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This Week's Opportunities

You're invited to the Love Our Neighbor Community Event benefiting the Men's Warming Center this Saturday, at Bethel UMC (1232 Curtis St., Rock Hill). St. John’s is a proud sponsor of this event. Tickets are $10 and includes a BBQ meal and live music. Tickets are available in St. John's church office.

St. John’s Sunday Worship - November 11

Contemporary Worship at 9 am in The Core - Rett Haselden preaching

First Light Worship at 9 am in the Sanctuary - Rodney Powell preaching

Traditional Worship at 11 am in the Sanctuary - Rodney Powell preaching

All worship services will include a recognition of veterans.

Thanksgiving Groceries Needed

St. John's has 20 bags that need to be filled with groceries to provide a Thanksgiving meal for those in need. The list of the items needed is stapled to each bag. Please take a bag from the lobby today and fill it with the items requested and return it to St. John's no later than Thursday, November 15. Filled bags will be given out to guests at a Thanksgiving feast at Freedom Temple on November 18. We also need $25 grocery store gift cards.

Community Thanksgiving Service

There will be a community Thanksgiving Service on November 18th at 6:00 pm at Oakland Baptist Church. The service will feature a combined choir and pastoral leadership from the churches on the Oakland Corridor.

Chili Buffet for Missions - Wednesday, November 28

The Missions Committee invites you to a special all you can eat chili buffet and fellowship on Wednesday, November 28, featuring music by Hank Futch. Several varieties of chili will be served, including venison and chicken. Macaroni and cheese will be available for children. There is no set charge for the meal, but donations for missions will be greatly appreciated.

Book Study with Pastor Rett - Thursday, November 29

The November book is "The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our "Correct" Beliefs" by Peter Enns. Join Pastor Rett and other friends to discuss this book on Thursday, November 29 at noon or 7:00 pm in room 211. Please obtain your own copy and read it prior to the gathering.

Help Support our College Students at Exam Time

Did you know that St. John's currently has 57 students in higher education? The College Ministries Team supports these students throughout the year with mailings to remind them that their church loves and prays for them. For Fall Exam time, our Sunday School children are helping us by coloring cards to send them. We would also like to put a $5 gift card in each to allow them to go to Starbucks, Chick Fil A, or another spot.

How can you help us? We need monetary donations to cover the cost of the gift cards and the postage. Please help us to support our college students by making a donation and marking it for College Ministries. Stop by the church office anytime prior to November 26 to make a donation. Thanks for supporting our college students!

ST. JOHN’S JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM - DECEMBER 7, 8, & 9, 6-8 p.m.

Donations needed: Hot Chocolate, hand warmers, large brass and pottery vessels, old metal, wooden tools, and gift cards to Walmart or Lowes (any amount!). There is a donation box outside the church office.

Cast members are needed for our ChristmasVille Preview on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2. Forms are available at the Welcome Desk for cast positions and a booklet on the Opportunities table which lists other ways you can help, such as construction of the city, props, ChristmasVille parade float, hospitality/food and costumes sign ups. Contact Johnsie Lumpkin for more information.

St. John's Christmas Ornaments

The Organ Restoration Committee will be selling Christmas ornaments depicting the pipe display at the front of our sanctuary. These ornaments were made by a local woodworker from the original 1924 architect's rendering of the organ. The cost is $20 each and all proceeds go directly to the organ fund. If you would prefer a refrigerator magnet that you can enjoy all year long, those are also available in the same design. The ornaments will be available in the church office during the week or in the Gathering Area on Sundays during November and December. These make excellent stocking stuffers, so get yours while supplies last!

COMMUNION SERVER 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.

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, robins_nest@comporium.net

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 Pastor Rett - 803-327-3113

    PRAYER CHAIN

    To submit prayer requests for our Prayer Chain, please email them directly to prayer@stjohnsrh.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 prayer@stjohnsrh.org with the subject “I will pray for others.”

    CONNECT WITH ST. JOHN'S COMMUNICATION TOOLS

    • Visit www.stjohnsrh.org

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

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

    • Follow us on Twitter @StJohnsRockHill and Instagram stjohnschurchrh

    • Watch St. John’s on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/StJohnsUMCRockHill

    • Join the Quest email list to receive weekly emails about youth events. Email vkenney@stjohnsrh.org and ask to be added to the list.

    • Download the ACS Church Life app on your mobile device to have instant access to the contacts and events in your Access ACS and ACS Facility Scheduler databases anytime, anywhere.

    NOTIFY CHURCH OFFICE WITH HOSPITALIZATION 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.

    See you Sunday!

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