Giving Tree 2021

St. John’s has enjoyed the Advent Giving Tree project for over 30 years! It is our chance to give back to those in need and those forgotten.  We are happy to return to our Pre-COVID number of 200 people, the majority of which are children. Your help in fulfilling this goal is certainly needed!  Donations are welcome! Please designate GIVING TREE.  Please WRAP/TAG and BAG for each person & return to the church Sunday December 5 for Blessing and distribution.

Our ministries and tags include:
Alston Wilkes (Star)
Family Promise (Gift Boxes)
Hand Middle School (Ornament)
Midlands Center (Tree)
Prison Ministries (Angel)

Tags are available either outside after church or the Online Giving Tree.

The Epistle - Nov. 5, 2021

Read the latest church newsletter: The Epistle - Nov. 5, 2021

Wednesday Night Program Begins October 20

Supper 5:45 - 6:15 PM

Teaching 6:30-7:25 PM


Our Parish Health Committee has blessed plans for Wednesday night meals and our devoted kitchen crew is ready to assemble! With some severely immunocompromised members in that group, we ask you to wear a mask in the serving line and to fix plates for your children. 


For Children

Oops!: What Happens When God’s People Mess Up?

Children, join us for time spent learning about all the ways God has used imperfect people to further God’s kingdom, and the ways we can be a part of that redemptive story, too! We’ll meet during the adult program for games, crafts, and conversation. Older children and youth are invited to help with this ministry opportunity. We will need adult support; parents please let Maggie know which Wednesday nights you can help.


For Adults

Christ and Culture in the Windows of St. Johns

Our church is blessed with a lovely and instructive collection of stained glass. Designed by the Rev. Kenneth Morris, rector before John Barr, the windows draw on Scripture and more humanistic themes to tell the story of God and his people. We will explore a window each evening to consider their message and the good news of the Gospel. We meet in the Multipurpose Room this year. 



Window Title

Presenter and Notes

October 20

The Children’s Window

The Rev. Nicholas Beasley

October 27

The Church History Window

Dr. Susan Wilds McArver

November 3

The Medical Window

The Rev. Deedie Marshall 

November 10

The Music Window

Dr. Susan Wilds McArver

November 17

The Civilization Window

The Rev. Nicholas Beasley