Announcements

Grounds Day

The St. J's Property Committee invites you to participate in their annual Grounds Day on Saturday, November 3 from 9 am - 12 pm.

Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, and shovels. Drinks provided.




Connections

Connections will be having a dinner at the Jaillette residence (817 Arbutus Dr)  after trunk or treat on October 28.  BYOB and email Ashley for food needs. 

For any questions contact ashley_e_wilson@hotmail.com or 803-331-5491




St. John's Basketball

St. John's Basketball Teams for 2nd grade through high school, contact Charlie Sterne at cwsterne@gmail.com by October 22 if your child would like to play on one of our church teams this year. There will be a $60 fee per child. Make checks payable to St. John's and write in the memo line: Children's First Names & Basketball.

Checks can be mailed to the church or dropped by the office during business hours. 




New to the Church?

Welcome to St. John’s: A Class for those New to the Church, runs Sunday mornings at 9:30 from October 28 to November 18.

A welcome gathering for newcomers will be held the evening of December 2, with the opportunity to be recognized as baptized members in our services on December 9.




Come volunteer with the Guild of the Flowering Cross 

This is an opportunity to work with one of God’s most delightful gifts to us –flowers. The guild can be a way for you to offer spiritual service and floral beautification of our church on Sundays, Christmas, Easter, and special occasions.  Women and men of all ages can participate.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Emily Davison at  emilyok@gmail.com. 




Women's Fall Bible Study

The Bible does not shy away from questions. Over and over we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest, by Beth Moore, uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Cost for workbooks is $15, checks payable to SJEWomen’s Bible Study in memo.

Group led by Victoria Fleischer, Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, Oct. 8 - Nov. 12, Parlor.
RSVP and Pay ONLINE for your convenience.




Wednesday Night Programs & Supper

September 12 - October 24
Music Makers: 5:30 pm
Supper: 6:00 pm
Programs: 6:30 pm
Nursery Provided
Chancel Choir: 7:00 pm

St. John’s: Our History, God’s Future: 
Our fall Wednesday evenings are meant to provoke reflection on who we are and where God is calling us. How is God calling St. John’s in our day? We’ll read in the Acts of the Apostles and experience presentations on parish history, our changing context for ministry, and best practices in mission and ministry. Our clergy, veteran members, parish historians, and outside facilitators will lead us. The notes we generate will shape a parish vision and planning process.

Wednesday Night Programs & Supper,  September 12 - October 24.




MOSJ Shrimp Sale & Steak Dinner

The Men of St John’s Episcopal Church are now accepting orders for the annual Shrimp Sale Fundraiser. These fresh, wild caught Carolina shrimp will arrive November 8 for pick up. We are selling 10lbs orders for $12/lb. Proceeds will benefit the Jack Fleischer Memorial Fund. We accept cash, checks made out to MOSJ, and credit cards. Pick up from 5 pm - 630 pm at the clubhouse in King’s Grant neighborhood.

To order or for more information, contact menofsaintjohns@gmail.com #ShinelikeJack.

MOSJ Steak Dinner All Men of St. John's are invited to the annual Steak Dinner, Thursday, November 8 at King's Grant clubhouse, following the Shrimp Sale Fundraiser.




Job Announcement - Director of Family Ministries

St. John’s seeks a full-time Director of Family Ministries who will develop, coordinate, and guide effective ministry relationships, formation, and programs for our children, teenagers, and their families. Ours is a vibrant, traditional parish located in the Shandon neighborhood, near the University of South Carolina and the city’s centers of arts, culture, and athletics. A Bachelor’s degree is required along with experience in areas of pastoral and administrative ministries such as Christian formation, childhood and adolescent development, youth ministry, etc.

 Email resume with cover letter to the Rev. Nicholas Beasley at nmb@stjohnscolumbia.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.

For more information, Purpose, Qualifications and Skills, and Responsibilities, CLICK HERE.




Capital Building Fund

 The price tag for the replacement of the chiller, the sanctuary doors and other building repairs, totals $75,000. Thank you for your generous offerings. We have $40,000 more to go! Donations can be made to support these projects through the capital building fund.

For more information on how you can contribute to these projects, please contact our finance administrator, Lori Anderson, at lka@stjohnscolumbia.org.




Family Yoga at St. John's

All ages and levels welcome (babies under 2 must be in carrier inward facing). Tuesdays, 10:15 am.

Class is held in the Multipurpose Room, Lower Level of Heyward Hall.




Servant Ministry supports Fresh Start

Fresh Start is an outreach program sponsored by St. Luke's Episcopal Church. It is coordinated by Deacon Dianna Deaderick along with her husband Doug. This mission provides free food, clothing, free showers and free laundry services to those in need. All this takes place in the O'Neal Center on Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm and the second and fourth Saturdays.

Donations of laundry detergent, bleach, and men's boxers (large and x-large) would be appreciated. 

Make your donations by dropping off items in the Fresh Start box at St. John's located in the break room across from the parish office in Heyward Hall. Volunteers are always needed too.

Contact Susan Milton at jsmilton@sc.rr.com.




Help Host or Sponsor Fellowship Breakfasts 

This Fall we are excited to continue our Fellowship Breakfast on Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m to 9:30 am before Sunday school in the Barr Center.  If you would like to help with this ministry, please consider sponsoring a breakfast, hosting a breakfast, or both. The sponsor is asked to make a minimum donation of $150.  The host group will be responsible for providing juice and fruit, serving breakfast, and cleaning-up.  The Breakfast Committee has established a menu for each week, and the Committee will be responsible for all of the cooking and grocery shopping! Even if you are unable to sponsor or host, bring your whole family every Sunday to enjoy great food and great fellowship!

Sign up to serve or sponsor breakfast online HERE!




Fall 2018 Sunday School Offerings

Join us for our Fellowship Breakfast in the Barr Center Gym at 9:00 am 
and regular Sunday school classes at 9:30 am, all beginning Sunday, September 9.  

Click HERE For more information on the Sunday School Programs




A Willing Servant of the People

From Servant Ministry at St. John's

We ask the congregation to continue to show its support for Harvest Hope Food Bank.  Founded in 1981, the organization provides food to those in need across 20 different counties in the state of South Carolina. In the fiscal year of 2014-2015, Harvest Hope distributed 27,405,347 lbs of food to provide hunger relief for individuals in our service area.  Harvest Hope accepts a large variety of canned goods and non-perishable foods, but they are especially in need of specific items.
 
List of Items Most Needed
Food items and plastic shopping bags can be brought to the basket containers at every Sunday service at St John's.   You can find the containers right behind the front doors of the Barr Center. 
 
We also ask that you make monetary donations when you can to Harvest Hope.
 
Let's all do what we can to feed a hungry soul today!

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”  John 6:35




Coins for Change

We ask the congregation to recognize and continue its support for Coins for Change. The program is designed to provide financial support for our Weekend Backpack Food Program, which is coordinated by the St John's Servant Ministry's Committee to help bring needed food items to the students of Hand Middle School. The food is given to students of the school who have been identified as homeless or in transition between homes. Ten dollars in change will feed a child for one weekend. So keep scrambling for those coins from your piggy bank jars to the depths of your sofa cushions!  We have many great children to feed with both the food we bring as well as the love we share with them.

Help the Servant Ministry Team fill the basket with items for Harvest Hope every Sunday.




Would you like to serve in Children's Chapel or Nursery this year?

We're growing our fantastic team of children's ministry volunteers who take part in Sunday morning leadership. Children's Chapel and Nursery volunteers rotate when they serve based on monthly schedule and are vital to Sunday mornings being a welcoming and safe space for visitors and members at St. John's. Middle and high school students can also serve as assistants if they have babysitters' training or an equivalent training certificate.

Contact The Rev. Nicholas Beasley at nmb@stjohnscolumbia.org if you'd like to serve!‚Äč




Sponsor Altar Flowers

The Guild of the Flowering Cross invites all parishioners to sponsor altar flowers for any given Sunday throughout the year (even during Lent and Advent when greenery is used, you may still sponsor flowers and it will be acknowledged in the Sunday bulletin). Sponsoring altar flowers is a beautiful way to honor loved ones marking special life events such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baptisms, confirmations, in memory of a loved one, or in thanksgiving for life's blessings. More than one person may make a gift on a particular Sunday. Names of those honored will be printed in the bulletin announcements and included in the weekly, online e-pistle for the week they are given.

The cost for sponsoring altar flowers begins at $50 per individual/family. The altar flowers are currently arranged by members of the Guild of the Flowering Cross. Donations can be made online at our Giving Page on the website or by calling the parish office at 799.4767.

Donations can be made online at our Giving Page or by calling the parish office at 799.4767. 




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