Parish Announcements

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT COORDINATOR NEEDED. We are looking for a Volunteer to be the Coordinator for the Christmas Pageant this year. If you are interested, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

FROM THE STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE. Today, November 18, we will celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday. At both services, we’ll distribute pledge cards, and every adult parishioner will have the opportunity to join with our church family to offer our pledges of financial support of St. John’s in thanksgiving for all the blessings in our lives.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE. The downtown churches of Fayetteville will gather for the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at 6 p.m. today, Sunday, November 18 for a service. The service, led by clergy from downtown churches, will gather God’s people from different traditions to worship Jesus Christ and offer thanks to God for sustaining and blessing our common life in this community and nation. This service will be held at First Baptist Church (201 Anderson Street). The Rev. Ralph Clark of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church will preach.

Adult Christian Formation

BIBLE STUDY IN THE KYLE HOUSE. Join George Bender in the Kyle House at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings for Bible Study.

THE BOOK OF ACTS. Join Ron Schooler for a Study based on the Book of Acts on Sundays in the Vestry Room at 9:30 a.m.

Children’s Christian Formation

WEDNESDAY OPPORTUNITIES. Bible Adventures and Children’s Choir at 5 p.m. for children in Preschool - 3rd grade.

CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITIES ON SUNDAYS.

Nursery: 10 a.m. - noon ages 0 - 2 & Children’s Chapel 10:15 a.m.: Preschool - 3rd grade.

“QUIET BAGS” are available in the narthex and the inside entrance into the church near the Sacristy for children to take into the 10:30 a.m. service. This creative opportunity includes a Bible story booklet, quiet game sheets and coloring pages for your child to use now and take home with them. Once the service concludes, please return the bags with clip boards and crayons inside so they may be reused.

EYC - Episcopal Youth in the Church

THE NEXT EYC EVENING EVENT / ACTIVITY will be today, November 18th. We will meet at the church at 3:00 in the afternoon and carpool to the Lumberton home of Charles and Christel Haworth for food, fun and fellowship. Please contact Lenora Chandler at lchandler@nc.rr.com or 910-261-3328 for more information and to rsvp (if you have not already).

EYC (GRADES 6-12) CHRISTIAN FORMATION meets every Sunday morning at 9:15 in Room 5, upstairs.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Please join our wonderful team of volunteers that facilitate the EYC Sunday morning Christian Formation program. The lessons are prepared and provided. Volunteers serve as a team of two, one Sunday each month (less if we have enough volunteers). Volunteers must take the Safe Church training provided online to participate. This quick training is worthwhile and informative. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

DIOCESAN YOUTH EVENTS:

2019 OPPORTUNITIES:

Camp Trinity Reunion. 8th-12th graders. January 18-20, 2019 at Trinity Center.

Youth at Convention. 9th-12th graders. February 7-9, 2019, Wilmington Convention Center. Fee scale TBA.

Happening 73. 9th-12th graders at Trinity Center. Team and candidate forms will be available in October. Fees and exact dates TBD.

New Beginnings 53. 6th-8th graders (team 9th-12th graders). April 5-7, 2019 at Trinity Center. Fees TBD.

Event/Volunteers

ST. JOHN’S ALTAR GUILD. St. John’s Altar Guild invites you to become a member of our team. Our volunteers donate a few hours a month either on a weekend or Wednesday committee to prepare the church or chapel for the liturgy. If you are interested in being a part of this rewarding ministry, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

EPISCOPAL FARM WORKERS MINISTRY. This year, the annual Fall Festival, to be held in Newton Grove, was canceled due to the hurricanes. St John’s has been involved in the past and Judy Klinck is on their board. The effort is to assist Hispanic Farmworkers in Eastern N.C., and, in lieu of a clothes or a food drive, St. John’s is supporting a fund drive. Donations can be made to Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, P.O. Box 160, Newton Grove, N.C.28366.

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVERS NEEDED. Servers are needed to help with Wednesday Evening Dinners. If you are able to help, please sign up on the sign up sheet located outside of Hauser Hall.

GREETERS NEEDED. St. John’s Greeters have the fun and easy job of welcoming parishioners and newcomers as they arrive for 10:30 Sunday services. Greeters contribute to the warm and inviting atmosphere that leads attendees into our church home each Sunday. The duty is easy and the rewards are great! Please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

ST. JOHN’S IS LOOKING FOR NEW ACOLYTES. We are looking for young people to be part of worship. We encourage anyone in 4th through 12th grade to participate. Training is provided. For further information on this ministry, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN USHER? We are currently in need of ushers. Ushers at St. John’s participate in a very rewarding ministry at the church. In addition to serving at the 10:30 Sunday morning services, ushers are also needed at funerals and other scheduled church services. Ushers are scheduled on a monthly basis and serve approximately once every 4-6 weeks. Training will be provided. If you are interested in becoming an usher, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.

Other Announcements

ONLINE GIVING & DIRECTORY. St. John’s now has an online directory and the ability to give online through your computer, tablet or mobile device. Please visit the following website for instructions and to signup: http://www.stjohnsnc.org/access/. If you need help logging in, please call or stop by the church office during normal office hours.

PRAYER REQUEST BOX. The Daughters of the King take a vow of prayer and service. The Lydia Chapter at St. John’s maintains a confidential prayer request box. It is now located on the table outside the Chapel. The members of the Lydia Chapter will offer confidential prayers for your concerns or thanksgivings.

CARE FOR THE DEPLOYED. Care for the Deployed has care packages ready and available to ship. Our mission is to thank and support our deployed soldiers. If your loved one is deployed and you would like Care for the Deployed to send him or her a care package, or if you have questions, please contact the church office at 910-483-7405.