What's Happening at
St. John's United Methodist Church

St. John's United Methodist Church

On this page, you'll find a list of activities and events that are currently, or will soon be, happening here at St. John's UMC.

Check in regularly to find out what new things will be going on that might be of interest to you.

 

On-Going/Special Events

St. John's E-Mail Newsletter: Disciple Connections - In addition to the Weekend Disciple, which is published each Sunday, St. John's also sends out an e-mail version of their newsletter — Disciple Connections — twice a month, along with the occasional special announcements (such as death/funeral notifications). If you would like to start receiving this publication, please send your e-mail address with a request to be added to the mailing list to Chris Cockrell (c2cockrell@stjohns-abq.org).

Prayer Chain - Several years ago, the Women's Ministry formed an email prayer chain. At this time, there are 60+ prayer warriors from St. John's, including our ministerial staff. This prayer group welcomes your requests. One important requirement—if the prayer request is for someone other than yourself, you must have that person's permission. We must respect their privacy, just as we keep the request confidential. Requests may be sent to mapalook@comcast.net or telephoned to 768-7013.

Events Happening This Week
(October 20 - October 26):

Wednesday Night Live - Why not let Chef Tim and the kitchen staff cook for you and your family mid-week? Wednesday Night Live Dinners continue every Wednesday in the Family Life Center from 5:00 PM—6:15 PM. The main course this week will be Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin or Garlic Lime Grilled Tilapia. Each Wednesday dinner has an option for the kids, or Little Lambs, as we call them as well—this week will be Chicken Tenders. The cost for adults is $10, children (ages 12-17) are $5, children (ages 6-11) are $2, and children under 6 eat for FREE. What a deal! The meal is open to everyone, whether you are partaking of one of the great classes or not. See you and your family there! For more information on WNL classes and future menus, visit the Wednesday Night Live Page of this website.

Preparing for Advent Course - Adam Hamilton's "The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem," will be taught by Jack & Carol Nuzum. The course will run Wednesdays, from 6:00 PM—7:00 PM, October 22nd—November 19th. We will travel with Hamilton as he journeys from Nazareth to Bethlehem, reliving the events that led to the birth of Jesus. No need to register in advance, and ordering the book is optional and may be done at the first class. Join us as we prepare our hearts for Advent by, literally, walking the road Joseph & Mary took while reflecting together upon the events that led to the coming of the Christ child.

NewSound Family Music - Our NewSound Family Music Program is back with more offerings for children and their families! NewSound Family Music is for children 3 months through age 4 and adult caregivers. These classes allow adults and children to participate in music through singing, chanting, moving, dancing, listening, and playing simple instruments. Children and adults who participate in musical activities develop a lifelong musical bond. Classes will be small, with a maximum of 10 child/adult partners. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration forms are available throughout the church, you can download a NewSound Family Music Registration Brochure Here, or register online at: www.NewSoundChoirs.org. For more information, please contact Pauleta Hendrickson (883-9717, ext. 137, or NewSound@stjohns-abq.org).

We have several class options during this session:
During WNL
-Kid & Big Kid Combo Class for 2-4 years
On Thursday mornings
-Baby Class for 3 months-walkers
-Toddler Class for 1-2 years
-Kid Class for 2-3 years

Kids' Bible Club is Back! - Kids' Bible Club is back! We'll play games, sing, perform skits, and learn, learn, learn about the Bible! Ages 3 and up are welcome to attend. We'll meet in Room 240 at 6:00 PM (6:15 PM if you're in NewSound) every Wednesday during WNL. Come early for dinner at 5:00 PM in the FLC.

NewSound Children's Choir - Children who participate in NewSound Choirs have fun singing, playing instruments, and developing their musical skills. Children learn that singing is both fun and an act of worship. NewSound is for kids age 4 (as of Sept. 1, 2014) through 5th grade. For more information and on-line registration, please visit the NewSound Children's Music Ministry Website. Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM in the upstairs education wing. We welcome new members throughout the year, so please join us!

Omelet Bar - Come by the SonShine Café on the fourth Sunday of the month (October 26th) for your made-to-order omelet. The Omelet Bar will be open from 7:45 AM—12:45 PM for you to choose your ingredients from more than a dozen choices of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and herbs, and have our talented omelet flippers make you a 2 or 3 whole-egg or egg-white omelet for the low price of $5. Breakfast and a show—you'll flip out!

Music @ St. John's Concert - On Sunday, October 26th, from 2:00 PM—3:30 PM, Music @ St. John's will present a concert featuring REVEL! Join us for a truly unique concert experience. The chamber group REVEL, featuring Carla McElhaney (pianist) and Joel Becktell (cellist) rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Don't miss "superb musicians performing great music!"

St. John's Fall Festival - On Sunday, October 26th, the youth ministry will continue its annual Fall Festival for the children of our church and community. Bring your child (Preschool-5th Grade) in costume for a fun evening of candy, fun, and activities from 5:00 PM-6:30 PM. In addition, the youth will also be helping at the Zuni Elementary Fall Festival. For both events, we could use any candy donations we can get for prizes and giveaways. If you would like to donate any candy, please bring it to Jarrod's office in the weeks ahead.

Events Happening Next Week
(October 27 - November 2):

Wednesday Night Live - Why not let Chef Tim and the kitchen staff cook for you and your family mid-week? Wednesday Night Live Dinners continue every Wednesday in the Family Life Center from 5:00 PM—6:15 PM. The main course this week will be Chicken Fried Steak. Each Wednesday dinner has an option for the kids, or Little Lambs, as we call them as well—this week will be Corn Dogs. The cost for adults is $10, children (ages 12-17) are $5, children (ages 6-11) are $2, and children under 6 eat for FREE. What a deal! The meal is open to everyone, whether you are partaking of one of the great classes or not. See you and your family there! For more information on WNL classes and future menus, visit the Wednesday Night Live Page of this website.

Preparing for Advent Course - Adam Hamilton's "The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem," will be taught by Jack & Carol Nuzum. The course will run Wednesdays, from 6:00 PM—7:00 PM, October 22nd—November 19th. We will travel with Hamilton as he journeys from Nazareth to Bethlehem, reliving the events that led to the birth of Jesus. No need to register in advance, and ordering the book is optional and may be done at the first class. Join us as we prepare our hearts for Advent by, literally, walking the road Joseph & Mary took while reflecting together upon the events that led to the coming of the Christ child.

Kids' Bible Club is Back! - Kids' Bible Club is back! We'll play games, sing, perform skits, and learn, learn, learn about the Bible! Ages 3 and up are welcome to attend. We'll meet in Room 240 at 6:00 PM (6:15 PM if you're in NewSound) every Wednesday during WNL. Come early for dinner at 5:00 PM in the FLC.

NewSound Children's Choir - Children who participate in NewSound Choirs have fun singing, playing instruments, and developing their musical skills. Children learn that singing is both fun and an act of worship. NewSound is for kids age 4 (as of Sept. 1, 2014) through 5th grade. For more information and on-line registration, please visit the NewSound Children's Music Ministry Website. Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM in the upstairs education wing. We welcome new members throughout the year, so please join us!

St. John's Bach Project Concert - Please join us for the St. John's Bach Project on Saturday, November 1st, at 5:00 PM conducted by Matthew Greer. We will feature 2 solo cantatas: BWV 54 with mezzo soprano Jacque Zander-Wall and BWV 209 with soprano Ingela Onstad and flute soloist Jessie Tatum. Violinist Roberta Arruda will perform J.S. Bach's Partita No. 3 BWV1006 for Solo Violin. There is no admission charge, through a free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. Complimentary childcare will be provided.

Blood Drive - The Bloodmobile will be here at St. John's on Sunday, November 2nd. Please consider donating blood at this time. If you have any questions, please call Linn & Mike Furnish at 884-6626.