This Week's Opportunities
St. John’s Sunday Schedule – August 20
Contemporary Service at 9 a.m. in The Core - Rev. Debra Quilling Smith preaching
First Light Worship at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary – Rev. Rett Haselden preaching
Traditional Worship at 10:55 a.m. in the Sanctuary – Rev. Rett Haselden preaching
August Missions Focus: The Winthrop Wesley Foundation
Let’s help Wesley get ready for the new school year! Please bring any of the following items to the Helping Hands Box in the St. John’s lobby: Paper Towels and Toilet Paper; Cups, Plates, & Plastic Utensils (especially forks); Hand soap and Cleaning Supplies; Dish Soap and Dishwasher Detergent; White Copy Paper; Canned drinks and individual snacks
Sing With the Choir - Sunday Mornings
The Chancel Choir is not rehearsing on Wednesday evenings during July and August. Instead, they are meeting early on Sunday mornings to prepare only the music for that day's 11:00 a.m. worship service. This change in schedule is a great singing opportunity for members of the congregation who cannot participate in the Chancel Choir on a regular basis, or who might want to try the choir for a short time with no commitment. It is also the perfect way to get to know our new Director of Music and Organist, Justin L. Addington. Please consider joining the choir for rehearsal on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Choir Room. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessing of The Bookbags & Promotion Sunday - August 20
•10:00 a.m. Blessing of the Bookbags— Meet in the gathering area on the first floor.
•Promotion Sunday— After the blessing is finished, children will go to their new Sunday school classrooms to spend some time getting to know teachers, shepherds and classmates.
•Parent Information— Parents are invited to visit the Children’s Ministries information table to pick up choir schedules, children’s ministry information, and learn more about what is available for your child. This includes:
•Third Grade Bible Presentation - During 11:00 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary we will present Bibles to our Third Graders.
Quest Back to School Bash - August 20
All youth are invited to join Quest at Bethelwoods from 4:30-7:30 p.m. We will swim, have dinner (hamburgers and hot dogs), play some GaGa Ball, have some s'mores and the message at the outdoor Chapel. Meet at St. John's at 4 p.m. if you need to ride the bus to Bethelwoods. Or you may meet us at Bethelwoods at 4:30. Bethelwoods is located at 922 Mt. Gallant Road in York, SC.
Third Grade Bible Lesson - August 27
On August 27th, during Sunday School, Pastor Debra and Pastor Rett will meet with the Third Graders in the Australia room (#240) to discuss how to use their new Bibles.
FAN Fitness Fun Program Kickoff - August 27
Get the school year started off right with the 8-week FAN Fitness Fun Program. On August 27th at 4:30 p.m. in Huddleston Hall, we will be doing 25-30 minutes of circuit training that will be geared to all fitness levels, followed by a nutrition moment that will include personalized tips that you can actually use in your life. Anyone is welcome to join. Contact Lacy Ngo, MS RD, FAN Coordinator, 704-616-7963 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Cub Scout Information Meeting - August 31
St. John’s Cub Scout Pack 925 offers the full Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Cub Scout program for boys in kindergarten (K5) through 5th grade. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Scouts can start at any level and will be organized with other Scouts in their same grade. New Scouts and their families are welcome at our end of summer party; August 19th from 2:00 to 4:30 (wear a bathing suit) to be held at the Westminster Park Pavilion, 4000 India Hook Road. The new Scout introduction meeting will be on August 31st at 6:30 in the Core. For more information, contact Brian Cope at 803-818-1053.
The CN2 Broadcast is Changing - September 3
Beginning September 3rd, CN2 will no longer be able to air our service on the same day. The broadcast of the service will be delayed one week beginning on September 3rd.
Get Fit Exercise Class Returns - September 5
Everyone is invited to join the Get-Fit class! They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m. in Huddleston Hall. This is an hour long, low impact exercise class for all ages, led by personal trainer, Phyllis Martin. The majority of the exercises are done from a sitting position. Please contact Peggy Gardner (329-4549) if you would like more information.
Dance Classes - September 5 - October 24
Dance Classes will be held in the St. John's Center from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.on the following Tuesday evenings:
You do not need a partner for these classes. Classes are for all skill levels and ages. A Donation of $20 for each monthly class with donations going to the youth programs of the church. Park in White Street Parking Lot and come to the center door of the St. John's Center. Wear shoes that will slide. Come early the first night of Cha-Cha and Line Dance to register. Questions call Pat Grant at 372-1315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New! Covenant Bible Study - Beginning September 6
Covenant is an in-depth, 24-week, group Bible Study that centers around our relationships with God, with each other, and with the world. It differs from other Bible studies in that it emphasizes the biblical concept of Covenant—the enduring commitment between God and people—as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible. Covenant Bible Study creates a learning experience where scripture meets everyday experience— within and beyond the sphere of church life. This Study will meet on Wednesdays from 10:00-Noon in room 228, beginning September 6. The cost for your books is $30. The study will be facilitated by Pastor Debra, Phyllis Faircloth, Karen Spencer and Mary Beth Batson. It is open to EVERYONE!
Music Ministry Fall Start Up - September 6-14
The ensembles of the Music Ministry will resume rehearsals on the following dates:
If you are interested in one of our ensembles or have any questions, please contact Justin Addington.
Women’s Book Club - September 13
Join our St. John's Women’s Book Club! Our next book is "Love Lives Here" by Maria Goff. Purchase or borrow the book and read it on your own time. We will gather on September 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lacy Ngo to discuss the book. Please sign up by contacting Lacy Ngo at email@example.com.
Hospice Volunteers Needed
Hospice & Palliative Care Palmetto Region is a local branch of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, a local non-profit hospice provider. HPCPR serves York, Lancaster and Chester counties in South Carolina, and we are currently looking for volunteers to meet the needs of our patients in this area. Hospice volunteers provide companionship to patients in long term care communities as well as respite to caregivers in private homes. The commitment is 2-4 hours per month, and is based on your own schedule and availability. Training is provided, and we can bring the training to you here at St. John’s if we have a group of 6 or more participants. Please contact Elise Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 704-887-6413 for more information.
College Student Addresses Wanted
St. John's College Ministry Team loves to send our students care packages and birthday cards throughout the year. If your child has a new mailing address this semester or is just starting their freshman year, please get that information to Jenifer Crawford at email@example.com.
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!
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
Acolytes and Crucifers Needed
Acolyte and crucifer are always needed to serve during our 11 a.m. worship service.. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/11amworship As always, if you happen to be in the 11am 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Greeters are needed every Sunday morning for various shifts. If interested, call or email Ce Ce Bucy for more information and to sign-up. ( email@example.com or 803.327.3113)
How does the referrals process work at St. John’s?
Our referrals coordinator is Lee Ann Livingston 803 328-9472
To submit prayer requests for our Prayer Chain, please email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com with the subject “I will pray for others.”
Connect with St. John’s Communication Tools
• Visit www.stjohnsrh.org
• Join our Facebook page, "St. John's United Methodist Church (UMC) Rock Hill, SC".
• Follow us on Twitter @StJohnsRockHill.
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!