St. John’s eNews June, 2022

For inclusion in the Sunday bulletin, the weekly eNews and the website, please submit your announcements by Monday at noon to scott@sjumcsantafe.org. Thanks!

New Members Class
If you have been interested in joining St. John’s or just want to know more about the United Methodist Church and St. John’s, this class is for you! You are invited to come on Sunday, June 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room. We will be holding a new members class where we will share together in all that makes us United Methodist, and all that makes us St. John’s. Pastor Matt will lead us in particular topics like our history, our beliefs, and our call to make disciples for the transformation of the world. I hope you can join us!
St. John’s Foundation Grant Requests are being received for groups requesting funds for specific ministries. Grant applications are available from Lynn Tafoya at lynntafoya@yahoo.com or here.  Application submissions will be accepted at Lynn’s email until Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Fellowship Opportunities at St. John’s UMC
Pickleball is up and running in the Fellowship Hall. Courts and equipment are available Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Daytime: please arrange through Kim Rael at kim@sjumcsantafe.org or call the office at 982-5397.

Fourth Friday Game Night kicks off Friday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We have choices of board games such as Rummikub, Monopoly, checkers, chess and more for all ages and interests. We’ll also have bean-bag toss (corn hole) and darts available. Come one, come all! Admission is free with light snacks available for a donation. For more info, please contact Eddie Dry at eddiedry@hotmail.com or Marilyn Galano at bmgalano@gmail.com.
The next Puerto Rico mission trip is scheduled for a week in late October or November. All are welcome to participate in any and all phases of this mission serving our brothers and sisters through the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Please contact Bob and Marilyn Galano at bmgalano@gmail.com for more information. Participants wishing to raise their skill levels are encouraged to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity prior to serving with the mission team. Info here.

Summer Youth Outings with Zia UMC: Beginning July 31, we will be joining with Zia UMC’s youth group to do once-a-month events for grades 6 to 12. What kinds of things would you like to do? We’ve had ideas like going to the trampoline park, bowling, playing frisbee golf at the top of the mountain at Santa Fe ski. We currently have the idea to go on the last Sunday of each month. See Pastor Matt.

St. John’s and Zia UMC VBS! At the end of this summer, we are partnering with Zia UMC to bring “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness” Vacation Bible School. The slated dates are August 1–5. The ages for VBS this year are Pre-k through 12 years old. We’re also going to have an adult group meeting during those nights for fellowship and fun and lessons of our own so that we can learn alongside our students. Please let Pastor Matt know if you can be a part of this awesome experience to bring our children and youth together for music, snacks, arts and crafts, all centered on growing in God and celebrating God’s creation. We’ll need help with being small group leaders, singing music, preparing food, and working with arts and crafts.

Join us for in-person or online Worship. Please visit our Facebook page for the live-streamed version, or find the service on our YouTube channel later in the day.

Soul Break, our half-hour contemplative service, will take a summer break after May 25. Visit our Facebook page for previous live-streamed versions, or find them on our YouTube channel.
Worship Online: In addition to accessing our services through YouTube, we are now live-streaming our worship service through our Facebook page. Be sure to “follow” and/or hit the “like” button for our page and that way you’ll get updates from us when the service begins.

Children’s Sunday School
10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room.

Adult Sunday School 
meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor. The Nomads are an engaging group of mostly ages 80+ who use Great Courses and lectures to enhance their faith. Attendees must be fully vaccinated.
Sunday Seminar meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Bell Room. The intersection of faith and current events leads to lively discussion in this group of mostly retired folks. Masks are required.
Nephesh: Following Christ’s command to love one another, the Nephesh Class recognizes that all people are of sacred worth and affirms that we are a reconciling community. The Class lessons and discussions have covered a wide variety of topics including biblical, spiritual, political, and personal faith issues. Meeting in the Choir room the class also offers a hybrid in-person/Zoom format for those unable to attend in person classes. If you would like to be added to the Zoom format email Dick Smith at sfskier@comcast.net.

Women’s Book Study 
meets every Wednesday in the parlor at 1:00 p.m. They welcome new participants.

Volunteer with the Bag ‘n Hand Food Pantry! Sign up online.  

Newsletter deadline: Please email your announcements by Monday noon.