Wednesday Night Live!
Wednesday Night Live is back starting January 10th. Below, you can see the activities that are available, as well as a list of the ever-changing menu.
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.
Teriyaki Pork Chops
Little Lambs: Chicken Nuggets
Steak and Chicken Taco Bar
Little Lambs: Hot Dogs
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Little Lambs: Taquitos
“Creed: What Christians Believe and Why”
A video presentation of the development and meaning of the Apostles’ Creed by ADAM HAMILTON followed by discussion led by Jack and Carol Nuzum, six Wednesdays from January 17 to Feb. 28 at both 4 PM and 6 PM in Room 149/151. How is the Trinity both Three and One? What is the ‘community of saints’? Why is forgiveness foundational to human relationships? Where did the creeds come from and why are they important? These are some of the issues addressed by Adam Hamilton, UMC pastor and teacher, in this course. Join Jack and Carol on Wednesdays (two choices of times) to view and discuss the history and importance of the Apostles Creed for us today.
March 7 WNL Class – Wings for L.I.F.E.
St. John’s member and Wings For LIFE International’s Founder/Executive Director will share about Wings For L.I.F.E. – Life-skills Imparted to Families through Education (WFL), that is a National & State Best Practice Model & has won the National Award of Excellence in Crime Prevention from the American Probation & Parole Association.
• Children of prisoners are up to 72% more likely to become incarcerated
• NM is 3rd in U.S. for kids with imprisoned parents. 52K+ children in NM (about 10% of NM’s child population) have had a parent in jail/prison – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2016
• Of the 10% of NM children with an incarcerated parent, 19% are Native American & 11% are Hispanic -datacenter.kidscount.org, 2015
• The annual cost to incarcerate 1 juvenile in NM is approximately $182K – ABQ Journal, 2016
• In comparison NM spends $7,933 annually on education per child – Nat’l Center for Education Statistic, 2015
• Offender population in NM as of 1-29-18 = 23,541
• 2015 female inmates in NM increased by 11% & male inmates increased by 3.4% – NM Prison Population Forecast 2015
WFL teaches children and adults how to stay out of prison. WFL meets every 1st and 3rd Monday at St. John’s. YOU could come and make a difference by enjoying a FREE dinner and talking to people. That’s all it takes.
Move for Stillness Yoga
Our weekly yoga class meets on Wednesdays at 6pm! Wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat (if you have one), and come ready to breathe deeply and embrace God’s grace fully. Beginners welcome.
NewSound Children’s Choirs
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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!
Kids’ Bible Club
Join Kids’ Bible Club for Experiments in Faith! Starting Jan. 10 and running into May, kids will meet each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn more about our God who created us through crazy, messy, science-y fun! For ages 3 through 5th grade.
Nursery care is available for children age 2 and under during all adult Wednesday Night Live programming. It is held in room 138, and begins at 5:45 p.m.