Updates

Updates as of November 15, 2022

Dear Friends 

Our St. John's  "In person worship" for this Sunday November 13 is being held in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church at 9am.  Please park in St. John's parking lot and west of Prescott Street so that we don't overlap the parking of St. Paul's members or their service that follows ours. For those that have mobility issues and need the ramp you may park near the back entrance to St. Paul's.

After church please congregate for conversation over in our parking lot area so that we do not impede on St. Paul's members entering their church.  

We will have a recording of this service on our Youtube channel by noon as we cannot livestream from St. Paul's. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiCSQR6NbG9_u7FSY7hrAow  

 Announcements

 The Executive of St. John’s United Church Board met on the evening of November 3, 2022 to discuss our building structural issue.  Two contractors have been on site to consider the task of repairing our structural matter, the scope of which a Professional Engineer has documented for us.  One of the contractors has provided an estimate on the job.  We are expecting an additional estimate from another contractor.  The Executive agreed that we have sufficient information to bring forward to the  congregation to discuss the matter more fully, answer questions you might have and discuss next actions. A Congregational  Meeting for this purpose will be held November 24 at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church. Please plan to join us for that meeting.

 Bible Study:  Wednesday Nov. 16 - by Zoom from 10 am – 11 am Bible Study Nov. 23

Adopt-a-Family: This year we are adopting two families through the House of Lazarus.  Please   submit financial donations by Dec. 1st - clearly indicating donations are for "Adopt a Family”. We can accept cheques made out to St. John’s, cash, or etransfer to:         

White Gift Sunday Dec. 4th: This is an opportunity to offer a non-perishable food items or a financial donation to the House of Lazarus. People are invited to bring donations to worship that day. Food donations can also be dropped off to St. John’s parking lot between 10&11 am on Dec. 4th.

Online Fundraiser in support of St. John’s.Gift baskets, Christmas Planters and Misc. items. Catalog will be on the church website from Nov. 29 at 9am until Dec. 2 at 2pm.

North Grenville Concert Choir is back - Hallelujah!  The North Grenville Concert Choir is thrilled to perform Handel’s MESSIAH with  members of Divertimento Orchestra. This delightful evening is sure to bring the Christmas spirit to all who come. Concerts are on December 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM at St. James Anglican Church in Kemptville; tickets $25, available at Brewed      Awakenings or online at http://ngcc.eventbrite.ca. For more information go to www.ngcc.net or call 613-322-6484.

 "Imagine St. John's" -  Can you imagine St. Johns in 5 or 10 years?  Who are we becoming, what do you see for us as a community of faith , and where do we feel called?  If questions like these intrigue or inspire you, we would be pleased to welcome you to join a working group to inquire into our church vision.  The purpose of this small group is to design the process and lead the inquiry.  That may include consultation with other members of the congregation.  We anticipate the group would prepare  a proposal to bring back to the church community for consideration.  Your interest and enthusiasm are the only requirements.  People of all ages, backgrounds, and years with the church are welcome.  If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Gow, Ron Patterson or Rev. Lynda.

"Listening Ear" - our Worship committee  has a list of members who would love to lend a listening ear to anyone who needs to hear a friendly voice over the phone. Please call or email the office so Helen can add you to their list of members who need a call. We also have volunteers willing to deliver groceries.

We created a link so that you could click and subscribe to our you tube channel where all the services reside. If you have not already subscribed to our channel could you please click on link below and subscribe.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiCSQR6NbG9_u7FSY7hrAow?sub_confirmation=1

 

 

 

St. John's United Church
400 Prescott Street
PO Box 340
Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0
613-258-3259 

Sunday Worship 10:00am
Sunday School   10:00am

Office Hours:

Tues/Wed/Thurs
9am - 2pm
Friday
9am - noon

Closed in July