Dear St. John’s Church Family,
There’s some important news that I wanted to share with as many people as possible before Sunday morning. With great sadness, I share the news that Jerry Small passed away this morning. Betty, Dee, Scott and Emma have decided that Jerry’s Memorial Service will happen some time later - after the […]
Archive for November, 2011
Dear St. John’s Church Family,
Wed. Dec. 21st at 7 PM, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church
Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult.
The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, […]
The Men’s Book Group meets on the second Monday of the month.
For December, that’s the 12th at Earle Custer’s. The book is Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, who also wrote The Remains of the Day.
In 2012 the first meeting will Jan. 9 at Lenny Colongione’s and we’ll discuss Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana deRosnay.
Greetings to you, My Friends,
I’m going to jump right in to the news - to get this out to you, and then head home for the holiday!
*At Church Council meeting on Monday, Patrick M. reported that the “Angel Tree” stars represented requests from five facilities (i.e. schools or institutions for youth) and two families. There […]
What is the message of the parable [of separating the sheep and goats]?…. It would seem to me that it would be, ‘we are all going to face judgement.’ Judgement is real. Now, that’s not a warm fuzzy way to end the church year, is it? No? We’ve been thru our celebrations and happy times, and we’ve been challenged with stuff. So why all of a sudden mess it all up and say, “Ok, folks, now you’re going to be judged!”……Read full post...
Dear St. John’s Church Community,
This has been a busy week around the church. The most noticeable thing, which you will see on Sunday, is that the installation of our new sanctuary projection system has been completed. It works great. There are some wrinkles that will have to be worked out - like the lights partially […]
“I Can See The Light” Festival of Music December 4 at St. John’s United Methodist, Dover
Brighten your holiday season with the sounds of Christmas! “I Can See The Light” Festival of Music will be performed Sunday December 4 at 6pm at St. John’s United Methodist, Dover. The concert features the St. John’s Chancel Choir and […]
This is the third of three Sundays of emphasis on Stewardship. Our theme is “Steps Along The Journey”, dealing with our membership vows of our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
“It was on the golf course in South Portland, many years ago, that “witness” first became important to me….”
Pot Roast Dinner will be served from 4:30 – 6 PM on Saturday, November 19th. Kick off your weekend by attending our monthly dinner in Hartford Hall. Pot Roast, gravy, potatoes, vegetables, beverage and a dessert bar will be served at a cost of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $4 for children. We […]Read full post...