Sunday Fellowship Time
The St. John’s church family loves to get together and fellowship together, starting with Sunday mornings greeting each other before and after worship and our Fellowship Time after the 10:15 am service in the Assembly Hall, with fairly-traded beverages and snacks and good conversation. Every week is different thanks to our many volunteers. Please join us after worship!
One of our longest fellowship traditions is our annual rummage sale each Fall. Besides coming together to sell our ‘treasures’, it is a great week of fellowship among the volunteers who help out every year. This event has taken place in our Assembly Hall for generations, in fact years ago it was held twice a year in April and October.
Why are music and fellowship linked together on our website? Because the largest and most active ‘special groups’ at St. John’s are our choirs, and while they come together mainly to join musical talents, joining a choir is also a great way to socialize and come to know your fellow members!
Throughout the year there are special events to bring people of all ages together for fellowship, including our congregational dinners, special youth fund-raising lunches, and our church picnic each June (yes, we like to get together over meals!). Even decorating the church for Advent/Christmas is an event – the ‘hanging of the greens’! See the Advent-Christmas page for more information!
DINING & FELLOWSHIP GATHERINGS
St. John’s has 3 planned dinners a year! We have 2 Congregational Dinners, in January and October, which follow the 10:15 am service – watch for details in our publications. We also have a ‘covered dish’ or ‘pot luck’ supper each winter on Ash Wednesday at 6:30 pm, before our Ash Wednesday evening worship service.
We have several groups which meet monthly for the purpose of ‘dining and fellowship’. Breaking Bread meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at a local restaurant following our 10:15 am worship service. All are welcome! Our Men’s Breakfast meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at a local diner. This is open to all men for a time of good food and informal discussions. Below: Archive photo: Men’s Breakfast at The Bistro, 2005
For information about Breaking Bread & Men’s Breakfast, see the Enlightener or Herald or speak with our pastors for contact information, times and locations of these gatherings!
Throughout the history of St. John’s, gathering for meals has been an important fellowship event. From the St. John’s Herald: a St. John’s Ladies’ Aid Society dinner in February, 1935 – a tradition going back to 1885, and a Men’s Supper from Nov. 1935:
1 John 1.7: (NRSV): “But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”