Archive for August, 2016

Message: “Half Truths - ‘God said it - I believe it - that settles it’” by Mark Alley

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 28, 2016
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Half Truths
Pastor Mark is offering a five week sermon series
through the month of August, concluding on Labor Day weekend.
The series is entitled “Half Truths,”
and is based on a book by the same title, written by Adam Hamilton.
The book’s full title is
“Half Truths: God helps those who […]

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Crop Walk

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

SUNDAY, October 16 @ 12:45 benefits Dover Children’s Home, the Friendly Kitchen, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry and Church World Services. A signup sheet and information will be posted on the Outreach board in Hartford Hall in early September. Volunteers can walk a 1 mile or 3 mile route. Patrick Murphy and Tish Sims are […]

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Women’s Book Group

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

All women are welcome to join the book group that meets the first Monday of the month at 7 PM and at 6:30 in December and June when we have a pot luck. Where Monday, September 5, is Labor Day, we will meet the second Monday.
The number of pages has been included so that you […]

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Men’s Book/Video Group

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Men’s Book Group will meet Mon., Sept. 12 at 7:00 PM at Earle Custer’s home. We will be discussing Bill Bryson’s The Road to Little Dribbling. It’s an uproarious account of his (mostly) walking tour from southern England to northern Scotland. Please feel free to join us. Delicious carrot cake (probably) will add to […]

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Fall Rummage Sale - Friday, 5:00 PM - 8 PM; Saturday, 8 AM

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

St. John’s UMC Fall Rummage Sale Friday September 9th, 5 .M. to 8 P.M. also Saturday September 10th 8 A.M. to noon.
Time to clean our closets and bring donations. Sale is clothing, shoes and linens only. We welcome you to come help with the preparation…..and then join the search for those special items to purchase. […]

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Calling All Singers!

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Come old, come young; come veteran, come new The Chancel Choir has a place for you. We love to make music, week in and week out We sing, we clap, we may even shout!
The new season begins on September the 8th 7:15 on the chancel; try not to be late
For you never know what you […]

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Blood Drive

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The Fall Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Friday, October 21st, from 1:00-6:00PM.
I will be looking for some possible new helpers for this coming drive and for some of the future drives. We still have a great group of people helping but think that maybe it is time that we give some of them […]

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Bless backpacks and support the teachers
For the fourth year in a row we will offer a
“Blessing of the Backpacks” for all the students (regardless of age) from St. John’s, as they begin their new school year.
On Sunday, September 11th, at the first service
(9 AM), all students are encouraged/invited to bring their backpacks/book-bags/briefcases/etc. to church, and […]

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“Exploring Systemic Racism” training

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

“Exploring Systemic Racism and its Implications for Our Lives and Our Work,” is an opportunity to study racism and how to combat it in the life of our churches, lives, and work, presented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race and its Anti-Racism Steering Committee.
Given the climate of our times as reflected in the […]

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News & Notes 8/25/2016

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

A Blessed August day to you, My Friends,
I had a wonderful time on Sunday, under the tents! If you were here, I hope it was great for you, too - and if you weren’t here, we missed you . . . . and you missed a blessed worship experience. As I said Sunday, […]

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