• The Arts at St. John’s in the 1970’s

    The Arts Committee along with the Music Ministry at St. John’s were extremely active in the 1970’s. The Music Ministry included an Adult Choir, Senior and Junior High Choirs, Children’s Choirs, and Handbells. The Youth Choir performed a musical every year. In 1970, the performance was “Tell It Like It...

  • Goings-On in the 1970’s

    There were lots of activity at St. John’s during the decade of the 1970’s. Some of this activity included the following: The Craft Class was extremely active. A Country Carnival was held in the fall with games, crafts, food, and talent shows. Money raised from the Carnival were used for...

  • St. John’s in the 1970s

    In addition to changes in our building, the 1970’s were also a decade of staff comings and goings. The main change occurred on May 17, 1974 when Dr. Broach announced his retirement, to be effective July 21 after 30 years of providing spiritual leadership. The Youth Banquet that year included...

  • More About the 1970s

    Last week, Ken Sanford’s article listed several significant events in the life of the church in the 1970s. One of these events was the construction of what was called the Youth Ministries Building, the portion of the building which houses the ministers’ offices, the Music Suite, children’s Sunday School rooms,...

  • Milestones in the 1970s

    by Ken Sanford The decade of the 1970s was one of change and progress. As the Youth Ministries Building was completed, the church was able to expand its ministries to the congregation and the community. The Week Day School was an asset to the congregation as more women joined the...

  • The Women’s Missionary Union at St. John’s

    Please see the display in the hall of the Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) and Girls’ Auxiliary (GA’s) of St. John’s. In celebrating our 100th Anniversary, it is only fitting to celebrate one of the most important aspects of Baptist life through the years—the Women’s Missionary Union or WMU. By the...

  • Controversy in the 1960s

    One of the most significant events in the church’s life occurred in the late 1960’s.  Prior to that time, the church had played a major role in the work of the Mecklenburg Baptist Association. As mentioned before, the church was asked by the Association in 1956 to sponsor a...

  • From the Heritage Room: Property & Renovations

    The 1960’s at St. John’s were a decade of property transactions and renovations. The church camp property was sold in early 1962. The parsonage on Colville Road in Eastover was sold in 1966. A new house was built in the Robinson Woods neighborhood (off Sardis Road). The Broaches were to...

  • The Renovation

    by Tom Peacock The sanctuary of St. John’s underwent a major renovation in the early 1960’s. If you were in church on Sunday, you heard Tom Peacock’s name mentioned. He was a beloved member of the church for many years. Tom was also an extraordinary writer. Below is his explanation...

  • Community Presence in the 1960s

    The 1960’s brought increased awareness of St. John’s presence in the community and beyond.   In June 1960, instead of a Sunday night worship service, Sunday nights became a time for Bible Study and discussions about various issues. That fall a study began on Sundays and carried over to Wednesday nights...