Newsletter

Upcoming Events

NEXT SERVICE ON MONDAY, JUNE 21 AT 8:00PM.  This candlelight prayer service is a 30 – 40 minute virtual service, based on the daily readings and devotions from the Forward Day by Day, a resource of Forward Movement.  There are readings, prayers and hymns for each particular day, and you may participate aloud or in silence as is your preference.  A bulletin is provided, along with the Zoom link each week.  There will be four more Monday night services from June 21st through July 12th, and all services will be available at this link for future viewing (click here).  All are welcome via Zoom.

NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 @ 7:00PM
St. John’s Book Group had a great discussion on June 2nd with the book Deacon King Kong. We could not decide on a book for July, so decided that readers could submit suggestions and during our July 7 meeting, we would then decide together what to read and discuss in August.
So be sure to join us on July 7 at 7:00PM and come prepared to submit a book and give an outline.
The Women’s Group will be hosting a Christian Art session on July 10th, at 10:00 AM on the St. John’s lawn, following COVID 19 protocols.
This event will be in place of the monthly Women’s Group meeting for July. More details to come!

Current Happenings

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>>

Community Thrift Shop to Re-Open July 15, 2021

The Thrift Shop at St. John’s returns to business July 15th,2021.  We will be open on Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00AM-3:00PM. The Thrift Shop provides deeply discounted clothing and home goods to the underserved in our community.  Profits are donated to worthy non-profits providing help to the underserved in our community and world. 

Stop by and see what’s happening! 

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.