, September 13 - November 15, from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM.
Stop Hunger Now: Sunday, October 18, is the date of our Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event. if you've been at one of our previous events, you know that it's a fast-paced, fun morning. We'll need volunteer help that morning to set up and prepare the Parish Hall, package the meals and breakdown after the event. Our pledge this year is to package 10,152 meals, the ingredients of which will be paid for by our donations totaling $2,944.08. There are two ways for you to help: Contribute your time and energies the day of the event, and/or make a donation toward our funding goal. Stop Hunger Now has created a website where you can register to participate in the event, and also make a donation. Click here to see our progress toward our goal. Donations are also accepted in the offering plate with Stop Hunger Now notation in a check's memo field, or with cash in an envelope labeled Stop Hunger Now.If you'd prefer to write-in your volunteer registration, sign-up sheets are in place in the front, rear vestibules, and in the Parish Hall. There will be jobs for almost all ages at the event; you needn't be a member of St. John's to be a part of it. Friends and neighbors are all welcomed.
Fall Supper Seminars: The supper seminars this fall will have an in-depth look at the Gospel of St. John and explore its rich imagery and symbolism. Supper is served at 6:00 PM and the evening ends at 7:30 PM. Sign-up sheets allow a proper amount of materias and dinner to be prepared. Meeting dates are October 14 and November 11.
Wednesday Bible Study and Evening Prayer: Lectionary-based Bible study at 3:30 PM in Dale's office, followed by 5 PM private prayer and 5:30 PM Evening Prayer.
Silent Suffering: Living with Depression and Living with Those Living with Depression: On November 7 from 9:30 AM until 12:30 PM, Dr. Douglas Thorpe, Executive Director of the Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care, will facilitate a presentation and discussion on depression. This condition reportedly affects 1 in 10 Americans and 80% of those who have symptoms for a clinical diagnosis are not receiving specific treatment for their depression.
Chesterfield Food Bank (CFB): St. John's volunteers at the CFB on the 2nd and 4th of the month from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM Contact Angela Howsmon at email@example.com or 530-2993 with questions. Please try to sign up by Monday preceding each volunteer opportunity. Sign-up online at http://bit.ly/foodbankstjohns. Next dates are Oct 9 and 23.
The Gathering Place: join middle and high school youth at 1:45 PM in the church parking lot the 4th Sunday of each month on to travel to the Gathering Place for worship and fellowship. We will return by 4 PM.
Used Book Sale: Gently-used books are in need of a home in the parish hall.
Men's Bible Study: Group meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month at 8 AM in the parish hall for breakfast and lively discussion. All men of the church are invited to attend. If you would like to be on the email list or wish to have more information, contact Guy Smith at 748-6216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo Prizes Needed : We are in need of prizes to give out to our friends at Lucy Corr during games of Bingo. Appropriate prizes include sugar-free cookies (no hard candy), socks, lap blankets, large print books, puzzles, or word-search books, boxes of tissues, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, small stuffed animals.If you can provide any of these prizes, please bring them to the church office.
Birthday Box: The Birthday Box is probably Outreach’s oldest project first started over 20 years ago. It is in the back of the nave waiting for kind people to feed it in celebration of a birthday or other special occasion. Each quarter, Outreach selects an animal gift from Heifer International to purchase with the money people have given.
Martha's Pantry: Donation boxes are located in the narthex and outside the church office.