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Women's Retreat


Save the date for this year's Women's Retreat at Summers Mill Retreat Center in beautiful Salado, Texas. This will be a time to focus on channels of God's grace and to build friendships. The retreat begins at 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 7- noon on Saturday, November 8 in Salado, Texas. Cost is $65 sharing a bed/$90 your own bed (register before September 30 at a discount, $60 sharing a bed/$85 your own bed). Register here.
Contact Hilary Marchbanks at hilary@stjohnsaustin.org or 512-452-5737 if you need assistance registering. 


Fall Classes


Saint John's will be starting a new season of classes this fall. For a preview of fall classes, click here.

For more information, contact Kate Harrington at kate@kateharrington.com or (512) 565-2511, Hilary Marchbanks at hilary@stjohnsaustin.org or (512) 452-5737. 

Worship workshop for parents


Do you bring a little one with you to church? The Saint John's Children's Council invites you to an informative, practical and inspirational workshop at 10 a.m. Sunday, September 28 in the Bethlehem Room.

This session is designed for parents and caregivers of children ages preschool through first grade who are making the transition from the nursery to full participation in the worship service.

Each family will leave with a tote bag of quiet, kid-friendly activities. The suggested donation is $7 per family for supplies. The Bethlehem Room is located next to the Chapel. For more information, contact Rev. Amy Villwock at amy@stjohnsaustin.org or Hannah Knighthannahgknight@gmail.com


Voter registration


Miriam Circle is offering a neighborhood voter registration drive on two Saturdays, September 13 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 
2 p.m. at Saint John's. Tables will be set up outside the church, so tell your friends and neighbors to stop by.

Voter registration will be offered to the Saint John's family during two Sunday mornings, September 28 and October 5. If you need to register or change some of your voting information, stop by the table in the Gallery. October 6 is the last day to register to vote in the November 4 election. For more information, contact Janice Curry, jlcurry@austin.rr.com


Dinners of 8


Have you been looking for a way to get to know other Saint John's members better? Do you love dinner parties?  If so, Dinners of 8 is for you.

This longtime Saint John's favorite invites participants to enjoy dinner in groups of eight - four pairs - approximately once a month for four months. Each pair rotates to dine with different people each time. Every month one of the pairs is assigned to be the "host" for that month and decides whether to hold the dinner at their house or to eat out.  If dining at home, the host is responsible for the main dish.  The others are assigned to bring vegetables, salad, bread and desserts.  If dining out, the host chooses the location and each party pays their own way. 

Dinner dates are September 27, October 25, November 15 and December 13, 2014. 

You can sign up as a pair or as a single to be matched with someone else.  You can also sign up as an alternate in the event a participant can't make one of the dinners.  Once sign up is complete you will receive a packet of information that details your rotation format.  If you know there is a date you cannot make, please note that on the sign up sheet so you won't be assigned to host that night.

Sign up by August 31 in the Gallery or contact Kerri Rowland at 512-423-0073 or kerrirowland@gmail.com. Bon Appetit!


Reconciling Ministries Team


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 seven active RM Team members and many RM Team Friends in our congregation.  Interested in joining us?  See contact info below.

We currently host a monthly Rainbow Potluck, usually after the late service on Second Sundays, the same day we encourage our congregation to wear rainbows to church in the form of stoles, pins and more.  The rainbow stoles specifically remind us of those who have not been ordained and those who have lost ordination due to sexual orientation or gender identity.  All of our rainbows are a visible and affirming welcome to the many who have historically been made to feel unwelcome at church.

CLICK HERE to visit our home page.

Active Team Members (updated November 2013):

Joy Butler – Chair
email:  Joy L Butler @ gmail . com

Liza Chigos

Janice Curry

Rowland Curry

Brad Howe

Joan Hudson

John Thomason

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Hilary Marchbanks, Assistant Minister - Staff Liasion