St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 5
Don't forget to fall back on Saturday get an extra hour of sleep......zzzzz.....then come celebrate All Saints' Day with us!

Stewardship Thanks

Fall Fundraiser
Friday, November 3
There is still time to come to our fabulous, fun fall fundraiser this Friday! You can call the office (908 766 2282) and tell Lisa you are coming or just come to the door!  Please bring a check on Friday.  There will be fantastic food, beer and wine, live music, an outside fire-pit, a wine-pull, raffle, and silent auction. Six thirty to ten pm.  Dress: As You Like!

Among the items you can bid for in the Silent Auction:
  • a sporting clay shoot at The Hudson Farm Club 
  • a gourmet dinner with wine pairings at the home of the Hespes
  • a "Joe Ray" extravaganza dinner hosted by the Courtmanches
  • a Boathouse Dinner on the lake at the Thomas Dorers
  • a basket of IPA beers
  • a basket of French surprises
  • a number of antique and collectible items
  • gift cards from the following local restaurants: Sette, Ninety Acres, Stirling Hotel, Cafe Azzuro, Bistro 73, .... and more.
Please join us for the fun, see your friends and support your church!

Turkey Collection
We are collecting turkeys for Thanksgiving at the Food Bank. Please bring a frozen turkey or turkey breast to church on Sunday, November 12th or place it in the freezer in the garage by Wednesday, November 15th. They will be distributed on Saturday, November 18th. We also need cans of pumpkin and cranberry sauce.
SJOTM Access Survey
If you haven't already, please take our survey!  We are looking to see how we can best reach different demographics of our community. Please click hereAll are welcome to participate, including children! If you have any questions, please come to the table at coffee hour or ask Clyde Leef. Thank you so much for your participation!
Mountaintop Moments
Sunday, November 12
For three Sundays this fall, we are offering a new way to know each other better: MOUNTAINTOP MOMENTS.  At our next meeting, November 12, stories of generosity and gratitude will be the theme of the day. For example, when in your life has someone been generous with you?  When did someone's generosity "save you?"
Please join us!

Help save a struggling family's Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please email Sue Kennedy with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

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 Saturday November 4, 11, 18, and 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.

This Week on the Mountain
November 5, All Saints' Sunday
    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 & Baptism with Choir, Church
                      Sunday School
  11:15 am     Coffee Hour, Parish Hall
November 7, Tuesday, Election Day
   6:00 pm      Vestry Meeting, Meeting Room
November 8, Wednesday
    8:15 am     Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room
   7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Music Room
November 10, Friday
   Office Closed, Veteran's Day Observed
November 12, The Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost
   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
                       Sunday School                    
  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall  
                       Mountaintop Moments, Chapel         

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Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm


The Rev. Susan Ironside
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