Vol. 78 Issue 28 Week of July 13-19, 2020
The COVID-19 Task Force would like to have your input on our regathering plans for St. Johns. The group has developed a short survey for the people of St. Johns so that your input can be taken into consideration as we make plans to move forward this fall. Please click the button above to complete the survey.
Worship on July 19th

This Sunday morning we will share Communion together as the scattered church. Be sure to have your elements of bread and cup with you so that we can remember through this ancient practice that we are still One Body, though worshiping in many different places.

Worship will begin at 10:30 am via our YouTube channel and at our website under the Worship tab.

Goal of $15,000
Received to Date: $260

We never would have dreamed that we and our friends at the Nyarweng School in South Sudan would be sharing another connection. Just as we have had to do here, the school there had to suspend operation because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students were sent home to their parents, and except for the older students, the 8 th graders, the school is temporarily closed. Teachers are continuing to be paid and will be ready to resume as soon as it is determined to be safe.

In spite of the current situation for the school the community has gradually taken on more responsibility for the operation, with the parents paying fees which provide 20% of the cost of the teachers. This investment by the community gives hope for the long range future of the school.

Please join in prayer for the students, the teachers, and the whole community that they will be able to stay safe and well and will, in the near future, be able to resume classes.

The St. John’s Mission Resource Team has agreed to designate the Nyarweng School in South Sudan as the recipient of our 2020 Global Mission Offering, with a goal of $15,000.

The offering will remain open through the end of August.

Please send your offering by mail to Jacquelyn McAbee at the church, or click the button below to give electronically.
QC Family Tree has been a ministry partner with St. John's and the Alliance of Baptists for many years right he re in Charlotte. QC Family Tree believes that God has given the world an Abundance of goodness and by cooperating together, we can create spaces where everyone can thrive. They are currently in need of volunteers this summer for the following:

  • Brush removal in order to grow an urban orchard
  • Weekly Garden tending- weeding and watering
  • Weekly Grounds-keeping
  • Pressure washing of QCFT homes (6 total)
  • Use of a wood chipper
  • Take down and Install a playhouse/slide/swing set 
  • 5-7 Healers/Therapists who will volunteer to serve for 2 years on a Healing Council, helping QCFT structure mental health initiatives into programming as well as staff care. Black Therapists and Healers preferred.

Click here to learn more and see how you can be faithfully active with this local mission partner.
Realm at St. John's
Giving is in your hands using your Realm Profile and Connect App.

In the winter of 2020 we transitioned to a new church management software called Realm. This is a tool that helps the staff and congregation to better connect, stay up to date, give online, and enhance our ministries. If you have not received an invitation by email to join Realm and access your profile, please contact Derek at the church to ensure we have your correct address.

Did you know you can do more than just make contributions to St. John's from your profile? You can also manage your giving by viewing your giving history, changing your giving methods, tracking your pledged giving, and updating your pledge. Below are two short videos to help you use these features.

You can always access your personal Realm profile from any smart device via the Realm Connect App or from a computer's internet browser. Click here to visit our church website and click on the "Realm Log In" from the top menu bar to access your personal profile.
The first video above gives details on how to view your giving information with St. John's using the Realm Connect app from any smart device.
This second video gives details on how to view your financial information and giving history from any desktop computer.
Wednesday July 29th, 5:30-8:30 pm

16040 McAuley Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

RSVP HERE to Eric McCombs
Order HERE from Blue Barn Bistro Food Truck

Only 19 of 50 reservations are still available! 

This outing will be mostly outdoors, however the barn does provide an indoor space should there be inclement weather or needed shelter from the heat. The space will allow us to be physically distant, the food truck allows for online ordering and individual/no contact pick up, and we plan to have plenty of locally sourced hand sanitizer available.

We are asking for people to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage), BYOFC (Bring Your Own Face Covering) and BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair). We plan to be cognizant of physically-distancing and wearing face coverings when appropriate. 
Prayer Concerns, Thanks & Sympathy
Andrew Adair, Emily Batts, Byron Bullard, Mary Chilton (mother of Amy Chilton), Carol Drye, Don Furr, Camille Green, Polly Hull, Gene Poole, Elma Thomas, Paislee, Alison Zieglmeier (daughter of Ken and Donna Scott), Barbara Ledford; Parker Jackson, military
Prayers and sympathy to the family of Robby Ray following the death of his father, Pete Dixon on July 1st. and to Libby Levie, as she and her family mourn the death of her cousin in Indiana.

The Injaychock family would like to thank the St. John's community for all the support you have shared with us on the passing of my mom, Betty Injaychock. It is so great to be part of such a caring community and all the messages and cards were very much appreciated.

Thank you!
Tom Injaychock & Family
Congratulations to Mallory & Ben Brown on the arrival of Annie Kate Brown born on Saturday, July 11th. Mallory's leave from the church office began on Monday, July 13th.
Financial Ministry Plan Report
Week of July 8-14: $17,520
Income through July 14: $614,206
Annual 2020 Ministry Plan Budget Goal: $1,175,000
You can make contributions, view your giving history and pledge status, as well as update your pledge and giving information anytime by accessing your personal Realm profile online or via the app.
St. John's New YouTube Channel
St. John's has recently launched a new YouTube channel. Here you can view videos of worship, mid week moments and other church related content. If you click on the subscribe button of our YouTube page, you will be notified when a new video is added.
Click below to visit the new page.

Contact the Staff
To email a staff member, click on their name below
 Dennis Foust - 704-359-7234
Lee Gray - 704-451-1309
Nate Dove - 704-662-2154
Allison Benfield - 828-448-8412
Kevin Gray - 803-524-0287
Jacquelyn McAbee - 434-579-1177
Derek Henson - 704-879-1805