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ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY WORSHIP – SEPTEMBER 23

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

SEPTEMBER MISSIONS FOCUS - MEN’S WARMING CENTER AT BETHEL UMC

During the winter months, Bethel UMC opens its doors to offer a safe and warm place for homeless men to sleep and receive a warm meal. They are in need of basic clothing items for the men. Please consider purchasing any of the following items and bring them to the Helping Hands box outside of St. John’s church office: men's undershirts - boxer shorts - white tube socks (sizes M to 3X)

HUNGER OUTREACH MEAL DELIVERY - SEPTEMBER 24

St. John’s delivers 250 meals to the needy in our community on the fourth Monday of each month (September - May). Thank you to the Wonderful Women’s class for fixing the meals each month! Our next delivery for Hunger Outreach is Monday, September 24 and 10-15 volunteers are always needed, as we do not send volunteers out alone. Meet at the church at the St. John's Center Kitchen at 5pm to load the car and get directions. For more information, contact Barb Flood at leotabarb@gmail.com

BIBLE STUDY WITH PASTOR RODNEY - WEDNESDAYS

Pastor Rodney is leading a five-week study on the Book of Philippians on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. Come be a part of Paul’s “Philippian Joy”! No book purchase is necessary and join at any time.

CHURCH HOSTS NEEDED FOR BBQ COMPETITION - SEPTEMBER 29

St. John’s facilities will be used for judging during the Rock the Grill BBQ competition. We need friendly church members to serve as hosts on Saturday, September 29. Sign up here if you would like to help.

FIFTH SUNDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST - SEPTEMBER 30

On Sunday, September 30, Quest is hosting our 5th Sunday Pancake Breakfast in The Core! Please join Quest as they serve a wonderful Pancake Breakfast beginning at 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 am in the St. John’s Center. Cost is $3 for children 8 years and under and $5 for adults, with a maximum of $20 for a family.

COMMISSION ON THE WAY FORWARD INFORMATION SESSION - SEPTEMBER 30

There will be a Special Session of General Conference called by the denomination’s Council of Bishops Feb. 23-26, 2019, in St. Louis. The purpose of the special session is limited to receiving and acting on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward. The commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the COB to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and help the full church explore ways to move beyond its impasse around ministry and human sexuality. We invite you to learn more about this as we host information sessions with the Rev. Kathy James, Director of Connectional Ministries of the South Carolina Conference on Sundays, September 30 and October 14 at 5 pm in The Core.

ST. JOHN’S BASKETBALL MINISTRY - MEMBER REGISTRATION OPEN

Members of St. John’s are able to register online for basketball now until October 15. The cost is $52 per player and participants must be 6 years old through High School. Our goal is to have all conforming teams for tournament play this year, so registration will be open to members first, before opening registration up to non-members. Register here

LINE DANCING - BEGINNING OCTOBER 2

Come join like-minded friends for four evenings of Line Dancing for Exercise and For the Organ Restoration. The donation will be $20 for the four classes with all money going to the Organ Fund. We will be dancing easy and lively dances that are danced at public events and variety dances. Written Line Dance Step Sheets, Step Definitions, Dancing Tips and Technique will be e-mailed to participants.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Donation: $20

You do not need a partner for these classes. Classes are for all skill levels/no skill and all ages. Invite your family and friends. 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 to register. Questions call Pat Grant at 372-1315 or email pathollisgrant@cs.com

PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR CLASS - OCTOBER 4 OR 10

Pediatric First Aid/CPR will be available on October 4th and October 10th from 6:00-8:30 pm in Huddleston Hall. This is free for children’s ministry volunteers and staff. All others are asked to pay $5 (due at the start of class). Sign up here

VISIT REMAINS OF CARHARTT MANSION - OCTOBER 10

Hamilton Carhartt, creator of bib overalls and founder of Carhartt Clothing, had his winter home in Rock Hill in the early 1900s. The foundational remains of the Mansion, three homes, garage and out buildings are on a bluff along the Riverwalk Trail on property being developed at Riverwalk. Join us for a Guided Historical Walk along the Catawba River and to the Carhartt Mansion Remains.

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Trailhead of Riverwalk Trail off of Cherry Road

Trail: Mile walk to Mansion, asphalt trail with slight inclines.

Steep, rocky climb to the bluff.

Wear shoes that grip and protect your ankles. Hiking boots would be good. Bring a walking stick to help with balance around the ruins. Bring bottled water. Call Pat Grant at 372-1315 or e-mail: pathollisgrant@cs.com

WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB MEETING - OCTOBER 10

Join our St. John's Women’s Book Club! Our next book is "Tattoos on the Heart" by Gregory Boyle. Purchase or borrow the book and read it on your own time. We will gather on October 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lacy Ngo to discuss the book. Please sign up by contacting Lacy Ngo at lacyngo@yahoo.com . Want to Read ahead? Our winter book will be “Present Over Perfect” by Shauna Niequist.

SAVE THE DATE: ST. JOHN’S JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM WILL BE DECEMBER 7, 8, & 9, 6-8 p.m.

2019 SANCTUARY FLOWER CALENDAR AVAILABLE

The 2019 Sanctuary Flower calendar is available on the Opportunities Table. You may put your name and all pertinent information on the date you would like to reserve. The office will contact you once you have selected a date. All flowers in 2019 will be done by St. John’s Flower Guild. The flower policy is printed in the notebook for you to review. Arrangements are $100 and that will be for two arrangements. We have no standing orders for 2019 so please be sure to reserve early.

GET-FIT FREE CLASSES

Come to exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, in Huddleston Hall with Physical Fitness Trainer, Phyllis Martin. Plan to join the Get-Fit on-going classes on September 4th for a full-body workout. Classes are for male and female of all ages and all fitness levels. Exercises vary each day but are planned to work the entire body for both flexibility and muscle strength. Various size dumbbells are available at the church or you may bring your own. Phyllis is certified in three physical fitness programs and explains the skeletal muscles being used in each exercise. Health tips are shared among the group. Information, call Pat at 803-372-1315 or pathollisgrant@cs.com .

SAVE YOUR CHANGE

Do you have spare change lying around the house? Maybe in the cup holder of the car, or even under the cushions of the couch? If so, we want to help you get rid of it! The Music Ministry would like for you to donate all of your loose change to the Pipe Organ Restoration Fund. In the lobby of the St. John's Center there is a 12 foot tall golden organ pipe. Members of the church, especially children, are invited to climb the steps each Sunday and drop their loose change down the pipe. Our goal will be to fill the pipe by the end of 2018.

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 Lee Ann Livingston 803 328-9472

    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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