Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Women's Group Holiday Gathering
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 7PM

This is a reminder that our meeting and holiday cheers is scheduled for December 8th at 7 PM, via zoom. The link will be sent out on Monday for all the ladies that would like to join us.
Please come dressed in your holiday attire, some goodies and a glass to give Thanks.
Looking forward to seeing you there. Happy holidays!!
 
Yours In Christ
Olive – Chairperson

Current Happenings

Weekly at 2PM

Meeting ID: 925 7833 1521
Passcode: 618848
You Are Invited!
St. John’s Children and Teen Program
Please come and join us for a great learning experience. At St. John’s Episcopal Church we offer your kids an inviting and rich Christian Education. We use specially chosen materials to help guide them towards a better understanding of the Bible, their environment, current affairs, racial equality, themselves, and to trust in God. 
We offer classes designed for three age groups each Sunday:
·     Godly Play for grade school
·     Middle School
·     Teens
Come to Church and bring your kids. Let’s take this journey together each Sunday at 10:15am!
Yours in Christ,
St. John’s Christian Education Committee

St. John’s will be starting home Eucharist visitations. Olive Grant, Paula Thompson and Ron Bacchi are licensed Eucharistic Ministers through ECCT and will be available to administer the Eucharist. If you are home bound and would like to receive the Eucharist, please contact our Parish Administrator, Kathy McBride (203) 348-2619. All Eucharistic Ministers are fully vaccinated and two will come together when visiting your home. Please advise Kathy of your vaccination status.

Outreach Committee Update

The Outreach Committee at St. John’s has been very busy!  Our committee members are Kathi Bacchi and Sheelagh Schlegel, Committee Co-Chairs, Olive Grant, Danielle Sullivan Charlot, Nicky Mehan, Paula Thompson and Mark Lederman. Click here for a full update from the Outreach Committee>>

St. John's Meditation Garden Request

The Garden Committee is asking for donations of herbal plants for the St. John’s meditation garden. We are looking for sage, rosemary, basil, oregano, parsley and some marigold plants to place around the St. Francis statue.
You can bring them on Sunday when you come to church. Please let me know.
Thank you for all that you do to make this a great community of God.
 
Yours In Christ
🙏Olive

Bon Samaritain Sponsor-a-child Program

The Haiti Committee has launched a new online bulletin board for Haiti with 31 children who need sponsorship for the 2020-’21 school year. It costs $80 to sponsor a child’s tuition or $150 for tuition, books and uniform.
Please consider sponsoring a child. No contribution is too small! You can sponsor online by visiting https://stjohns-stamford.org/give/ Click on the blue GIVE button and select Bon Samaritain School and Clinic in the “Give To” box; or see Sheelagh or any member of the outreach committee for further info.
 

St. John’s Community Foundation

Click here or on the logo to learn more about St. John’s Foundation and be sure to check out the NEWS section to see a list of this year’s grant recipients and meet the new board trustees.

Saint John’s Church Racial Healing Group Mission Statement

In pursuit of living the love of God with hearts open to all, the Racial Healing Program Group at St. John’s Church seeks to deepen our calling as the beloved community through an active dedication to anti-racism within St. John’s, Stamford, and beyond. As a multigenerational and multi-ethnic church, we seek to go beyond being a welcoming and inclusive place of worship to actively dismantle racism through creative ministry, healing dialogue, justice, and public programs. 
 
Anyone wishing information on the work of the Racial Healing Group please contact Terrence Green via email by clicking here.

Food Bank Donations

Our total for the year is 746lbs.
 
The Food Bank of Lower Fairfield remains in desperate need for donations. Please continue to help in any way you can.