SWEET JAZZ BENEFIT CONCERT
The 14th Annual Sweet Jazz Benefit Concert for Family Promise is Sunday March 1 at 4:00 pm. Come experience relaxing live Jazz music, sweet treats, door prizes, and a silent auction. Tickets are $20. See Linn Furnish or Jenn Shields for more information and tickets.
UMW - MILAGRO PROGRAM
On Thursday, March 5, we’ll welcome Jean Cox, of UNM Maternity and Family Planning Milagro Clinic, as our featured speaker for our UMW meeting. Jean will describe the variety of ways in which the Milagro Clinic cares for pregnant women with substance abuse and addiction issues, focusing on prenatal care, counseling, and case management support before and after the baby is born. Please join us for this special program at 10:00 am at the church. Everyone is welcome! (Please note: signs will be posted around the church to advise you of our meeting room on the first floor.)
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
Church Women United, an ecumenical gathering of Christian women, will meet for World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 6 at St.Timothy Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson NE. The theme of the service is “RISE! Take Your Mat and Walk” and is written by the women of Zimbabwe. Coffee fellowship will begin at 9:30 am with the service beginning at 10:00 am. Please join us and bring a friend! For more information or questions, call Sharon Hamilton at 620-0223.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS
Daylight Savings Time ends on March 8, 2020. We turn our clocks an hour forward on that morning!
At the next meeting of Jolly Elders on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the program topic will be “The Archivist of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the UMC and 2020 Heritage Church Tour.” Learn about how the Archives office of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (NMAC) maintains the legacy of all of the scores of Methodist congregations historically located within the boundaries of the NMAC. Meet at noon in Room 245 for our shared dish dinner; after which NMAC Archivist, Reverend Will Steinsiek, will give a presentation about his duties there. What is the NMAC Historical Society all about? Each year Reverend Steinsiek leads a Heritage Church tour. For 2020 it will be August 14 -17 and will cover parts of northern NM plus parts of Colorado all the way up to Denver. Bring your own table service, a dish to share, and an attitude for fellowship. Adults of all ages are welcome!
We are in need of a volunteer at the 8:15 service to serve communion on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Please contact Claudia Giese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE BELLS OF ST. JOHN’S
The bell choir is looking for two ringers to join our group. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm. Experienced ringers are welcome or anyone who reads music and is interested in learning to play bells. We are a fun small group of the St. John's music ministry. Please contact Larry Luna at 872-0193 or email@example.com.
2020-2021 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. To ensure a slot for your child, you will need the registration forms filled out, a current shot record and the registration fee of $175 at the time of enrollment. Registration for members of St. John’s UMC & Currently Enrolled Families began on Monday, February 24. General Registration begins March 2, 2020.
PRESCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS
SJP will run eight weeks of summer camps throughout June and July. This program is for children ages two through five. Registration packets will be available at the preschool office on March 2, 2020.
1 CHRONICLES: THE EARLY HISTORY OF ISRAEL AND ITS TEMPLE
1 and 2 Chronicles are the history of Israel, as written by someone much more interested in music and singers than in wars and kings. In 1 and 2 Kings, we read about kings who occasionally go to the Temple. In 1 and 2 Chronicles, we read about the Temple and the singers, composers, and instruments heard there, and occasionally a king comes. Join us for a different look at the history of Israel as we study one of the lesser-read books of the Bible. Pick up a study guide in the Welcome Center, or call or write Regina Hunter at 294-2877, firstname.lastname@example.org, to join St. John’s largest on-going study. Study tips and scripture readings are emailed on weekdays, but we each read at a time of our own choosing.
PROPOSED SPLIT OF UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
"A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. The separating group would get $25 million in United Methodist funds and would keep its local church properties.
Details are in a nine-page “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” released Jan. 3 along with an FAQ and press release."
If you wish to learn more about this proposition, follow the link below:
ORIENTATION CLASS: LEARNING ABOUT ST. JOHN’S
Orientation Class: ORIENT/REORIENT: Learning about St. John’s: STARTS SOON!
Class 1: Christian Beliefs (March 8, 2020)
Class 2: Methodist History and Beliefs (March 15, 2020)
Class 3: St. John’s Programs and Organization (March 22, 2020)
Class 4: Where do I fit in? What can I contribute? (March 29, 2020)
When: 12:15-1:30 PM each Sunday (lunch and childcare provided)
Where: Rooms 149/151
Who: Anyone (visitors, prospective members, new members, old members) who want to know what we believe and do as members of St. John’s congregation.
How: Interactive discussion
Contact: Jack or Carol Nuzum (email@example.com; 505-265-5241) Call or email Jack or Carol soon so we can plan or sign up Sunday in the Hospitality Center or Family Life Center.
The Emmaus Walks for 2020 are Men's: April 30-May 3. Women's: Sept. 24-27. The Walk to Emmaus is a Christian Walk in Faith to encourage development of Christian leaders. Please contact Mike or Linn Furnish for more information. 505-884-6626