Posts in the 'news 'n notes' category

News & Notes 2-9-2017

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Blessings to you, My Friends,
Have any of you Patriot’s Fans “come down” yet? What a game - even to people who weren’t cheering for either the Pats or the Falcons! That’s what I want every year in the Super Bowl - a great, competitive, well-fought game - whether the Pats are in the […]

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News & Notes 2-3-2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Hello Folks,
I’m a day late - but NOT a dollar short - in getting “News & Notes” out to you this week. I was out of town a couple of days earlier in the week, and just didn’t get everything done that I was supposed to have. So here’s all the news that […]

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News & Notes 1-26-2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Good Day, Friends,
This is going to be the quickest edition of “News & Notes” I’ve ever written - which opens the door for mistakes than usual, too!! Let me apologies even before I begin.
Here’s week three of Rebekah Simon-Peter’s “7 Counter Intuitive Resolutions for Growing Churches”: Envision the future. Develop a vision that […]

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News & Notes (special edition)

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Staff/Parish/Relations Committee met with our District Superintendent, Jim McPhee, Tuesday night to meet the Cabinet’s choice for our next pastor for St. John’s Church. After conversations and interactions, it was obvious to us that the Cabinet had considered our Church Profile very seriously.
The candidate’s list of self-described strengths dovetailed with our priorities for pastoral […]

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News & Notes 1-26-2017

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Good Day to you, Friends,
Last week I shared the first of Rebekah Simon-Peter blog is entitled “7 Counterintuitive Resolutions for Growing Churches.” I’m sharing these over several weeks as a way to encourage us to consider their implications for St. John’s. Here’s the second one:
“Pray the next prayer. It’s easy to get stuck […]

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News & Notes 1-12-2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Greetings Children of God!!
I read an interesting/inspiring blog recently by a woman named Rebekah Simon-Peter (isn’t that an interesting last name?) that I’d like to share with you over the next few weeks. The blog is entitled “7 Counterintuitive Resolutions for Growing Churches.” I’d like to encourage us to consider these for St. […]

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News & Notes 1-5-2017

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Happy New Year Friends,
As we begin the new year, and as our Wesleyan Covenant Service is still fresh in my mind, I’m sensitive to the words of my colleague, Steve Garnaas-Holmes, who wrote this today:
Having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they left […]

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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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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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News & Notes 12/15/2016

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Advent Greetings to you, St. Johns!!
Many thanks to our public supper team (plus their helpers from Hope on Haven Hill) for a wonderful Turkey Dinner last Saturday. The crowd was good - the food was great - and the gift that we’ll be able to give to the Hope on Haven Hill program will […]

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