The Community

The beloved community of St. John’s is a place to refresh your spirit. We strengthen ourselves on life’s journey through art, music, discussion, meditation, and just plain fun.

Make a new a friend at a Friday game night or make a joyful noise with the choir. Are you interested in Social Justice or Spiritual Practice? Join others in learning and sharing ideas. How you want to become is up to you, our arms are open to welcome you in.


Being In Community

" Don't look at your form, however ugly or beautiful.

Look at love and at the aim of your quest. ...

O you whose lips are parched, keep looking for water.

Those parched lips are proof that eventually you will reach the source."




200th Birthday Picnic


Enjoy the renovated Washington Park with your St. John's friends and whomever else stops by to celebrate! 

Luckily, there is a great concert in the park at 6:30: New Orleans' famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform for free as part of the park's "OTR Performs" series.

Picnic Activities:
3:00 – 3:15 Gather at Washington Park’s South lawn & our Welcome & Info Table
3:15 – 3:45 Tour of St. John’s old church at 12th & Elm*
4:00 – 4:30 Tour of St. John’s old church at 12th & Elm*
4:00 – 4:45 Walking tour of OTR with Don Tolzmann**
4:00 – 5:00 Dance around the Maypole, and other fun games
5:00 - 7:00 Enjoy your picnic meal
6:00 – 8:00 Enjoy a public choral performance at the north end of park
7:00 – 9:00Enjoy more fun & games,and dance the Maypole again
8 p.m. Please help clean up.

*Children under the age of 18 must be with their parent.
**This 45 min. tour costs $10 for each person. Payment goes to Don Tolzmann at the picnic.

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