St. John’s eNews 07.21.21

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

Fellowship Time Helpers Needed After a long absence, we have recently begun enjoying Fellowship time after worship, thanks to Arthur Tauche for graciously preparing the coffee and tea. As in the past, individuals and classes are encouraged to participate by providing treats. If you or your class would like to pick a Sunday to provide treats, either on a one-time basis or monthly, please sign up with Marilyn Galano at bmgalano@gmail.com or (505) 795-1919. Please remember to thank Arthur and drop a little something in the basket so the church can continue to provide the drinks.
Tostones y sofrito (chips and salsa)! New Meximofongo! Arroz con pollo! Roast pork! Puerto Rico-style rice and beans! Caribbean salad! Just some of the menu offerings at the Big Event August 14 at 6:00 p.m. to raise funds to support your SJUMC Mission Team! Get your tickets now from Barbara Sharpe after worship or from Kim in the church office between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
STILL COLLECTING DONATIONS  through this Sunday, July 25, to send to El Calvario UMC In support of the ongoing BORDER MINISTRIES  Drop off at St. John’s Church Office.
TOMORROW! Info Meeting for the December Mission Trip to Puerto Rico 
We are ready to sign up team members for our Puerto Rico mission! For those ready to commit, as well as anyone desiring additional information, please join us for an informational meeting this Thursday evening, July 22, at 6:00 P.M. at St. John’s UMC. Information to be shared includes cost per member, housing, examples of work performed and more. See you there! For more information, please contact Bob and Marilyn Galano at 
bmgalano@gmail.com or (505) 795-1919.

Donations for the Puerto Rico Mission Trip fundraiser!
Time is running out to get your creative juices going for your donations to the Puerto Rico Mission Trip fundraiser silent auction. Donations are due the first week in August. You can drop off donations with Kim at the church office or call/text/email Donna Whitson at (505) 629-5789, tdwhitson@tritel.net, and I will pick them up.

Small items and large items welcome. We have already received a canoe, jewelry, art objects, lunches/dinners, dance lessons, a guided fishing trip on private land, and other exciting items.Thanks for all your support on this worthy project. 

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 1:30 p.m. They welcome new participants.

The Harmony of the Gospels 
meets every Thursday at 10:00 a.m., via Zoom. To join this study or for more information, contact Matt.

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

Newsletter deadline: Please email your announcements by Monday noon.
Jaclyn Gomez, St. John’s Part-Time Bookkeeper, has moved to the office behind the reception desk in the main office area. Jaclyn is committed to being in the office for questions, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. You can reach Jaclyn outside of designated office hours by leaving a message at (505) 982-5397, ext. 105, or emailing her at Jaclyn@SJUMCSantaFe.org.