St. John Chili Cook Off

St. John Chili Cook Off! Saturday, October 26th  The fun begins following an early Vespers at 4:30 p.m.! Whether you form a team or compete on your own, bring your best chili recipe & join us.  Sign ups are available online, just check our website for ways in which you can help!  This is an amazing evening of fun and fellowship; please make plans to attend and participate in a little friendly competition!!! Sign Up Here CHILI     COSTUMES     GAMES The teens will be providing games for the kids! Have your children dress in their favorite, non-scary costume! Items needed: Bags […]

Tentative Schedule for Bishop NICHOLAS’ visit

Women of St. John – Friday, October 25 – Desserts at Mindy Williams home, 7:00 p.m. Men of St. John – Saturday, October 26 – Breakfast with the Bishop, 9:00 a.m. St. John Chili Cook Off – Saturday, October 26 St. John Teen Group – Tuesday, October 29, 6:15 p.m. *Bishop NICHOLAS will be visiting St. Paul in Tupelo on Sunday, and St. Nicholas in Jackson on Monday.

Food Pantry

We have moved the donation site for our food pantry items to the bookshelf just inside the Dickinson St. door.  Please leave your contributions here rather than the corner we previously used. We can always use donations, so here is a brief run-down of what we normally provide those who visit us on Wednesday mornings: smooth peanut butter, Vienna sausages, Chef-Boy-R-Dee canned pasta, granola/cereal bars, tuna, Nabs, vegetables, fruit cups, small Gatorades or bottled water, toilet paper. Thank you for your continued support of this important ministry.

AWSJ Fall Retreat, October 4-5

“Carrying the Life-Giving Cross: Practical Conversation about Caretaking Others and Ourselves” Elissa Bjeletich, Author & Podcaster Elissa Bjeletich hosts three popular Ancient Faith Radio podcasts: Raising Saints, Everyday Orthodox, and together with Kristina Wenger, Tending the Garden of Our Hearts. She is the co-author of Tending the Garden of Our Hearts: Daily Lenten Meditations for Families (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2019) and also of Blueprints for the Little Church: Creating an Orthodox Home (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2016). She is the author of Welcoming the Christ Child: Family Readings for the Nativity Lent (Sebastian Press, 2017), and In God’s Hands: A Mother’s Journey through Her Infant’s Critical Illness (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2013). […]


There are new books available in the bookstore including the red Pocket Prayer Book and Churchianity vs Christianty which Fr. Philip has referenced in his homilies.

Project Mexico

Since 1988, Project Mexico has been building safe, secure and weather-tight homes for some of the most impoverished families in Northern Mexico. Every home is constructed over the course of four days and built entirely with volunteer labor. Once complete, these homes are provided so that these families can build a brighter future for themselves and their children.  ( The Teen Group is raising funds to be able to participate in Project Mexico late in July 2020.  You may make donations to offset their expenses here; additionally, they will be holding several fundraisers in the future.  Be on the lookout […]