Advent 2021

Good News for Troubled Times The season of Advent begins on November 28, heralding a new year in the life of the Church.  Here is the full schedule for Advent at St. John’s. We hope you will join us as we celebrate hope, peace, joy, and love this season. Sunday,...

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How Faith Grows

faith to faith by Dennis Foust Whether or not you grew up on a farm or have an interest in gardening, you know basic facts about plants. You know a tiny seed grows to offer beauty and/or nourishment when it is nurtured by good soil, water, and the necessary nutrients as it reaches from darkness toward the light.  To the untrained...

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Faith: A Gift that Integrates Our Lives

by Dennis Foust What is the origin of faith in a human life? Does every human have the capacity for faith? How does faith emerge within our lives? How does faith integrate our disjointed lives? We are often too busy to consider these questions, although they are at the root...

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Our First Century: Finishing Well

OUR FIRST CENTURY – FINISHING WELL by Dennis W. Foust St. John’s was founded as a local church in March of 1922. Therefore, between now and December 31, we have the opportunity and challenge to finish our first century well. In November, we will be announcing exciting, detailed plans for...

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Showing Up and Moving Forward

A Pastoral Note from Dennis                               Greetings along this journey of gathering! Thank you for SHOWING UP! Sunday Morning Growth Groups are now gathering on Sundays. Our Chancel Choir has re-established its Wednesday evening rehearsals. Every Sunday, I am seeing additional people SHOW UP in the sanctuary. You are SHOWING UP...

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A Word from Dennis: Autumn at St. John’s

A Word from DennisWhat are we emphasizing this autumn?  Global Missions Offering: In October, we are building a better world through our Global Missions Offering. Our gifts will change opportunities for thousands of lives representing numerous nations and people groups. Our goal is $25,000 and we have given $10,193 through...

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Housing Needed for Afghan Refugees

Housing Needed for Afghan Refugees – September 2021 Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency (CCRA) is expecting a large number of Afghan refugees to arrive in Charlotte within the next few weeks. CRRA is one of two agencies in Charlotte whose mission is to provide housing, food, employment, and other services necessary...

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An Update on Our Church Staff

AN UPDATE ON OUR CHURCH STAFF Over recent weeks, we have been including articles updating you on various areas of congregational life and ministries. These updates will continue through September. As we move past Labor Day, our church staff returns to regular office hours: 8:30 to 4:30 (M-Th) and 8:30...

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May 2021 Regathering Plan

An Updated Regathering Plan: May 2021 by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister As you have heard me quote repeatedly, ‘Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.” This pandemic requires flexibility and our COVID-19 Task Force has sometimes felt like we need the wisdom of...

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