Church Events

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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.

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).

Weather or Not to Meet
With the ever-changing NM weather, or for any other reason, if you find it necessary to cancel or change a scheduled activity which is held at the church, please remember to include the church custodial staff as you inform the rest of your group. Call (505)315-4542 so that the custodians won’t find themselves setting up for a meeting or activity that is not happening! Also, if you are ever wondering about the cancellation of an activity by the church staff or leadership, check our Facebook page, maybe the church website, or call the staff person responsible. Thanks!

Special Upcoming/Ongoing Events

VBS 2017 – Gadgets & Gizmos
Uniquely wired, wonderfully made! St. John’s UMC is hosting a Faith Quest full of fun for children ages 3 through rising 6th grade. Gadgets, Gizmos, and God will be held June 19-23, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at St. John’s. Each day, kids will learn how God made us uniquely, how he made us to have a relationship with Jesus, and how we’re made to love others! We will sing, create, dance, and play while learning how God is always there for us! Lunch is included. Faith Quest is free, and open to all children age 3 and up! Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly. Click Here to Register Online. Contact Brandie Spletzer at 883-9717 x133 or e-mail bspletzer@stjohns-abq.org with questions. Kids going into sixth grade can enroll as campers, or as helpers. Please note “helper” in the notes line when enrolling. Faith Quest is free! Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly. For more information, contact Brandie Spletzer at 883-9717 x133 or e-mail bspletzer@stjohns-abq.org.

S.M.A.R.T. Camp 2017
Our annual Summer Music, Art, Rhythm, and Theater (S.M.A.R.T.) Camp at St. John’s United Methodist Church is July 17-21. The camp is for rising 1st–6th graders and is open to the community. (Children must be 6 years old prior to Sept. 1, 2017.) The camp will be 9:00 AM-1:00 PM at St. John’s, lunch is included. After-care is available for a small additional fee, pre-registration is required. During the day, the children will follow a rotating schedule of sessions in various musical activities, including vocal, instrumental, creative movement, drama, and art. During the week, children will prepare a musical, to be presented at the end of camp on Friday. This year, we are investigating the case of a missing person, Jonah, in the musical The Big Fish: Jonah’s Whale of a Tale. Register early, reduced rates end June 23rd! Enrollment is limited and camp fills up quickly. Click Here to Register Online, or download the Smart Camp 2017 Registration Form Here. For more information, contact us at NewSound@StJohns-ABQ.org Costs: $90 per person, early registration; $120 per person, late registration; Registration Deadline is July 13th. Aftercare is available from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM on S.M.A.R.T. Camp days. The cost per student for the week is $40. Aftercare requires a separate registration. Please CLICK HERE to go to the After-Care Registration Form. You must complete the SMART Camp registration as well as the Aftercare registration.

UMW Rummage Sale
It’s never too early to start setting aside items for the 2017 UMW Rummage Sale, scheduled for the end of July. Please save items to donate that will help make this a successful fund raiser for mission projects in our community. More information will be provided in the coming months. Contact Kathleen Goodwin (call 268-8539, text 220-4814 or email kathleen_sta@yahoo.com) if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help.

Albuquerque District UMW Event
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22, for this informative District Meeting at St John’s UMC. Our guest speaker will be Daryl Junes-Joe. The event will run from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM and the cost for registration is $25 ($13 for the meeting and an additional $12 for the luncheon). Watch this posting for further details as information becomes available.

Calling All Men!
You are invited to join men from churches throughout the Albuquerque District for a forum on developing a men’s ministry or ministry for men unique to your congregation. This is a forum, not a retreat, not a conference. We want to share each other’s successes and frustrations in men’s ministry. Join us on Saturday, April 29th, from 10:00 AM—4:00 PM at Central UMC in Albuquerque. The cost is $15 and includes a BBQ lunch! Other details and Registration Forms should be available from your church office, or from Chris Caldes (870-5820, wcaldes1@gmail.com).

Chimayo Pilgrimage Bus Trip
For hundreds of years, hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims have been drawn to the healing dirt of El Santuario de Chimayo. St. John’s will be taking a bus trip to go hike to this sacred site on Palm Sunday, April 9th. We expect to depart from the FLC at 10:45 AM and should return around 5:00 PM. Fill out one of the RSVP sheets in the Hospitality Center or at Abide Worship Service to reserve your spot, or email Jarrod Conyers (jconyers@connectatstjohns.org) along with a $10 nonrefundable deposit. Bus seats are limited, first come first serve.

Men’s Bible Study: Comparing the Four Gospels
The four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell the story of Jesus, but not exactly the same way. Many stories and teachings are repeated among the Gospels, but some are unique to one or two of the writers only. John, particularly, has his own take on things. The gentlemen of St. John’s are invited to join a MEN’S BIBLE STUDY comparing and contrasting the four Gospels. The study runs on Mondays for six weeks this spring: Monday, April 3 through Monday, May 8. The study will be offered twice on each Monday, at both 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM in Room 241. Jack Nuzum will be the teacher. Please sign up at the Hospitality Center and pick up a reading list or email Jack at jcnuzum@juno.com.

This Week’s Events (March 20 – March 26)

No Wednesday Night Live This Week – Spring Break!
Due to Spring Break this week, there will be no Wednesday Night Live activities on March 22nd.

GriefShare
Are you grieving the loss of a family member or friend? Do you need a Christian community in which to share your loss and find ways of coping and healing? St. John’s UMC now offers “GriefShare,” a 13-week program which offers support and resources, including DVD’s, conversation, and workbooks for journaling. “GriefShare” meets in Room 257 from 10:00 AM—12:00 PM most Thursday mornings, ending on April 27. You do not need to attend every meeting; other cycles will be offered. Please join us! For more information, please call Adelaide Tucker at 235-8281.

Fish Fry Dinner
Yes, it’s that time again! Fish Fry Dinners are on Fridays, March 3 – April 7, from 4:00 PM—7:00 PM, so be sure to mark your calendars. The cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). The menu will remain the same. If you want to help out at the dinners, stop by the Hospitality Center on Sundays to sign-up.

Children’s & Youth Ministry Visioning Summit
Join us on Friday, March 24th, from 6:00 PM—9:00 PM and Saturday, March 25th, from 9:00 AM—12:00 PM & 1:00 PM—4:00 PM. Each session will build on the last. During this time, we will build clarity and consensus through a fun, positive process that will involve people who care about the children’s and youth ministry. We will come out of the process with four documents pertaining to the children’s ministry: Mission Statement, Core Values, 3-Year Goals, & Structure of the Ministry. Parents, Sunday School teachers, volunteers, etc. are welcome. Complimentary childcare will be available during each session. Come be a part of setting a vision for our children’s ministry and youth ministry. For more information, contact Matthew Greer (mgreer@connectatstjohns.org) or Dara Bell (darabell56@gmail.com).

Music @ St. John’s Concert
The last concert of the 2016-2017 season of the Music @ St. John’s Concert Series will be on Sunday, March 26. It will feature two extraordinary keyboard artists—organist, Brian Jones; and pianist, David McGrory. They will fill the sanctuary with glorious sound as they present a program of solo works and duets. The time of the concert is 2:00 PM and, as usual, there is no admission fee. We do hope you will give generously to the freewill offering that will be received. Childcare will be provided.

11th Annual Sweet Jazz Concert
Sunday, March 26th, is the 11th Annual Sweet Jazz Fundraiser for Family Promise. It will be held at 7:00 PM at Sandia Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $20. They can be purchased online 2 for $35 at familypromiseabq.org. This is a fantastic evening of soft jazz and a way to support the Family Promise mission. Please see Mike & Linn Furnish for tickets and information.

Next Week’s Events (March 27 – April 2)

Wednesday Night Live Dinner
Don’t forget to come by for another great dinner on Wednesday, March 29th, from 4:45 PM—6:15 PM in the Family Life Center, featuring From Scratch Pizza, with a little lambs option of Chicken Nuggets. Adults are $10, youth (12-17 years old) are $5, children (6-11 years old) are $2, and children under 6 years old are free.

GriefShare
Are you grieving the loss of a family member or friend? Do you need a Christian community in which to share your loss and find ways of coping and healing? St. John’s UMC now offers “GriefShare,” a 13-week program which offers support and resources, including DVD’s, conversation, and workbooks for journaling. “GriefShare” meets in Room 257 from 10:00 AM—12:00 PM most Thursday mornings, ending on April 27. You do not need to attend every meeting; other cycles will be offered. Please join us! For more information, please call Adelaide Tucker at 235-8281.

Fish Fry Dinner
Yes, it’s that time again! Fish Fry Dinners are on Fridays, March 3 – April 7, from 4:00 PM—7:00 PM, so be sure to mark your calendars. The cost is $12 per person and $6 per child (10 and under). The menu will remain the same. If you want to help out at the dinners, stop by the Hospitality Center on Sundays to sign-up.