Agape Community Dinner

 

Due to COVID, dinners have been suspended indefinitely. The community aspect of these dinners would be missing if we only did take-out, and we feel that was the heart of this mission. We will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. 

St. John's offers free community dinners on the last Wednesday of every month through the year. This dinner is free and open to everyone. Families and kids are welcome - there are card games and board games available for playing!

Agape is a word found throughout the New Testament, and it means "selfless, wholehearted love." Christian communities have met for agape meals for centuries as a way to be in community and share wholehearted love over food.

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Bible Study
Bible Study - Thursdays, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Bible Study meets every Tuesday. Join us for lunch at 12:00 p.m. (please bring your own), and then we will look at the Bible from 12:30 to 1:30 PM.  We are currently studying 1 Corinthians. There is no expectation of prior Biblical knowledge, and questions are encouraged!

Bible Study runs mid-September through mid-June. 

Not able to join us in person? Join us via Zoom! Contact the office for login information.

Sunday School

We have decided to suspend any Sunday School classes for the 2021-2022 year due to younger participants not being able to receive the COVID vaccine. 

Activity bags are available for use while at church that children can take to their pew.

 

Christian Ed Director Needed for the 2022-2023 school year.

Anne Lewis is stepping down as Christian Ed Director. We are looking for someone who loves working with children. Knowledge of Christian Ed not necessary, we have programs you can use to plan. We were previously holding Sunday School once per month for 1 to 5 children. Please contact the office if you are interested in, or have questions.

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Coat Closet

The Coat Closet has winter coats, gloves, mittens and hats available for those in need at no charge. It is open during office hours (Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) or by appointment.  Please call the office at (315) 462-6611, or email stjohnscliftonsprings@gmail.com to set up an appointment or for more information. We are not able to purchase any new items at this time - there was a great need from our Coat Giveaway and we have used up the grant.

Donations of new or gently used winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens or scarves are welcome anytime. Please place donations in the bin on the office porch, or contact the office to make arrangements. Thank you.

Regularly Scheduled Annual Activities

JANUARY – Annual meeting with vestry elections and potluck luncheon

FEBRUARY – Free Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper with any free will donations going to local organizations

MAY – Open doors during the Memorial Day Service held at the Veteran’s Park across the street, spring church yard cleanup

JUNE – ECW picnic

JULY – Local ecumenical worship service

SEPTEMBER – Garnish Memorial Golf Tournament, Welcome Back Picnic, Church School starts

OCTOBER – Blessing of the Animals, Stewardship campaign

NOVEMBER – Coat and soup giveaway, fall church yard cleanup

DECEMBER – Christmas Giving Tree, Festival of Lights salt potato giveaway, Second Seasons Christmas party, ECW Christmas party, Budget for

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