St. John’s eNews November, 2021

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!

St. John’s Concert Series kicks off at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 6 with Madera Winds. Please come for the great music and support your series! Details, season passes and concert tickets are available at SouthwestArts.org.

Soul Break has resumed! Join us in the Sanctuary at noon on Wednesdays, or visit our Facebook page for the live-streamed version, or find the service on our YouTube channel later in the day.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Pumpkin Patch a huge success! We’re grateful for all the volunteers who unloaded not one, but two, loads of pumpkins, and who staffed the patch and made the sales. We’ll have information soon on how much money we raised for church ministries.
On Tuesday, November 23, St. John’s food pantry will distribute 360 Thanksgiving meals, which include a turkey or ham, potatoes, green beans, carrots, bread, and a pumpkin or apple pie. Would you please consider purchasing a meal for a household? The meals are only $25 each, and you can place cash or a check to St. John’s UMC in an offering envelope with a memo “Thanksgiving Distribution,” or donate online here (use the pull down menu to select “Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner”). If you are interested in volunteering before or the day of distribution, please send us an email.
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.
COVID-19 Guidelines Update
Masks are required in worship and small-group gatherings. If you are curious what our county and other counties look like in this area and what the recommendations are, visit the CDC website.

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 1:30 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.
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.