Congregational Budget Meeting
This Sunday, November 19 we will hold our annual Congregational Budget Meeting, immediately following worship. Please plan to attend and be part of the strategic planning for the future of St. John’s.
“Special” Christmas Shoppe
Need a “Special” gift for that “Special” person? Perhaps a Secret Friend Exchange. Or something to say “Thank you” to a teacher, bus driver, crossing guard, neighbor, mailman, or babysitter.
Stop in the Fellowship Center before and after church the next two Sundays to find those “Special” gifts and buy raffle tickets for the Christmas throw...AND...your “Special” purchases are a gift for the “Special” Organ Fund!!
Christmas is coming and it will soon be time to think about decorating. Once again the youth group will be selling Christmas greens…wreaths, roping and swags. Greens will be on sale Sundays, November 19 and 26. Pick-up date will be Sunday, December 3 in the Fellowship Center.
Needles & Hookers
Needles & Hookers have been busy lately! We have made 65 hats for the Warm & Fuzzy Tree!!We will take a break for the holidays beginning on Monday, November 20 and will meet again on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
If you love to knit, crochet and talk, please come and join us!!!
Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study will be meeting November 21, 28 and December 5. We will then take a short break and will resume our meetings on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Conference Room. We would love to have you join us!!
The Sin Of Losing Our Spiritual Balance
Do you ever drive yourself crazy worrying over things that do not really matter? During this week of Thanksgiving, take an hour to concentrate on getting your priorities straight. Join us at Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday, November 21 at 2:00 pm.in the Conference Room as we learn to cultivate ways to help us preserve our spiritual freedom and maintain our spiritual balance. Hope to see you there!
Chancel Choir to Sing at Community Lessons and Carols Service
The Chancel Choir will participate again this year, along with other area choirs, in the community Lessons and Carols service at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Sunday, December 10. In addition to the choir's individual number, the choirs will combine to form a wonderful Mass Choir. This service is open to the community and will begin @ 6:00 PM. Please join us as we help usher in the true meaning of Christmas.
Warm and Fuzzy Tree
As part of our participation in Share-a-Christmas, the Warm and Fuzzy Tree will once again be in the corner outside Pastor Tom’s office. There will also be one in the Cloister. Please, let’s fill these trees with hats, mittens and gloves. In the boxes under the trees, place packages of socks and underwear, as the need is great for those items also. The theme for this year is “May Your Christmas Be Merry and Bright”. By donating to this wonderful cause, we will be making the promise of Christ a reality for our less fortunate neighbors in the county. The last day to collect these items is Sunday, December 10 so please hurry and make your donation!!
Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed
If you would like to be a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army on Friday, December 1 @ Dover Buehler’s, please contact George Telle at 330-407-4919. The times available are from 10AM to 8PM.
The Food/Cookbook event has been partially canceled due to lack of cooks and recipes. Instead of a food event, we are going to have a silent auction for three weeks in the Fellowship Center on December 3, 10 and 17. We will also be giving away a partial cookbook for a donation. Proceeds will go to Youth Staffing.
Christmas Craft Sale for Organ Renovations
For a second year, there will be Holiday Crafts for sale to help raise funds for our organ. On November 19 and 26, items will be available in the Fellowship Center before and after church.
In addition to the selection of unique hand-crafted items, there will be a raffle for a 48 X 60 quilted Christmas throw. Starting November 5, the throw will be on display in the Fellowship Center before and after church, where tickets can be purchased for $5 each or 3/$10. The drawing for the throw will be on the last day of the craft sale, November 26.
This year’s sale is held in memory of our friend and helper, Jo Ann Mercer.
Join us Wednesday, November 29th @ 5:30pm for our annual festival to celebrate the beginning of advent. There will be a covered dish dinner followed by a short program. Afterwards, we will once again be painting the St. John's windows in the cloister and front of the sunday school building with scenes of Christmas. Please join us as we celebrate the beginning of the journey to the birth of Christ!
Altar Flowers & Bulletin Sponsors
Available dates for altar flower sponsors for 2017: Dates available: November 12, December 10, and 31.
Available dates for bulletin sponsors for 2017: Dates available: November 19 and December 24 @ 7:00PM service.