Our new website.....
Many, many thanks go to Terry Barnes and Catherine Packard for all their hard work on setting up our new website! It will be launched next week and will have the same website address as our old website...
It's easy to use, more current, and is alot less expensive than our former provider. Check it out next week!
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
WFCM has reminded us that their shelves can become almost empty during the summer months. Please remember those who are hungry when you do your grocery shopping and donate nonperishable food items to WFCM when you come on Sundays. You may put your donations in the baskets by the front door. WFCM is extremely grateful for our support.
Happy Mother's Day (Sunday) to all our mothers, grandmothers, and those who have been like mothers to us!
If you or someone in your family is graduating from high school, college or graduate school, please let Carol know so we can share the accomplishment with the parish family. If they have plans for their "next step", please share that as well.
If you have a used outdoor canopy that you are looking to get rid of, look no further! St. John's could use one for burials in the church cemetery when it is raining, for outdoor picnics, Centreville Day, etc. If you have one to donate, please call Carol.
We have.......a new mailbox, and new mailing address.
The new mailbox is right near the front door of the Breezeway, and is very secure.
Please start sending your mail, including your pledges, to our street address: 5649 Mt. Gilead Road, Centreville, VA 20120. Note that the address on your pledge envelopes is the PO Box, so you will need to change that if you mail in your pledge. We have some address labels on the back table that you can use for your pledge envelopes.
Please keep Arirang Senior Center in your prayers as they continue to try to recruit more clients. The Arirang Senior Center is open to all and they offer a variety of activities and speakers. If you know someone who might benefit from the companionship and activities, please call Arirang at 703-543-6008.
Education for Ministry
Interested in learning more about the EfM program? Join us for an informational meeting on
Sunday, May 28 at 12:00 noon in the library. You will not need to make a commitment at that time. Please let Carol know if you are interested.
EfM is a program for adult Christian formation through theological education and reflection written by the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. We would like to start an EfM group at St. John's if we have the 6-12 people necessary to start a group. All that's needed is a desire to learn and grow in your faith. There is a good amount of reading to be done each week, but no tests. The topics of study are Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, and Theology. The entire program is 4 years, but each participant signs up for a year at a time. Interested? There are brochures in the breezeway explaining the program or you can speak with Carol. If we have enough interest, we would like to start a group here in September.