St. John’s News 01.23.2020

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Professionally staffed childcare is available on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 1–5 in the “Kid’s Corner” (South wing next to the Sanctuary Foyer).

Kids’ Class! We will be starting a new lesson plan for 2020 called “The Heart of God,” bringing a fresh approach to growing a lifelong relationship with God. As kids explore God’s character throughout the Bible, God transforms them from the inside out, and they discover what it means to reflect God’s heart in everyday life. Join us this Sunday morning at 9:50 for this exciting new series.  

Youth! Join us for middle- and high-school Sunday School every Sunday in the youth room SB3 (Sanctuary Basement) from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. 

Longtime member James David Harrell passed away Thursday morning, January 9, after a year and a half struggle with brain cancer. Please offer your condolences to his wife, Yolanda, and two adult children, Jonathan and Kathryn, who were both raised here at St. John’s. Click this line to view David’s obituary. A memorial will take place this Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in our sanctuary with a bereavement luncheon to follow in the Fellowship Hall. If you are available to serve at the luncheon in any way, please do and, if possible, email St. John’s Front Desk to let the chef know.

Our monthly Emmaus Gathering takes place on the fourth Sunday of each month; the next is this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the West Gathering Room. It is a time of sharing food, fellowship, and worship. If you have an interest in attending a spiritual retreat to renew your faith and uplift your spirit, join us to find out more about the Walk to Emmaus. For more information contact Russ Hall at connections@sjumcsantafe.org or call 982-5397, ext. 106.

The Brown Bag Study meets on Tuesdays at Noon in the Chapel. We’re diving into the book of The Revelation to John. Bring your lunch and join us in some fascinating discussions about scripture and application to our spiritual life. All are welcome! 

How, Then, Shall We Pray is a group interested in learning more about the various styles and means of prayer. This group meets monthly and its next meeting is Tuesday, February 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Coffee with the Pastor is an opportunity to ask questions about St. John’s UMC, its groups and ministries, and what it means to become a United Methodist. Join the upcoming coffee with our senior pastor Brad Bennett on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room. For more information contact Russ Hall at connections@sjumcsantafe.org or call 982-5397, ext. 106. 

Blessing Bags for the Homeless are available the third Sunday of each month after both worship services, or at the Welcome Desk during the week. The suggested donation per bag is $5. Show God’s love and care to someone by giving a Blessing Bag.

Soul Break, our weekly 30-minute service in the style of Taizé, meets in the chancel area of the church at 12:00 noon on Wednesdays. There are opportunities to reflect on a reading, to pray for specific concerns, to meditate in silence, light candles, and to use the repetitive quality of Taizé music to lift up prayers. Consider joining us!

Prayer Card Ministry: Cards handmade by members are on a table in the Sanctuary Foyer for you to sign your name, sharing Jesus’ love and a word of encouragement to someone going through a tough time in their life. For more info contact Russ at connections@sjumcsantafe.org.

Support group calendar: Check the Welcome Center TV monitor for room numbers.
Al Anon: Noon, Monday–Thursday each week
Narcotics Anonymous Women: 7:00 p.m. Mondays
Adult Children of Alcoholics: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
S-Anon: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
Narcotics Anonymous: 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays
Alcoholics Anonymous Men: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays
AlaTeen: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays
Al Anon Women: 6:00 p.m. Thursdays