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
St. John’s Angels will sponsor the Haut Gap Sports Banquet again this year!
Be An Angel by volunteering to help as a GREETER or TABLE HOST as we welcome our middle school student athletes and their parents.
It's more fun than work!!
To serve or have a question, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sally Frazier at (843)559-3948.
The Fifth Annual Gullah Celebration to support the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) at Freshfields Green on Kiawah Island.
This fun and fundraising event features music, a large silent auction, sweetgrass baskets, crafts, jewelry and art, as well as wine, beer and Gullah cuisine. Live musical performances by the Deninufay African Dance and Drum Production at 3:15 pm and Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers at 4:30 pm will be among the highlights of the afternoon.
General admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available through the SIHAF website, at Indigo Books or from local volunteers. Food and drink tickets can also be purchased in advance or at the event.
The Gullah Celebration is the major source of funding for the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation, whose mission is to fight hunger by providing healthy food and clean water to needy families from Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Many of the programs that SIHAF supports are familiar to Seabrook residents who participate in them as volunteers. They include the Blessing Basket, the Water Wellness Mission, Crockpot Cooking Class, Backpack Buddies of Seabrook, Fields to Families, the Hebron Zion Presbyterian Church Emergency Food Bank, Meals on Wheels of Charleston, Rockville Presbyterian Church Meals on Monday, St. James Bethel Food Pantry, Sweetgrass Garden and the Wesley United Methodist Temple Take Out Ministry.
Godly Hospitality: The Power of Healing Hope presented by Bishop Mark Lawrence
Join the Annual Diocesan Gathering of Women, Saturday, May 4 at St. Paul’s in Summerville.
The event begins at 9 a.m. and costs $20 (including lunch)
Optional Workshop : The Battle of Your Mind: Proven Tools and Strategies for Victory
Led by Mrs. Jessica Smith from 1:30 -3 p.m.
Anxiety, depression, and negativity can come into our lives and rob us of our joy and peace. “The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy, but I have come so that you may have life and have it abundantly.”- John 10:10. God’s desire for our lives is a mind that is fixed on Him, but uncontrolled thoughts can rob us of the joy God has set before us. Jessica Smith will reveal tools and strategies that God taught her from her own season of difficulty. Through these insights, you will gain strength, discernment and victory in winning the battle of your mind! Prayer Ministry will be available.
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
Grace Chapel with Fr. Greg Snyder
6:00am SonRise at Grace Chapel
In the Church with Fr. Jeremy Shelton
8:00am Traditional Easter Sunday Service Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:30am Traditional Easter Sunday Service Holy Eucharist, Rite II
In Walton Hall with Fr. Greg Snyder
10:30am Contemporary Easter Sunday Family Service Holy Eucharist & Baptism
Immediately following the 10:30am services on Easter Sunday, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children! Everyone is invited to attend!
In the Church with Fr. Greg Snyder
8:00am Traditional Palm Sunday Service Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:15am Liturgy of The Palms in the Church Yard
10:30am Traditional Palm Sunday Service Holy Eucharist, Rite I with Choir and Organ
In Walton Hall with Fr. Jeremy Shelton
9:15am Breakfast & Sunday School Instructors
10:30am Contemporary Palm Sunday Service with Praise Band
Come out and support the St. John's Parish Church Angels!
Barrier Islands Little League Baseball Opening Day celebration! Next Saturday, April 6th 9am-2pm at the Maybank fields (behind water company).
Barrier Islands Little League is working hard getting ready for Opening Day! With lots of fun things planned throughout the day in addition to tables set up for all sponsors; So thankful for the support of the local community!
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. .