FOCUS Backpacks

St. John will once again be participating in the FOCUS Backpack program.  This year we will be filling 48 backpacks to be given to elementary aged students of Snowden School.  This is an excellent way to give alms directly to our own community. The backpacks can be found downstairs in the parish hall.  We are asking those who are able to “sponsor” a backpack – either individually, as a family, or as a group. pick the backpack(s) up from the church, fill with the requested supplies on the list provided return to the church no later than July 31st. We […]

Parish Council Recommendations

We are now accepting recommendations for the parish council.  New members of the council will begin their term in September of this year.  Rotating off the council this year is Melissa White and Dan O’Brien.  Remaining lay members are Ben Shull, Anna Pashchinskaya, and Pauline Koplin. Forms can be found in the breezeway between the main building and the parish hall.

Catechumen/Inquirers Class

The class will next meet on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.  They will be discussing the Holy Trinity.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  

Family Fun Nights

Join us for a night of grilling and games on Tuesday, June 18 and Tuesday, July 30.  Grills will be fired up and ready to go at 5:30 p.m.  Burgers and hot dogs will be provided – we do ask each family to contribute a side or dessert to share.  BYOB.

Sacristan Garden

What is the Sacristan Garden?  It is a garden or gardens planted by the sacristan – or, in our case, members of the parish – full of beautiful plants and flowers with Biblical meaning.  St. John is blessed with a group who feels strongly about sharing our Sacristan Garden with others, especially children.  All are welcome to help work in the garden itself, and all are welcome to cut the flowers and bring them into the church.  Contact Sarah Ortwein or Lynda Spinolo with any questions. Sacristan Garden Events August – (Christ-centered) Fairy-tales and Flowers  – During Orthros throughout the […]

Teen Group

Tuesday 6/18 – Family night! Come join us at the Church for games, food, and fellowship! The evening starts at 5:30 and we will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers. Bring a side dish to contribute if you would like. Wednesday 6/19 – Teen group following vespers with dinner. I am hoping we can do our discussion on community but I’d like to do that with everyone there. Please encourage your teens to come if they are free. Sunday 6/23 – The Harvey’s have invited the teen group over to their house to celebrate Fiona’s birthday together! They will be grilling […]