St. John's Parish Church Spring 2019 Men's Hike
The Men's Hike Ministry exists to deepen the faith of men. It is a time to unplug, get away, and connect with God. No hiking experience required. We will spend 4 days in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The hike provides an environment conducive to heart management, a time to get unplugged from the business of life and to simply enjoy rest with your thoughts and prayers.
Please register by April 15. Cost $40.
For more info and to register please contact Fr. Jeremy
It’s that time of year to sign up for our annual trip to help our neigbors in Tennessee. Hosted by First Broad Street UMC, whose mission teams we have hosted each summer for the past 35 years.
Forms will be available from Monday February 4th in the foyer of Guerry Hall & also in Walton Hall. Please return completed forms to Anna Henderson or Rob Schluter as soon as possible.
Early registration begins Feb. 4th - Apr. 14th, $80 per person.
Late registration begins Apr. 20th - June 30th, $100 per person
The Art of Neighboring, A Mini Conference with Dave Runyon Friday, March 15 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Saint James Church, James Island, 1872 Camp Road Charleston SC, Open to the Public. Register here.
What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors?
When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice.
What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally?
Join us Friday, March 15 at St. James, James Island, to hear Pastor Dave Runyon share his own testimony of how the idea of neighboring impacted his own walk with the Lord, and re-doubled his efforts to share what the Lord put on his heart with church and community leaders all across the country.
Let’s collectively have our hearts refreshed in the gospel and in Jesus’ commandment, trusting him to start a movement that will change our own lives, our neighborhoods and our diocese.
Who is Dave Runyon?
Dave helps faith, business, and government leaders unite around common causes in the Denver metro area. He serves as the Executive Director of CityUnite and as a consultant for businesses who have a desire to make a positive impact in their communities. Dave helped to start a neighboring movement in 2010 that has now spread to over 3,000 churches around the country. This experience prompted him to co-author The Art of Neighboring, which was published by Baker Books. He speaks locally and nationally encouraging leaders to collaborate for the good of their cities. Before founding CityUnite, Dave served as a pastor for 10 years at Foothills Community Church and The Next Level Church. He graduated from Colorado State University where he studied history, economics, and education. Dave and his wife, Lauren, have four kids.
The Reverend Rob Kunes from The Prayer Center at Camp St. Christopher will be preaching at all services on March 10th on Celebrating Our Inheritance - Praying for Healing Throughout the Generations. We have all inherited some wonderful things from our past but, to be honest, some things not so wonderful which we, through God's grace, can leave out of the legacy we pass on.
Rob’s Sunday sermon, at all three services, will be a kick-off to this concept and he will guide us further with a teaching series the next three Sundays during the Sunday School hour. During those sessions we will be examining: 1) our forgiveness of others and of ourselves; 2) what our image of God is (how we see God); and 3) what our identity in Christ is (How God sees us).
These are wonderful opportunities for us all to simply own where we are today in Christ and examine how we got here and then see how to step forward. Through Rev. Kunes'’s teachings, we can celebrate the gifts we have been given and also find release from those things which may be holding us back from “all the good works Thou hast prepared for us to walk in”.
Please make a special effort to join us for this special Lenten time of re-examination and renewal.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Prayer Team for additional information.
ASH Wednesday marks the beginning of our 40 day season of repentance, fasting and reflection before Easter. St. Johns Parish will have 3 services on Ash Wednesday at the following times:
12:00pm In the Church
6:30pm Family Service in Walton Hall
7:00 pm in the Church
Come join us for the March Madness Oyster Roast to support the clergy of Northern Uganda send children to school. A child’s annual tuition is only $150. Can you help send a child to school this year?
Oysters are provided by Richard Baldwin. Don’t forget to bring your oyster knife! We will also be serving hot dogs, chili and veggie chili, plus plenty of sweets. See you on the field of Walton Hall at 5pm on Saturday March 2nd.
The Prayer Shawl ministry creates shawls and baby blankets, which are blessed by our clergy. Each prayer shawl and baby blanket carries a blessing, a reminder of God’s love and care to their new owner. While we sew and knit we say prayers to bring healing to those in need. You don’t need to be an expert in needlecrafts; come and join us on Saturday March 2nd to find out more during our quarterly meeting in Walton Hall.
Men of St. John's! The 2019 Christian Men's Conference is just around the corner. Registration is currently available. Let's discover, together, how to better be the fathers, husbands, brothers that Christ intends for us. Archbishop Foley Beach is the speaker this year.
Word Weavers are meeting in Walton Hall. Contact Bonnie Anderson for more information.
Founded in 1997, Word Weavers is dedicated to providing a forum for Christian writers to critique one another's work in a face-to-face format so as to improve their craft. Writers of all levels are welcome. .