St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Stewardship Thanks
In this Stewardship Season, The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are grateful for the faithfulness and generosity of the following people whose gifts support the mission of our parish. Add your name to this list by sending your pledge to the office or emailing Lisa Keenan.

Tax Deductible Gift in 2017
You can make a contribution to the church or fulfill your pledge using your IRA. 

I f you are 70 1/2 or older:
  • You may transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to the church
  • If you have not yet taken your required minimum distribution for 2017, your gift can satisfy all or part of that requirement.
  • You pay no income tax on the gift.  The transfer generates neither taxable income nor tax deduction, so you can benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deduction.
Don't delay!  To help ensure that your gift counts this year, transfers will need to be made by December 29, 2017 (last business day of the year)

Food Pantry in November
St. John on the Mountain will staff the Food Pantry in Somerville each Saturday in November. This is an important outreach ministry to the needy in our community and is an excellent opportunity for youth to earn community service hours.  We need volunteers for Saturday, November 25 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.  The pantry is located in the rear of the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street, Somerville. There is municipal parking behind the church, near the entrance of the food pantry. Tasks involve bagging and distributing food and receiving and interviewing clients.  To sign up or for further information please email Sally Hespe.

Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 17
Roles will be announced on Wednesday, November 30th. Parent volunteers needed. Contact Lynn Mitchell for info.
  • *Mandatory practices for those with speaking parts and musical roles:
    • Saturday, December 16th at 9:00 am (with a parent)
  • *Mandatory practice for the ENTIRE cast:
    • Saturday, December 16th at 10:00 am (with a parent)

Ladies' Christmas Luncheon
Thursday, December 14
The Ladies' Christmas Lunch will be at Roxiticus CC on December 14 at noon.  The cost will be $30; there will be an elaborate holiday buffet that includes hot soup, carving station, chicken dish, seafood dish, vegetables, rice, potatoes and a selection of desserts.  $40 will include wine with lunch.  Please make your reservation by sending your check made out to Wendy Argent-Belcher to the office at 379 Mt. Harmony Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 by December 8th.  Any questions? Email Wendy Argent-Belcher.

Advent Wreath Making
Sunday, December 3
Please join us on Sunday, December 3rd as we make Advent Wreaths (in Parish Hall).  All materials will be supplied.  A $5 donation to help off-set the cost of supplies is greatly appreciated.
  • Children will make their wreaths at 10:00 (in lieu of Sunday School).
  • Adults are welcome to make theirs immediately following the 10:00am service.

This Week on the Mountain
November 26, The Last Sunday after Pentecost; Christ the King
    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church
                      Confirmation Class 
  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
                      Sunday School
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
November 29, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
    7:30 pm     Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
December 3, The First Sunday in Advent
   8:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel
   9:00 am       Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level
                       Parish Choir Rehearsal, Church
                       Confirmation Class, Meeting Room 
  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II with Choir, Church
                       Advent Wreath Making, Parish Hall                    
  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall             

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Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm


The Rev. Susan Ironside
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