St. John’s will be hosting our annual silent auction beginning August 24, 2019 through September 21, 2019. This year, we will have an “Incredible Edibles” category. If you would like to donate an item or two, please see or email Laura Saville or Tina Clutter. The silent auction will benefit the building fund which will be used for the steeple, new social hall or any of our building projects. This is a great fundraiser for our church and we thank everyone for your support! Below are some of the items that are available in our silent auction.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 10:30 a.m. - Joint worship with Holy Communion and picnic at Gravel Springs pavilion. There will be NO Sunday School at Gravel Springs or St. John’s and there will be no 11:00 a.m. worship service at St. John's. Please bring a covered dish to share.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Joint Stewardship and Outreach Team meetings immediately following the picnic.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. - Vice Pastor meeting with Jerome
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - Confirmation Classes begin
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 12:15 p.m. - Special called congregational meeting immediately following worship to discuss building plan changes, open council meetings and public member comments during council meetings. Please plan to attend. Thank you!
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. - Jerome council meeting
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - Decorate for Fall Festival at St. John’s
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Fall Festival at St. John’s
Set up for the festival will be at 11:00 a.m. We need as much help as possible with this event so anything you can do is appreciated…men, women, and youth! Please sign up to help and thank you in advance for sharing your time.
This is our annual fundraiser for our Youth Scholarship Fund! All proceeds from the Fall Festival will benefit our Youth Scholarship Fund! Please come out and enjoy the festivities.
We also have a Silent Auction which features a P. Buckley Moss print, a Mort Kunstler print, a Chumley print and many more wonderful items. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit our building fund.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - Blessing of the Animals - Worship with Holy Communion - We’ll have the annual Blessing of the Animals St. John’s (on the front lawn). Please bring your pets and critters to get blessed and bring a donation for the animal shelter! For a list of needed items, click here.
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - Confirmation class
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00 p.m. - Mutual Ministry Meeting at Gravel Springs
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - Youth Ministry meeting - Construct nesting boxes for Blueridge Wildlife Rescue and make pet toys for SPCA.
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - Mocha and a Message at St. John's - We will be playing a group game of Jeopardy! We’ll hear a beautiful contemporary song that sings our faith. We will also close the silent auction so please plan to join us for an evening of Word, fun and fellowship. Please note: there will be no Bingo this month.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:15 p.m. - immediately following worship we will eat a light lunch at church then deliver nesting boxes and visit Blueridge Wildlife Center.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion - Homecoming Service - Dedication of flagpole during worship
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - Covered dish luncheon in the Social Hall. All are welcome!
St. John's Homecoming
Please come and share in the memories. Bring any old photographs to share as there will be tables set up to display them. Pastor Sonya Williams-Giersch will lead us in a "Homecoming Service" with old hymns and a video of St. John's through the years. Share memories, make new connections and renew friendships. We look forward to seeing you!