Archive for December, 2016

News & Notes 12/29/2016

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Merry Christmas, Friends,
As the days of the Christmas season progress, I’m appreciating more and more the gifts that God gives to us - especially the gift of Jesus - but also the gifts of one another. I’m very thankful to be a part of such a wonderful congregation. Thank you for the cards/greetings […]

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Dover Friendly Kitchen

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Calling All Bakers: St. John’s will be serving supper at the Dover Friendly Kitchen on Tuesday, January 10th.
We need yummy baked goods for dessert. Please make your favorite dessert and drop it off in Hartford Hall before 2 PM on the 10th and if you would like to be a server please be at St. […]

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News & Notes 12-22-2016

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Christmas Greetings to you My Sisters and Brothers,
Much of today’s “News & Notes” is repeat from last week - but I just want to remind you of all the “things” that are happening in the next few days - there always seem to be questions, regardless of how many times we list the events.
On Christmas […]

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Message: “Even When… I Believe” by Mark Alley

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Advent
December 18, 2016
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Introduction
Listen - MP3
Pastor Mark
Lesson from the Good News of Jesus
Matthew 1:18-21
Listen - MP3
As read by Jim Avrett
Lesson from the Good News of Jesus
John 1:1-18
Listen - MP3
As read by Pastor Mark
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“I believe, even though…”
Part 4 of 4
See Poem Below
“Even When… I Believe”
Message for […]

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Women’s Book/Video Group

Friday, December 16th, 2016

All women are invited. We meet at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month.
January 2, Movie Night. Hugo. (Read Roger Ebert’s review: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/hugo-2011). Shari Grieve will host.
February 6, Our Nig (Black History) (131 pages). Sketches from the Life of a Free Black is an autobiographical novel by Harriet E. Wilson. It was published […]

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Men’s Book/Video Group

Friday, December 16th, 2016

We had to switch our January and December meetings due to some medical issues. The January meeting will now be held January 9 at 7 PM at Patrick Murphy’s house in Durham. The book will be Fannie Flagg’s A Redbird Christmas. All men (churched and unchurched) are welcome. Read the book (or not), come and […]

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Jeff Mitchell’s Sing-a-Long

Friday, December 16th, 2016

HE’S BACK! JEFF MITCHELL’S rollicking fun Sing-a-Long with Show Tunes and Standards will be held, February 4, 2017 from 7 to 8:30.
With a $10.00 at the door donation you will have a great time at St. John’s. Bring your family & friends for a fun evening.
Refreshments will be served at the end of the event.
Questions? […]

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Tour John Wesley’s England

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Join Harvard-Epworth UMC on April trip to John Wesley’s England
Join Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church in Cambridge, MA, and its pastor, Rev. Herb Taylor, on an educational tour of John Wesley’s England with The Society for Biblical Studies. The trip will be April 17-24, 2017 with extensions in London or Edinburgh available.
Check it out here: http://www.neumc.org/newsdetail/join-april-2017-trip-to-wesleys-england-6729855

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Preacher’s Aid Speaker

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Visiting worship leader speaks about Preacher’s Aid
On Sunday, January 22nd, Rev. Dr. Wesley Palmer, the Executive Director of the Preacher’s Aid Society of New England, will be our guest preacher at both services.
From their website: “The Preachers’ Aid Society exists, in the words of our Articles of Incorporation, ‘to assist in the support of aged, […]

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Blood Drive

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The Red Cross will be holding their first of the New Year 2017 blood drive on Friday, January 13th, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.
As usual, we would appreciate as many people as possible to attend the drive and would also appreciate any “goodies” that you might like to contribute.
Thank you for everything!!
Carolyn Reichert

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