Posted on 05/02/2013
Mental Health America has designated May as Mental Health Month. The Mental Health Ministry team at Saint John’s has planned several events this month to bring mental health issues into our awareness, to reduce stigma, and to start conversations. Guest preacher Rev. Steve Purdy, Superintendent of the Austin District of the UMC, started us off this past Sunday with a courageous word about his personal experience with mental illness in the context of his strong Christian faith.
Rev. Georjean Blanton and Pastor Paul Escamilla will weave mental health themes into their communications with us.
May 18 - The Mental Health team is sponsoring a Coffeehouse event Saturday, May 18, featuring the music of Vickie Purdy, Jessica Foulke, and Julia McDonald, to raise money for My Healing Place, a sliding-scale counseling center close to Saint John’s.
June 1 - Wellness Walk for families and pets at Northwest Park Saturday morning, June 1. Watch for details of these events later in the month.
For more information on the Saint John's Mental Health Team, click here.
Posted on 05/09/2013
Saint John's emphasis for Hope Food Pantry for May is cereal. In addition, bars of soap are accepted year round.
Monetary donations are also accepted. Please write "Hope Food Pantry" on your check's memo line.
For more info, please contact Sheri Jones, Director of Missions, at 452-5737 or email@example.com.
Posted on 04/16/2013
Save the dates for our annual Family Camp July 14-18 at a beautiful new campground. The group will stay at the HEB Foundation's Headwaters campground near Leakey, Texas. Each air-conditioned cabin houses six to eight people and has its own bathroom. Watch future issues of the newsletter for more details, or you may email Jeff and Judy Strawmyer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All -- married, single, with or without children -- are invited to join us!
Posted on 04/28/2013
Explore the richness of Moses’s early years and God’s work in our own lives at this year’s Vacation Bible School, set for July 8-12 at Saint John’s. At this summer's VBS, campers are invited to learn about the life of the great Bible hero through stories, lessons and imaginative activities that connect his life with our own. Together, we’ll learn about Moses’s birth, his rescue, his childhood and finally his call into God’s service. Moses’s story speaks to us about the power of God at work at home and in the community.The circle is wide! Come join us for a week your children will remember for a lifetime.
9 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 2013.
Cost is $25 per child.
For more information, please contact Amy Villwock, Director of Children’s Ministry, at email@example.com.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Posted on 04/02/2013
The Reconciling Ministries Team (RM Team) at Saint John's was formed in November 2010 by a group of Saint John’s members who wanted to raise awareness about Reconciling Ministries at our church. The RM Team became a recognized church committee (affiliated with Intentional Faith Development committee) by church council vote in 2011. We currently have 7 active RM Team members and many RM Team Friends in our congregation. We host in-home story-sharing parties and educational events at church including book studies, speakers and movies. Click here to visit our home page.