Our St. John's  "In person worship" for this  Sunday June 2, 2024 is  at  10 AM . 

You can use our online services at: http://www.kemptvilleunitedchurch.org.

Announcements

Thank you to Rev. Susan Shantz, Sabrina Fournier, Bree McKenzie, Brooke McKenzie, Tammy McKenzie, Paul Vavasour and Mary MacDonald for leading our service today.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Keith Bailey and family on the death of Rev. Angela Bailey.  May God bless those who mourn.

Today:  Fellowship in hall after the service.

Outreach Kitchen Cupboard: Last Sunday for the Pantry! It’s strawberry season! Today, we are offering strawberry shortcake,  strawberry rhubarb jam, and small strawberry rhubarb pies.

June 30th—St. John’s Service will be held at Rideau Hill Camp at 10 am.  The picnic afterwards will be potluck (signup sheet       downstairs at fellowship). Bring your own lawn chairs, as well as a swimsuit and towel….the pool will be open!

During July, we will be worshipping with the  congregation of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, where Sunday service begins at 10:30 am.  You may use St. John's offering envelopes at St. Paul’s. Envelopes are sorted after the  service and the monies are then deposited into our account.

Services will resume at St. John’s on August 4th at 10:00 am.

For Pastoral care during July: please contact :

Rev. Brenda Bailey at 613-809-4154  or

Bev Buckingham 613-413-2093

The church office will be closed for the month of July.

Board Update

Last Sunday, Brad Weaver presented an update on the search for a new minister. Here are a few other highlights from the meeting of the Board held on Wednesday, June 12.

The Board recognizes and acknowledges the contributions of adherents to the life of St. John’s and passed a motion welcoming adherents to be members of the Board and Board committees.

Lorna Carley reported on progress on the Faith Circle implementation. We are still seeking a couple of circle coordinators. She is creating email templates for each group to make the  coordinating tasks easier. If you can help, please contact Lorna by June 25.

Food insecurity and the need for   fellowship does not stop over the summer months. St. John’s, the House of Lazarus, the Pentecostal church and the Kemptville Youth Center volunteered to continue with the  Friendship Lunches twice in July and twice in August.

The board approved the motion to paint the  facia around the building and the tower. The  estimated cost is $22,000 and work will be done in July.

The Vision Working Group held their final  meeting in May and made several  recommendations to the Board based on input received at the Asset Mapping Workshops. A strategic planning meeting is proposed for  September/October.

If you have questions for the board  regarding any items of concern to St. John’s please do not hesitate to contact a member of the board.

Jennifer Gow, Board Chairperson

Book Circle on Tuesday, June 25 @ 7pm. Kim Drake will be reading from her recent novel Between the Woven Spaces.  All are welcome.

Friendship Lunches will continue twice a month in July and August on Fridays at 11:30am.  The dates are July 5 & 19 and August 2 & 16. The weekly lunches will                 resume on September 6th.

House of Lazarus donations to the food bank are made on the last Sunday of every month. Please put your donations in the two containers at the back of the church and at the side door.

Membership at St. John's United Church: The United Church receives members in three ways: Affirmation of Faith; Transfer of  Membership; and  Re-Affirmation of Faith. If you  are interested in  becoming a member at St. John's please contact the office.

"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  at St. John's United!

KIDZ Faith Corner  10:00 am

Office Hours:

Tuesday: 9 - 2

Wed/Thurs: 9 - 2

Friday: 9 - 12                                                           

Closed in July