Youth Mission Trip

Commit to Serve!

JUNE 23-29, 2019

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.

What are we doing?

Working with the Episcopal Farm Workers Ministry and the Trinity Center on the Outer Banks.

But what are we going to DO there?

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 (curate@stjohnsnh.org) ASAP and bring in your $75 deposit on Sunday March 10th.

Shrove Sunday CELEBRATION

The time of penitence and fasting is coming quick! So, let’s celebrate with a FEAST and a PARTY! (Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6!)

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 3rd, we will host our second annual Shrove Sunday party, complete with pancakes, sausage, fruit, dessert, and MUSIC!

TIME: 5:00-7:30PM; LOCATION: Thaxter Hall

This party is free! (Good-will offering welcome.) Kids will party together with Ashley and some of their favorite “big kids” downstairs.

pancake party

Come and have some fun with us – and it looks like we’ll be able to sneak it in right before the next snow event of the season!

(Polling all parents: YES OR NO – I want a snow day on Monday.)

 

No Youth Programs for NH School Vaca.

NH VACATION WEEK CANCELATIONS

All children’s & youth programs are CANCELED this Sunday 2/24, including youth group, Sunday school, nursery, and cherub choir.

All children’s & youth programs are CANCELED Wednesday 2/27, including Junior Youth Music & Theater.

REMEMBER!!! Sunday March 3rd is our parish Shrove party beginning at 5PM – you don’t wanna miss it!! 🙂

SAVE THESE DATES!

WILLY WONKA JR.

Brought to you by the St. John’s Youth/Music Program

  • Saturday, Feb. 16 @ 6:00PM
  • Sunday, Feb 17 @ 11:30AM

Come to a show and participate in our GOLDEN TICKET FUNDRAISER! Buy a St. John’s Wonka Bar for $5 and you might be a lucky winner of a special prize valued at $50-$100!!

Wonka Logo

YOUTH SERVE AND CELEBRATE

Cooking for Crossroads & GAMES NIGHT 

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 @ 3:30-5:30

 

NO SUNDAY PROGRAMS

church school & youth groups canceled

  • Sunday, Feb. 24

 

PARISH-WIDE SHROVE PARTY

Thaxter Hall

  • Sunday, Mar. 3 @ 5:00PM

YOUTH PROGRAMS CANCELED

Good evening, friends!

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.

Enjoy the divine “pause button,”

Peace,

Ashley

Family Night January 20th!

Hello St John’s Families,

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 jenn.morgan77@gmail.com 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!

Pageant Sunday

Pageant 2018 drawing
Drawing by Finn Moore, grade 6.

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: ashley@stjohnsnh.org

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!

Advent Schedule

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.

DECEMBER 2018

  • 9 Sunday – Youth Service Sunday @ 9:30 in Thaxter Hall
  • 9 Sunday – Lessons and Carols Service @ 5:00
  • 12 Wednesday – Youth Serve & Celebrate @ 3:00-6:00
  • 15 Saturday – Youth Group Christmas Party @ 5:00-7:30
  • 23 Sunday – Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 service
  • 24 Monday – Christmas Eve Family Service w/ Youth Music @ 4:00
  • 30 Sunday – NORMAL PROGRAMS CANCELED

Youth Halloween Party

RSVP to Nathan!

Halloween 2018

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.