At Saint John's, we take seriously the notion that all of us are members of God's beloved community, even the very young. Just as Jesus modeled listening to children and youth, and calling them to lead, we center the needs and gifts of our children.
The Youth at St. John's have recently been pondering the question, What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?
Jesus was an Episcopalian. Not really! But, we do know he was deeply rooted in the same theology we are aspiring to learn. We're taking the gifts we have to further our understanding of what it means to be an Episcopalian and live our lives as God intended.
Writer's Workshop, an informal gathering of committed scribblers, completed twelve separate sessions. With a beverage and some goodies from the Hospitality tables in hand, we would gather, begin a quick writing lesson in basic style, discuss our warm-up work, and then disperse for 40 to 45 minutes of quiet, uninterrupted writing on individual projects. Some wrote about events in their lives; some wrote for journaling; some wrote on whatever was on their minds that day. After our lengthy writing session, we had another brief discussion, and packed up for the day.
This month we highlight Mary Angotti's submission:
Peace Corps Volunteer Experience
Dinner, Drinks, and Discussion
We meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom for Dinner, Drinks, and Discussion of a particular topic or series. The specific details of the topic as well as the Zoom link are sent via our Constant Contact email.
Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Vicenti Hall. We begin the morning with fellowship and prayer. We then turn to the gospel text appointed for the upcoming Sunday. The time spent studying our Holy Scriptures together and connecting to others truly is sacred space. Whoever is available after Bible Study ends continue the fellowship by going out for lunch at a local restaurant.
We raised and donated $177 for Inland Valley Hope Partners Tuesday day of Giving!
On October 31st we hosted our first annual trunk or treat and welcomed folks from all over the neighborhood to our campus. We also cooked and gave away almost 100 free hot dogs!
Several of our deanery congregations have joined together to offer a variety of events open to all people. Our next deanery event will be an Advent Quiet Day hosted by Christ Church Ontario. See more information HERE.
Our office sends out weekly reminders of the worship and community connection schedule for the week, along with any Zoom links. Sign up below to receive these notices.