Open Mic is Back!

St. John's Open Mic is Back!

There is still time to sign up for the St. John's Open Mic at the August 4th potluck! If you have a talent (musical or otherwise) which you would like to share, email Michael at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot in the lineup!

Self Defense Class

Self Defense Class at St. John’s

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is offering a free self-defense class for women

Saturday, August 03, 2019
Time: 9:00 am
Location: St. John’s Church,  2827 Wheat Street, Barr Center Gym
RSVP: Nina Mauldin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 576-3086

This is a crime prevention program that utilizes techniques that are specifically designed for women to reduce the likelihood of victimization.  This program empowers women to recognize their strengths and make sound decisions when faced with potentially dangerous situations.

  • Minimum age:  18 years old; 16/17 years old with a parent
  • 4 hour physical class
  • Please wear comfortable clothes
  • Please bring a bottled water or Gatorade

For more information about this program please contact Sgt. Nina Mauldin of the Victim Service Unit at 803-576-3086 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

A Garden Goodness Potluck

A Garden Goodness Potluck
August 4 after the 10:30 service

Featuring Open Mic & Bargain Book GIve-Away

Let's share salads of all kinds, tomato pies and sandwiches, fruit, and other cool foods from the bounty of our gardens and farmers markets at lunch after the 10:30 service. Celebrate the bounty of God’s good creation as we build up the Body of Christ at St. John's. Join in the Open Mic, presented by Music Ministry,  and check out SJE's books at the Book Give-Away Station. We are giving away some interesting books at the luncheon!

Family Ministries this Summer

Prayers for our youth traveling to Johns Island 
Sunday, July 21, seven St. John’s youth, along with six other youth from the Columbia community, will be traveling to Johns Island to perform compassionate construction through Home Works. We are looking forward to a transformative week of hard work, service, and fellowship. Please keep the following in your prayers: Lilly Angel, William Cantey, George Gallagher, Nettles Green, Henry Gibson, Claire Lewis, William Locke, Davis Newman, Wade Oliver, William Overdyke, Nick Sherrer, Christina Smith, Logan Wagner, Beth Oliver, Maggie Mallette.

Merry Christmas in July! Rising 6th-12th graders are invited to come celebrate with St. John's on Tuesday, July 30th, from 2:30-4:00! We'll have festive tunes, treats, and games, and a gift swap with a $0 spending limit! Get crafty, and bring your friends!

Keep signing up to go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala, August 2-3! Cost is $45 for youth and $50 for adults. It's going to be a blast! Email Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a detailed itinerary and packing list. 

Fall EYC 2019 will kick off Sunday, September 8th! 
We hope to have a pool party that evening. Please let us know if you are willing to host the youth for this fun event!
Maggie is looking for EYC volunteers for the fall. We need people with all kinds of gifts and talents to guide and lead the youth of the church in this fun, boisterous ministry. Reach out to Maggie if you'd like to get involved! 

Scream Free Parenting: How to Raise Amazing Adults by Learning to Pause More and React Less

WANT A PEACEFUL HOME? This practical, effective guide for parents with kids of all ages introduces proven principles for overcoming the stress and anxiety of parenting, forged in the personal trenches of countless families. If you’re like most parents, you want to know you’re doing a good job raising your children. You want to feel like you can handle anything. You want to feel confident, competent, and hopeful for the future, for both your kids and yourself. (Oh, and along the way, you’d like a little peace, quiet, and respect as well.) All of the above are possible, even probable, if you can learn to become “Screamfree.” You can have the structured, rewarding home life you’ve always craved, with respectful kids who are responsible for their own actions. All you have to do is learn to pause, so you can respond more and react less. It really is that simple. Once you learn to control your own emotions and behavior, your children will soon learn how to control theirs.

  • Couples and singles welcome; invite friends, open to the community. 
  • Five sessions (now three more - not too late to join us) to discuss each section of the book. 
  • Sunday evenings, August 25, September 29, and October 20
  • 5:30 PM supper, 6:15 PM program
  • $10 registration fee covers cost of the book; available in the Heyward Hall atrium. 
  • Purchase an electronic edition on your own if you are a device-reader.
  • Child Care and Nursery care provided for children elementary age and under.

REGISTER HERE

Share your gardening skills with the Lay-weeders!

Do you have a green-thumb and gardening skills you would like to share with St. John's?

If your answer is YES, then property committee member Sid Smith would like to hear from you. He's starting a church Lay-weeders (get it?) Team to help prune, weed, water and nurture the grounds at the church.

Join him on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning or late afternoon this summer to beat the heat. Interested?

Family Promise Week at SJE: August 4 - 11

St. John's will host Family Promise the week of August 4 -11. There are many volunteer opportunities available: Overnight Hosts, Dinner, Set-up, Laundry. Please let us know how you can help by contacting the coordinators listed below or volunteer using the Family Promise Sign Up Board on Sunday morning located outside on the patio after each service. Questions? Contact Co-chairs John or Jackie Boylston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-636-6753.

Needed:

  • Moving in and out - Beds must be picked up and moved into our facility on Sunday. Beds must be moved out on Sunday morning. Contact Pat O'Keefe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or John Boylston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dinner Providers - 6:00 to 7:30 pm, dinner is served at 6:30 - Sunday night through Saturday night - please contact Leigh Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Overnight Hosts - Sunday night through Saturday night 7:30 pm to 7:30 am – need a male and female - 2 comfortable cots - 2 rooms available - Please contact John Boylston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sunday Setup - Set up bedrooms for guests Sunday afternoon. Contact Stacy Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Laundry - Sunday will need laundry helpers. Linens and towels need to be washed. No hurry in returning clean items. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions contact John Boylston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 803-636-6753.

ShelbyNext Membership - Phone App

St. John’s Membership Core Features While On the Go!

  • Use as a church directory. Search for parish members by last name
  • View contact information for a church member
  • Tap profile image to add a new one (Individual or Family Selfie)
  • Got a new email address? Edit your information. Edits will be approved with 24-hours by St. John's.
  • Add a church member to your Phone Contacts
  • Get directions from GoogleMaps to a parish member’s residence

If you did not receive an email with login credentials, please email Michelle Rabon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give the Parish Office a call at 803-799-4767.

ACCESS THE ONLINE DIRECTORY ON YOUR COMPUTER

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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.