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St. John’s Sunday Worship - March 24

Contemporary Worship - 9 am in The Core - Rodney Powell preaching

First Light Worship - 9 am in the Sanctuary - Rett Haselden preaching

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

Congregational Meetings

Please join us for a series of congregational meetings as part of an evaluation and strategic planning process on which St. John's is embarking to help study our past, present, and future potential for ministry.

Congregational Meeting #2 March 24 - 5 pm (Evaluation of Ministry & Identity)

Congregational Meeting #3 April 7 - 5 pm (Evaluation of Finances & Facilities)

Congregational Meeting #4 May 19 - 10 am (Team Report & Recommendations)

Strategic Planning

St. John's has embarked on a strategic planning process and it is important that the entire congregation participates. Please complete the surveys below. There will also be some displays in the lobby on Sunday morning where members may share their thoughts. Team members will compile responses and present the information at the Congregational Meeting on March 24. Learn more about our process here.

Watch the first meeting here.

Take the Life Cycle Survey here.

Take the Who We Are Survey here.

Lenten Taize Worship - Wednesdays at 12:15 pm in the Chapel

Join us for a 30 minute a service of songs, scripture, prayer, silence, and communion each Wednesday during Lent. There will be a soup and sandwich lunch following each service.

Line Dancing for the Organ Fund

Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

$30

Join us for six evenings of Line Dancing and bring your friends! We will dance easy and lively dances. Written Line Dance Step Sheets, Step Definitions, Dancing Tips and Technique will be e-mailed to participants. Classes are for all skill levels and all ages. Park in White Street Parking Lot and come to the center door of the St. John's Center. Wear shoes that slide. Come early the first night to register. Contact Pat Grant with questions. All money raised will go to the Organ Fund.

Pastor Rett's Book Discussion - March 28th at 12 pm & 7 pm

“Gilead” by Marilyn Robinson is an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. We will meet on Thursday, March 28th, 12:00 & 7:00 pm in Room 211. Read the book and come join the discussion!

5th Sunday Pancake Breakfast - March 31st, 9:45 - 10:45 am, St. John's Center

Quest is hosting our 5th Sunday Pancake Breakfast in the St. John’s Center. Please support our youth as they serve a wonderful pancake breakfast. Cost is $3 for children 8 years and under and $6 for adults, with a maximum of $20 for a family.

Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, March 31st from 4:30-6:00 pm

Sign up here.

We will decorate cookies, dye eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, hunt eggs and more!

This is a rain or shine event.

All participants are asked to bring a dozen pre-stuffed eggs (no peanut products please) to the church by Friday, March 29th.

Donations of extra pre-stuffed eggs (no peanut products, please), plain sugar cookies and plain hardboiled eggs are appreciated. Bring items to the St. John's Center kitchen by noon on March 31.

Mission of the Month: Safe Passage

Safe Passage is a domestic peace program serving victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

Shelter Needs: Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid, Dishwasher Detergent, New Bath and Kitchen Towels, New women’s undergarments & socks, Diapers,Baby Supplies (bottles, wipes, pacifiers, new clothing), New toys, Child-friendly DVDs

Please bring items to the Helping Hands box in the St. John’s lobby.

Late Night Men's Bible Study - Mondays @ 8:30 - 10:00 pm, Room 138

New Study Starting April 1st

The late night men's bible study will be starting a new study starting on prayer called Moving Mountains by John Eldredge. The study will explore how it would feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference. Quite often our prayers seem to be met with silence or don’t appear to change anything. Either response can lead to disappointment or even despair in the face of our ongoing battles and unmet longings—especially when we don’t know if we’re doing something wrong or if some prayers just don’t work. We will confront these issues directly in the Moving Mountains study that offers a hopeful approach to prayer that is effective, relational, and rarely experienced by most Christians. All men are invited to join us! Contact J Morgan for more information.

St. John's Habitat Workday - Saturday, April 6th from 8 am - 3 pm at 454 Mint Street

St. John’s is blessed to be one of twelve churches participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build for 2019. This opportunity comes once a year for St. John’s; so, if you’ve ever considered giving a day to provide good shelter for someone else, now is the time.

Contact Wes Martin to volunteer 704-363-3403. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Job Opening: Nursery & Child Care Coordinator

Part-Time 6-7 hrs/week

$15-$20 per hour depending on experience

Must work Sunday mornings

Deadline to apply is March 29th

For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Sarah Crockford.

Vidalia Onion Sale

The United Methodist Men are selling Vidalia Onions this year. They are ten pound bags for $12. Order yours from the UMM in the lobby area on Sundays in March. Payment is due when you order.

March St. John's News

Lucky you! The March edition of St. John's newsletter is here. Also, if you have not done so already, please let us know if you would like to continue to receive this newsletter in the mail. Beginning next month, we will only mail the newsletter to those who have request it.

NEW ONLINE GIVING OPTION!

St. John's is using a new online giving platform, Pushpay, that will make it easier for you to support our ministries and missions. If you have any questions about Pushpay or have trouble setting up your account, please call Sharon Booth in the church office (327-3113). Click here to give.

Yoga Classes at St. John's

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm

Wednesdays at 10:00 am

Room 238

Marinn Pierce, Instructor

Donation-based, fundraiser for missions

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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