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St. John’s Sunday Schedule – June 25

Contemporary Worship at 9 a.m. in The Core - David Brashear preaching

First Light Worship at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary – Debra Quilling Smith preaching

Traditional Worship at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary –Debra Quilling Smith preaching

Music Ministry Retirements Celebration - June 25

On Sunday, June 25 we will celebrate the Music Ministry of our Director of Music and Organist, Wes Revels, and of our Director of the Chancel Choir and Men’s Chorus, Mary Ann Helton, as they enter retirement and a new chapter for each of their lives. There will be a reception in their honor immediately following the 11:00 worship service. There will be two boxes available for you to put cards, notes, love offerings, etc. Any checks for love offerings should be payable to Wes or Mary Ann. You will not want to miss our “music-rich” times of worship nor this opportunity to express your thanks to these two fine musicians who have given so much to the life of our church family!

Faith, Activity, and Nutrition Kick Off - June 25

The church is here to most importantly spread God's word and God's love. Yet the church is also here to care for its members. The FAN program was formed to help with just that: caring for the health of our members. Some of our members have expressed a desire for this aspect of care, so we are excited to start the FAN (Faith, Activity, and Nutrition) program at our church. We will have a nutrition and fitness Tips table in the lobby between worship services once a month starting on June 25th. So come by June 25th for this kickoff event to get tips, try healthy snacks, and ask a dietitian your nutrition and fitness questions. We will also have a sign-up sheet available for an 8 week nutrition and fitness program that will start on August 27th.

Family Promise Week - June 25-July 2

The homeless families of Family Promise will St. John’s guests at the end of June. We need people/groups to provide supper for the families and to serve as our church host to stay overnight at the church from 8:00pm until 7:00am. (Our St. John’s overnight hosts have a private room with a queen size air mattress and a television with DVD player.) Contact Roger Owens at if your family would like to serve as overnight hosts! Contact Jan Shillinglaw at if you would like to provide supper one night. Please keep our Family Promise families and volunteers in your prayers.

Welcoming our New Director of Music - Cards requested by June 25

Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to ask the congregation to purchase gift cards to your favorite local places for Justin Addington, our new staff member, to help welcome him to Rock Hill. Please enclose the card with a personal note explaining why this place is a favorite and maybe where it's located. Please give the cards to Marie Leonard (323-7185), bring them to the church office, or mail them to Marie at 834 Estuary Court, Rock Hill SC 29732 by June 25th.

TUESDAY NIGHT TAKE OUT - Tuesday June 27, 2017

10% of all Proceeds will be Donated to St. John’s United Methodist Church.

This week’s specials are fully prepared and ready to pop in the oven and be heated. Best of all there is no clean up just throw the pan away. Everything can be ordered to serve either 2 or 4 people. All orders must be received by Tuesday Morning at 10:00 am. Orders will be available for Pick Up from the Parking Lot of St. John’s United Methodist Church on White Street from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm on Tuesday Afternoon.

Cheesy Spaghetti Bake (Linguine with House Made Sour Cream and Parmesan Cheese Topped with Tomato Basil Meat Sauce) or Creamy Shrimp and Grits (Butter and Garlic Sautéed Shrimp and Smoked Sausage over Creamy Carolina Grits smothered with a Sherry Kissed Cream Sauce)

Each order is accompanied with a garden salad and House Vinaigrette Dressing

Serves 2 ……. $18.50

Serves 4 …..…$35.50

Orders can be placed by emailing or calling Scott at 803-374-6638.

Women’s Book Club - June 28

Please join our St. John's Women’s Book Club. Our next book is The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. Purchase or borrow the book and read it on your own time. We will gather on June 28 at 6:30 at the home of Lacy Ngo to discuss the book. Please sign up by contacting Lacy Ngo at

Welcome Lunch on July 2nd:

Please join your St. John’s church family for lunch at The Roasting Company, 122 Oakland Avenue, on Sunday, July 2nd. Our new Director of Music and Organist, Justin Addington, will be leading the music in our services for the first time on July 2nd. Plan to come to The Roasting Company immediately after church to have lunch with your church family and introduce yourself to Justin. The Roasting Company will donate a portion of the proceeds from our Spirit Lunch back to St. John’s.

Habitat Workday - July 15

St. John’s is blessed to be one of twelve churches participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build for 2017. Our designated workday is Saturday, July 15. We are asking for 10-12 volunteers on Saturday to work from 8 am to 3 pm. We also need volunteers to provide lunch and lead the opening devotional. Please let us know on the sign-up sheet if you plan to volunteer. The address is 304 Hagins St. one block off of Black St. in downtown Rock Hill. Once again, we are asking for donations for St. John’s share of cost for materials. You also have the opportunity to join the elite Society of Joseph’s Hammer in honor of Risher Brabham for a donation of $100. Sign up to help here or at the Opportunities Table. Call Wes Martin with questions or more details at 704-363-3403 or Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

St. John’s 101 Experience - July 15

Our next St. John's 101 Experience will be Saturday, July 15 from 10-1pm, in Huddleston Hall. If you are interested in joining St. John's, attendance at this class is required. Come have lunch, meet our staff and learn about St. John's and the Methodist Church. To RSVP, please contact Ce Ce Bucy. Lunch and childcare provided.

J.O.Y. Lunch Bunch - July 16

Join your St. John’s friends for a lunch outing for fun and fellowship just after 11 a.m. Worship on Sunday, July 16 at The Roasting Company on Oakland Avenue. Contact Judy Griffin at or 803-517-2774 for more information.

Summer Wednesday Fellowship - July 19

Join us on July 19, 5:45 - 7 p.m. for a salad supper and ice cream sundaes in the St. John’s Center, featuring musical entertainment by the Kudzu Kousins. Bring a salad to share and the ice cream and toppings will be provided. Sign up here or at the opportunities table by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18.

Fifth Sunday Pancake Breakfast - July 30

On Sunday, July 30, Quest is hosting our 5th Sunday Pancake Breakfast! Please join Quest as they serve a wonderful Pancake Breakfast beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. There is no set cost for Breakfast but donations will be gladly accepted.

Church Yard Sale - August 12

St. John’s Yard Sale for Missions is August 12th—8 a.m.—12 p.m. We are accepting donations for the Sale through NOON on Friday, August 11th. We will accept anything but old TVs, clothes, cribs, or children’s car seats. Donations are accepted during church office hours. Please check in with the church office first to see where to take your items (we are having to be creative with our storage!) Volunteers will be needed to help with the Sale, August 8-12. Contact Jenifer Crawford with questions.

Fall Festival: October 21

As you attend festivals this summer and see interesting products, please ask for the vendor's card and contact Dodie Miller (803-324-8545) with the information. We are looking for some new, interesting products (other than jewelry) for our festival in October. Thanks for your help!!

Did you know we have a church app?

This easy-to-use app is free and available to all church members and staff by simply using the same username and password that you use for your “member login” with Access ACS™ on the St. John’s website

With ACS Church Life™, you have instant access to the contacts and events in your Access ACS™ and ACS Facility Scheduler™ databases anytime, anywhere, from your mobile phone. Use it to view important people data, see calendar events, and map visits all on the go.

•View your giving information and print your giving statement. (This area is confidential and no one else can see this.)

•View more member profile data with additional fields and better photo viewing.

•Look up phone numbers, addresses, and emails for each person in your Access ACS™ database.

•Easily add contact information to your phone’s contact list.

•Send a text or call a contact while viewing their information from within Church Life™.

•Pull up directions and a map for home visits.

•Trying to remember an event date? No need to guess at it; easily pull up St. John’s calendar on your mobile device while out of the office.

If you have any trouble installing this, please call Mellissa in the church office.

Summer Missions Focus: Backpacks and School Supplies

We are collecting the following items to give to our partner school, Northside School for the Arts: Tissue boxes, large bottles of hand sanitizer for teachers, Crayola crayons (24 ct.), Crayola markers (8-10 ct.), colored pencils (12 ct.), Glue sticks (1 pack - 6 ct.), Pencils #2, Marble composition notebooks, Plastic pocket folder w/brads, Loose leaf paper (regular/college ruled), 3 ring binders (1 or 1 inch), pens (black or blue ink), highlighters, and backpacks. Please consider donating a sturdy backpack (preferably Jan Sport) as children are hard on their backpacks. Bring items to one of the Helping Hands Boxes in the lobby.

Communion Assistants Needed - Online Sign Up

Sign up to serve, assist with set-up, or clean when we celebrate Holy Communion on our new sign up Genius!

  • Contemporary Worship Service 9:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • First Light Service 9:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • Traditional Worship Service 11:00 a.m. - Sign up here.
  • Christmas Eve services are included on the Traditional Worship link!

    If you would like to serve, but don't feel comfortable using this tool, please contact Jan Shillinglaw at 803-448-1627 or Jennifer Stowe at 803-322-5206

    College/Young Adult Summer Sunday School

    This week (5/13) our lesson will be about coming back home. It's the perfect Sunday to join us! Whether you've just finished your first year of college or you've just finished a work week in your first job, you are welcome. Come up to room 314 (third floor, hallway beside the elevator) at 10 a.m. We'll also discuss summer fellowship opportunities. Jenifer Crawford ( ) or Lollie Haselden ( will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Acolytes and Crucifers Needed

    Acolyte and crucifer are always needed to serve during our 11 a.m. worship service. Sign up at As always, if you happen to be in the 11 a.m. service and have not signed your child up, encourage them to stop by the robe room to see if they are needed. Please call or email if you have any questions. Robin Owens, 803-517-5015,

    Discount Cards for Sale

    Quest Youth are selling discount cards to local businesses for $20 each. There are 18 local businesses on the card and 17 of the businesses are multiple use businesses. Some of the businesses are: The Roasting Company, Nishie G's (both locations), Showmars (both locations), Buffalo Wild Wings, Longs Cleaners and more. One of the businesses (Harrelson Nissan) is a one time use. The card also comes with a free app for your smart phone that when you are out of town you can access the discount cards in that area simply by inputting the zip code for that area into the app. This fundraiser is to help with the cost of the Quito, Ecuador Mission Trip that Quest will be going in the Summer of 2018. The discounts on these cards are good for one year from now.

    Praise Band Musicians wanted!

    Do you play an instrument or sing? Do you know someone who does? Are you using those gifts to the glory of God? We would love to have you join our praise band as we continue to grow our contemporary worship ministry. We now have one band under the leadership of our new Contemporary Worship Coordinator Dallas Ball. They practice on Wednesdays, run through the set on Sunday morning and lead worship at our 9:00am Contemporary service. You can sign up for the Sundays you can play or sing by contacting Dallas at or 803-381-8946.

    Hospitality Team Members Needed

    SMILING FACES NEEDED....If you enjoying meeting and greeting people and have the gift of hospitality, we need you. St. John's is looking for Sunday morning greeters. Many of our greeters come from our Sunday School classes, but we still need additional greeters. Please prayerfully consider this wonderful opportunity to serve at St. John's. Greeters are needed every Sunday morning for various shifts. If interested, call or email Ce Ce Bucy for more information and to sign-up. ( or 803.327.3113)

    Stephen Ministry

    How does the referrals process work at St. John’s?

  • A person - either you, a relative, or a friend - is hurting and in need of Christian care.
  • The Stephen Ministry Referrals Coordinator learns about this need for care - from the pastor, the person, or a friend, always with the person's permission.
  • The Referrals Coordinator meets with the person to talk about Stephen Ministry.
  • With the person's permission, the Referrals Coordinator assigns a Stephen Minister to meet on a weekly basis with the person.
  • The Stephen Minister continues to provide distinctively Christian care for the person with strict confidentiality.
  • Our referrals coordinator is Lee Ann Livingston 803 328-9472

    Prayer Chain

    To submit prayer requests for our Prayer Chain, please email them directly to If you are committed to the sacred responsibility of praying for others in need, please subscribe to the St. John’s Prayer Chain by sending an email to with the subject “I will pray for others.”

    Connect with St. John’s Communication Tools

    • Visit

    • Read or post your story on the St. John’s Blog! Contact Lacy Ngo at

    • Join our Facebook page, "St. John's United Methodist Church (UMC) Rock Hill, SC".

    • Follow us on Twitter @StJohnsRockHill.

    Prayer Request Email

    If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, you may email your request to

    Notify Church Office with Hospitalizations or Nursing Home Changes

    Privacy laws (HIPAA) prohibit access to medical facilities; including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and other health care agencies. Please let the office know at 803-327-3113 if a member is being treated or moved into one of these facilities. Feel free to call even if you think someone else has already notified the office. Help us all serve our sick or injured by sharing that information.

    Hope to see you on Sunday!

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