Nathan and Ashley are eagerly awaiting commitments from members of the middle school and high school youth group for our MISSION TRIP!!! We cannot wait to serve with this crew and dive into deepening our spiritual connection with ourselves and each other.
We are hoping to collect a $75 deposit for each student by Sunday March 10. Its time to decide to make a difference in your life and in this world!
FAQ’s about the mission trip:
Where are we going?
Dunn, NC, a rural, agricultural community on the Coastal Plain of Eastern NC.
We’ll do some farm work and some projects to support the community of farmworkers. We will hear stories from migrant workers and open up our hearts and minds to a greater human experience.
Who is going on the trip?
Definitely Ashley Wade and Nathan Bourne. We hope to bring a group of ten students – there are still several spots available!
What students are eligible to go?
All rising 7th-12th graders.
How much does it cost?
The ticket price per student is about $750, but we will be fundraising and assistance is available. As with all programs at St. John’s, money shouldn’t be a deciding factor for your family! Do know that each student will be responsible for helping with fundraising efforts for our group.
How are we getting there?
We’re taking the St. John’s van. It’s about a 14 hour drive and we’re planning on doing it in a day.
Where are we staying?
For the first five nights we’ll stay at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Clinton, NC. They’ve offered for us to take over a couple Sunday School rooms and their parish hall. Our last two nights we’ll be at The Trinity Center on the Outer Banks.
How do I sign up?
Email Nathan (email@example.com) ASAP and bring in your $75 deposit on Sunday March 10th.
Due to the impending blizzard, all youth programs will be canceled tomorrow, Sunday, January 20. This includes Church School, Youth Groups/Service Sunday, Nursery, and Cherub & Junior Theater Rehearsals for Willy Wonka.
Willy Wonka rehearsals will not be made up, but will resume as usual on Wednesday. This coming Wednesday is a Cooking For Crossroads Day, beginning at 3PM!! (For the Wonker-ers: Rehearsal will begin at 4, and we will end a bit early to enjoy a meal together at 5:30. Please pick up your students at 6PM per usual.)
Our FAMILY NIGHT is still on for any stir-crazy families that feel ready to venture out into the wilderness by 4PM.
Arctic temps? Crazy children spending too much time inside? Adults in need of socialization? Must be time for another gathering of food, families, and fun!
Here’s the plan:
Where: The Haight’s House (7 Newington Road Greenland, NH) What: Food (potluck style), drinks, conversation When: Sunday, January 20th 4pm-7pm Why: to enjoy some hang out time with other St John’s families Bring: Anything! (beer, dessert, a smile, apps, cheese & crackers, fruit, open bottles of wine, veggie tray, side dish, chips, poorly behaved children, moonshine, etc.) Bonus: Some people (the children) have the next day off! Monday the 21st is MLK day
*FYI– We will make pulled pork sliders for the main course. Questions: contact Jen Haight for more info firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 485-9330
Hope to see you next weekend! If you want to sign up so we can see what food you’re bringing, or not bringing, click here: Google Doc
The next gathering will likely be in early March- the weekend of the 9th/10th, let us know if you want to host!! If you want to stay connected to the St. John’s families on FB, please join our family group!
This Sunday is our annual Christmas Pageant! That means there will not be any Sunday School classes – all children who are NOT participating in the pageant should go to church for the 10:00 service. Arrive a little early for a good seat to see everything! The nursery will remain open for our youngest.
If your child would *like* to participate but has not been involved in rehearsals, you can still show up! We try to make it easy to jump in as a sheep or an angel. There’s a dress rehearsal on Saturday which you are welcome to attend, or you can just come and make yourself known on Sunday morning in Thaxter Hall. Kids will be arriving btw 9-9:15 to get into costume. Let me know if you have any questions: email@example.com
Teenagers and big kids – we need your help too! We need banner bearers to walk the big banners down the aisle and helpers with the night sky… Nathan and Lizzie are good contacts for those jobs 🙂
Our upcoming Sunday schedule will look as follows:
Dec 23 – Pageant (No classes, nursery open)
Dec 30 – No Children/Youth Programs (Nursery closed)
Jan 6 – Sunday School and Youth Groups resume at 9:30AM
A friendly reminder that our musical rehearsals will being on Sunday Jan 6th. This year we are doing Willy Wonka – performance will be Feb 16 & 17. If you’re interested in learning more about this, let me know!
On Sunday, December 2nd, we will welcome in a new season of Advent as a church community. This season of joyful preparation will offer some good opportunities for our children to build in their joy and community as well.
Below, you will find the December 2018 Children & Youth Schedule Overview. Looking for more dates? Visit the Program Schedule page.
After Youth Choir Rehearsal (4-5:30), we invite youth group members (6th and up + all junior choir members) to join us in the Philbrick Room for a festive costume party! Our group will attend the Portsmouth Parade at 7:00PM and we will provide transportation!
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT A RIDE HOME FOR YOUR CHILD/REN.
We will need a headcount to coordinate this – your response is appreciated. $10 per child.