Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations of our state government, we have moved most of our events online until further notice. The leadership of St. John’s Church is actively monitoring the COVID-19 developments as it relates to the safety and well-being of our staff, members, and local community. Your safety is our top priority. We will continuously monitor the counsel of our government officials and the Episcopal Church of Connecticut, and keep you informed of updates pertaining to any St. John’s events, live services and/or gatherings.
The health and safety of the most vulnerable in our congregation and community remains the highest concern to St. John’s. Remember that many in our communities are not vaccinated; all of those under 5 years old, those who are immuno-compromised, and those who have chosen not to be vaccinated for other reasons. While many are now vaccinated, remember that even a small percentage of those vaccinated can contract the corona virus, and while their symptoms may be milder, they can also spread the virus to loved ones and friends back home. We have not yet reached herd immunity as a nation. So please remain vigilant in safety protocols, mindful of the risk in our community, masked indoors, social distancing and getting vaccinated if possible.
This, and every Sunday, we invite you to join us in-person or online with your family and friends at 10am on Facebook. Please check back often for upcoming events that engage with our ministries online.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
~ANNOUNCEMENTS AT A GLANCE ~
COFFEE HOUR has resumed after the 10:00 Service. Signup to host.
READING GROUP is now reading Charles William’s novel, “All Hallows’ Eve”. Will meet at the end of March via ZOOM to discuss. See details below.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY has resumed Wednesdays, at 10:30 (note corrected time) a.m. in the Parish Library and via ZOOM, to begin our serious study of The Acts of the Apostles. See below.
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT, Washington Refugee Resettlement Project (WRRP) is expecting to settle a refugee family. UPDATE: WRRP is expecting one of the 12 families coming here from a group of Turquoise Mountain artisans. The families left the U.S. Doha Airbase in Qatar yesterday, heading to a 'safe haven' in Virginia where the State Department will finalize paperwork before they will be sent to us in Connecticut in the next few days!! Website wrrp.net to Volunteer or support with a Donation. See below
The Washington Refugee Resettlement Project (WRRP) is now officially a recognized IRIS Community Co-Sponsor!
WRRP finalizing a lease for a duplex in New Milford, and beginning to arrange for furnishings and clothes for our anticipated refugees! Check out their website for more information, at www.wrrp.net.
If you would like to VOLUNTEER for one of the many teams needed, please fill out the Application online, at https://www.wrrp.net/volunteer
If you want to make a DONATION to support our efforts, Click HERE
If you want to stay connected, sign up for UPDATES, add your email here: https://www.wrrp.net/events.
“It takes a village to settle a refugee family!”
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
"The Acts of the Apostles", Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
starting February 23rd
A hybrid meeting of in-person in the Parish Library and ZOOM for others.
Fr. Geoff, our Priest-in-Charge, is leading a serious weekly study of the Acts of the Apostles. The class is open to all interested persons in the community. BYOB, bring your own Bible. Spread the word! Email the priest if you need a ZOOM link.
NEW BOOK SELECTION
Charles William's "All Hallows' Eve" - current selection to be discussed in late March
Start reading now!
Charles Williams had a genius for choosing strange and exciting themes for his novels and making them believable and profoundly suggestive of spiritual truths. All Hallows' Eve is the story of a man and woman whose love was so great it could bridge the gap of death; of evil so terrible as to be unmentionable, of a vision so beautiful it must be true.
The St. John's Reading Club is open to the public and meets regularly via ZOOM to discuss a novel previously selected. It is assumed that all participants will have already read the book by the time of the meeting, at which all will be welcome to discuss their reactions to the work with all the others gathered.