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THIS SUNDAY'S WORSHIP SERVICES

WORSHIP SERVICES

 

Community Service

Community Worship Services and Children’s Religious Exploration begin each Sunday at 11:00 AM

August 31 at 11AM

"The Importance of Play"

Erna Olfason, PhD

Play is fun, silly, joyous, mischievous, exuberant, voluntary, anarchic, and light-hearted. All baby mammals play, crows play, ravens play, and humans can play all our lives. We will consider how play shapes the brain, stimulates creativity, heals wounds, and gives us space to express our joy while connecting with the best in ourselves and those around us. Erna Olafson is a psychologist who focuses on childhood trauma and maltreatment. She is on the faculty at the UC College of Medicine, and is a friend of St. John’s.

September 7 at 11AM

"Water Communion"

Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh

If you wish, bring water collected from a place that is special to you, to share with others in community.

September 14 11AM

"To Be a Welcoming Congregation"

Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh

There is this scene in Genesis, where Abraham is sitting in front of his tent as strangers approach. He does not know them but he runs to greet them. It is just a little line that has kept my attention. Abraham welcomes the stranger. St John’s is a “Welcoming Congregation,” a designation which means that we welcome people of all gender identities and expressions. Personally, I think Abraham would too. Come Sunday and explore the ancient biblical text and our current culture.

September 21 at 11AM

"Where Appalachian and Hispanic Cultures Meet"

Carla Glover

We will welcome singer-songwriter, storyteller and otherwise fine human being, Carla Gover, to St. John’s. Carla has spent years sharing wisdom from Appalachian culture with the wider world.  While working towards her master’s degree, Carla has explored the points of connection between Appalachian and Hispanic cultures and will bring us wisdom for a changing world punctuated with song. Carla is a first-place winner of Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Award and the Flatrock Music Festival Songwriter Contest. She was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission: St. John’s is committed to creating a safe and caring community, working for peace and social justice, and celebrating beliefs that respect freedom of thought.
 

CURRENT NEWS

2014 2015 St. John's Music Series Announced! Special Pricing through September 7 - Get the entire series for $50!

First concert is Saturday, September 13 - not to be missed!  Series tickets on sale now!  Great Music Sale 2014 - September 13 9AM-3PM - proceeds benefit Melodic Connections and Music Resource Center - Cincinnati and St. John's!  Don't miss this fun-filled, exciting musical day at St. John's!  Read More Here about the upcoming season!

Save the Date! October 19 - Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Rev. Mitra is interested in gathering a group of St. John-ers to walk.  If you are interested, please let her know.  There is a signup sheet in the office.  Together we can make a difference!

More Info on Out of the Darkness

Kroger Community Rewards Program Benefits St. John's

It's time to register your Kroger Rewards Card! Even if you have a rewards card for St. John's - you must register.   This is an easy way to support our church!  Current Card Holders click here.     New Card Holders Click here.