Wednesday Night Live

Wednesday Night Live is on break!

Wednesday Night Live is on break until January. Below you can see an example of the activities that are available, from the fall season.

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Plan to join us for great meals, wonderful classes, and an overall good time!

As always, you are invited to join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 PM for an always-changing menu featuring great food. The cost for the meal is $10 for Adults (18 years old and over), $5 for Children (ages 12 to 17), $2 for Children (ages 6 to 11), and anyone under 6 years old eats for FREE. There are also a large variety of free programs and classes – for adults, youth, and children – to choose from both before and after the dinner.

November 1

TBD

Little Lambs: TBD

November 8

TBD

Little Lambs: TBD

November 15

TBD

Little Lambs: TBD

“For God, Country, and the Thrill of It” – The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WW-II

The Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were a group of approximately 1100 American women pilots who flew every type of aircraft in the Army Air Force inventory during WW-II. They were recruited into the civil service, trained to the same standards as Army Air Force pilots, and assigned to bases throughout the continental United States. There, they ferried new airplanes across the country, towed sleeve targets for anti-aircraft artillery and aerial gunnery training units, acted as targets for aerial gunnery students firing camera equipped guns, piloted student bombardiers on their training flights, and flew as utility and engineering test pilots at their bases. They were a highly motivated group, determined to support the war effort by doing their jobs well. Eleven WASPs died during training and 27 during operational flights. The presentation will cover the development of the WASP program, their training, duty assignments, and the politics associated with the establishment of this pioneering group of exceptional women aviators. Individual pilots will be highlighted throughout the discussion. Lanny Smith will present this program during WNL on November 15 from 6:00 PM—7:00 PM in Rooms 149/151. He has been a member of St John’s UMC since the early ‘80s. He grew up in central North Carolina (Tobacco Road), where he graduated from North Carolina State University in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force. He was assigned to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico as an aircraft maintenance officer and served there until the end of his active duty service in early 1975. He has loved airplanes his entire life.

“Move for Stillness” Yoga

Join us on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in Rooms 245/257 for a gentle yoga class where laughter and community affirmation is the goal. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear clothes that allow for movement. Contact: allijcostello@gmail.com.

Opening UP the Bible

How to get beyond its old bloody weirdness. There are many of us there are put-off by some of the stories we read in God’s word. The Bible is often criticized for propagating a world view that is outdated, violent, and primitive. What, as people of faith, do we do with that? Let’s explore this and other themes as we dig into the Bible together this Fall. There is a whole progressive counter narrative happening among even some of the most challenging passages I hope you discover. This is going to be a fun adventure for first time or long time Bible readers. Join us Every Wednesday night this Fall from 6:00-7:00 in Room 260. Bring your Bibles.

NewSound Children’s Choirs

NewSound Choirs resume on September 5! You can register online, or use one of the brochures found throughout the church. NewSound is for children ages 4—5th grade. (We have a family music program for younger children and their caregivers, too.) NewSound provides a weekly opportunity for children to discover and develop their innate musical abilities. NewSound participants engage in both choral and instrumental music, as well as learning about the Christian faith. All choirs meet Wednesdays from 5:15 PM — 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Therese Macali (newsound@stjohns-abq.org or 440-344-3011) or go to musicatstjohns.org.

NewSound Family Music

Our NewSound Family Music is back with more offerings for children and their families. NewSound Family Music is for children 3 months—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. Registration and schedule information will be available soon!