Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00PM.

We will be discussing the novel, “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah: One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.  She will discover the best of herself in the worst of times . 
The Four Winds is available everywhere including online and audio.

Current Happenings

Weekly at 2PM

Meeting ID: 925 7833 1521
Passcode: 618848

Community Thrift Shop Has Re-Opened!

NOTE: THE COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 2 DUE TO FLOOD DAMAGE FROM HURRICANE IDA REMNANTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR REOPENING UPDATES.

We are open every Thursday and Saturday 10am to 3:00pm

WELCOME BACK
We have been preparing for your return and a new beginning
for your Community Thrift Shop!

Donations of new or nearly new clothing, household items, and costume jewelry are being accepted during Thrift Shop hours.

Please Bring a Reusable Bag When You Shop with Us.

Our volunteers are fully vaccinated. COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Capacity is limited to 8 customers. Masks are required while shopping

St John’s Episcopal Church

Parking on Grove St, north end of the church, near the Thrift Shop sign
or the Parking Garage on Suburban Ave, follow signs for St John’s parking

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.