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St. John’s News 02.13.2020

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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! Join us each Sunday morning at 9:50 for an exciting new lesson series called “The Heart of God,” where kids explore God’s character throughout the Bible.

outh News: 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. Youth in grades 6–12CCYM spring retreat is March 27–29 atSacramento Camp. Enjoy good food, fresh air, and cool people! Contact Jennifer for information: (719) 201-5890 or jennifer@sjumcsantafe.org.

Youth and families, please check your email for important updates and information.  There are some deadlines that need to be met, so make sure you don’t miss out. Contact Jennifer if you are not receiving emails: jennifer@sjumcsantafe.org or (719) 201-5890.

St. John’s Foundation Grant Requests are being received for groups requesting funds for specific ministries. Grant applications are available from Pastor Brad at brad@sjumcsantafe.org. Application submissions will be accepted until March 15.  

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 this Sunday, February 23, at 3:00 p.m. in the Gathering Room.  

Our Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be THIS TUESDAY, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for good food, fun, and fellowship as we prepare to enter the Lenten season.

Ash Wednesday: On Wednesday, February 26 at 12:00 noon and 5:30 p.m. we’ll offer two identical services in the style of Taizé, concluding with imposition of ashes.

Learn more about the upcoming church vote for St. John’s to become a Reconciling Congregation with the Reconciling Congregation Team March 4, 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; March 19, 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m.; March 22, 12:15 p.m. All discussions held in Rand Chapel. Questions? Call Jan Jahner, chair, at (505) 699-0996.

A Lenten Morning Apart – Saturday, March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. A sacred time in a quiet space for spiritual refreshment. Rest, restore, renew through music, prayer, and reflection. Facilitated by and at the home of Carol Wawrychuk. For more information call or text Carol at (818) 486-0527. If possible RSVP prior to March 7.

Caring 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.

Soul Break, our weekly 30-minute service in the style of Taizé, meets in the Chapel 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!

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