The "In person worship" for this Sunday May 15 is being held in our own downstairs hall at 10am. Adjustments have been made for sound and hymn books will be available for those who like to use books. The words are also on the screen. We encourage everyone to continue masking, if you are able, in an effort to protect the most vulnerable and high-risk members of our church family. As in the past, please complete the self screening for COVID before entering.We are also back to live-streaming on our Youtube channel . https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiCSQR6NbG9_u7FSY7hrAow
A short Congregational Meeting will be held following worship on Sunday May 15. The purpose of the meeting is to appoint a new trustee.
Please share the attached poster from Beth Donovan Hospice : Circle of Resilience, a support group for women (age 35-55) navigating a newly diagnosed life-limiting illness. Circle of Resistance
Stroll for the Soul starting May 14
Stroll for Your Soul offers 21 days of accompaniment through a brief email delivered early each morning to your inbox. Each email will offer a practice, or a reflection, or a video, or a photograph giving direction and encouragement to your time spent strolling (or rolling, skateboarding or running.)
Come Stroll with Janice Maclean of the Prayer Bench and Caroline Bindon of Kereru Publishing in New Zealand. They explore the unique spirituality of their landscapes from very different parts of the world. In 21 daily emails, they celebrate the weather by sharing everyday experiences with reflections, videos, scripture and photographs and experiential prayer. Come Stroll together. Go to this link by May 10 to register: https://prayerbench.ca/stroll-2022/ (Where it says"Identify your group" put in: St. John's United Church)
"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