CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION MEETING
Sunday, January 5 at 12:15 pm
Please join together in a congregational meeting in the Sanctuary. Building facility needs will be discussed and the schedule for the upcoming replacement of the roofs on our campus will be shared. (If you have questions prior to January 5 that you need answers to, please contact Jim Hickman.) We will also have reports from the Staff Parish Relations Committee and the Finance Committee. A capital campaign will be outlined. We look forward to your attendance!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE IN JANUARY
WNL classes are shaping up! Our first gathering will be Wednesday, January 8.
CONTRA DANCE: We will have a Contra Dance January 8 6:00-7:00 pm in FLC. All youth and children and families are invited to attend. We welcome back the band “Cheap Shots” and our caller Marj Mullany.
January 8 - “DEEP DIVES INTO GENESIS”: Also that evening for non-dancers, Jack Nuzum will teach on “Deep Dives into Genesis, After the Fall”, 6:00-7:00 pm in Room 151.
After the Apple: Join Jack Nuzum as he continues the study of Genesis finishing the story of humanity's emergence into self-consciousness depicted in Genesis 3 with the eating of the fruit. We are plunged into time, consequences, and shame with all these imply. Don't worry if you haven't made the previous classes: Jack will catch you up!
January 15 - THE TRADITIONAL PLAN: A Defense of Traditional Marriage Rev. Jay Armstrong Rm 151 6-7 pm
You don’t want to miss the return of WNL with DINNER and great programs for all ages. Fuel up with your church family at dinner served between 4:45 - 6:15 pm in the Family Life Center. MENU: Hearty Beef Chili and Baked Potato Bar. Little Lamb Meal: Chicken Tenders $10 adults, $6 12-17 years, $3 6 - 11 years, and under 6 free.
BETHEL BIBLE SERIES
The New Testament portion of the Bethel Bible study will begin on Wednesday, January 8, at 4:00 pm in room 151. Anyone who has previously completed the Old Testament portion of the study is welcome to join us. For questions or to register, call Karen Tidler at 239-0291.
Learn about various issues regarding affordable housing in Albuquerque at the next meeting of Jolly Elders on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Meet at 12:30 in Room 243 for our shared dish dinner; after which fellow church member and Attorney for the Albuquerque Housing Authority, Brian Eagan, will give a presentation about various local government agencies and private sector organizations who all play a role in addressing various issues related to affordable housing in the Albuquerque community. What are the missions of the Albuquerque Housing Authority, the City of Albuquerque Community Development Division, the Bernalillo County Housing Department, the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico and other housing related groups? Where is the City of Albuquerque going to construct the new centralized shelter for the homeless? Bring your own table service, a dish to share, and an attitude for fellowship. Adults of all ages are welcome!
CHILI LUNCHEON --- YOU'RE INVITED!
Our annual UMW Chili (and soup) Luncheon is set for Thursday, January 9, in Room 241. We'll begin at 10:30 am with our program presented by Therese Macali, our St. John's Children's Ministry Director. Lunch, hosted by our Executive Committee, will follow. The luncheon is free and reservations are not needed. We gladly welcome guests and visitors, so please put this date on your calendar as, together, we warm hearts and tummies!
CREDIT CARD FEES
St. John’s United Methodist Church is pleased to offer the congregation the ability to use a credit card to make contributions, pay for lunches, and a variety of other things. As you know, the church pays a fee of 3.0% on the amount of your transaction for this privilege. The total fees paid by the church in 2019 will be around $15,000. Please consider adding 3% to your contribution to help defray this cost. You are greatly appreciated!
SECOND SUNDAY LUNCH - January 12
Time to ring in the New Year with Pit Ham Carved to Order and Black Eyed Peas and faith for the future. Come enjoy In FLC 11 am - 1 pm. $12 adults, $6 12-17 years, $3 6 - 11 years, and under 6 free.
MUSIC AT ST. JOHNS: APOLLO5 CONCERT
Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 pm
The international award-winning British vocal ensemble Apollo5 presents a fantastic afternoon of renaissance, classical, and contemporary choral music.
FOR THE LOVE OF WESLEY DINNER AND AUCTION
For the Love of Wesley dinner and auction Saturday February 1, 2020 5:30 -8:00 pm in the FLC. Tickets are $15 each. Donations for the auction are appreciated! Contact Kathy at Kadieruf@gmail.com (through January)
SECOND ANNUAL WESLEY REUNION
Were you involved with Wesley at sometime/anywhere in the country? Join us before the Love of Wesley dinner Saturday February 1, 2020 at 4:30 to meet the students and other alumni! Bring pictures of your time at Wesley for our new scrapbook. Contact Kathy at Kadieruf@gmail.com (through January)
Did you know St.John’s donated hundreds of items (hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, Otter Pops etc) to Silver Horizons during our summer special collection? Silver Horizons serves at risk seniors who are living on $500-900/month and may be caring for children and pets as well. They appreciate our donations! We are doing a special winter collection including gloves, throws, and puzzle booklets in January and February for delivery in March. See the complete list in the Hospitality Center, contact Kathy at Kadieruf@gmail.com with questions. (through February)