Rainbow Colors

by Dennis Foust, Senior Minister  During COVID, Paula and I drove into the mountains. In the afternoon, we were at Lake Junaluska as a rainbow appeared. This photo was taken with my iPhone. If you look closely, you’ll see a double rainbow. The natural phenomenon of a rainbow was embraced...

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Elizabeth 8K Coming in April!

St. John’s is excited to be a sponsor and supporter of this year’s Elizabeth8K which takes place on April 27. We hope you’ll join us in running around the beautiful streets of Elizabeth and let us help you celebrate your race! As a supporter, we are entitled to several comped entries to...

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Kindermusik at St. John’s

We invite you and your little ones to join St. John’s for Kindermusik with Missy through our Academy of the Arts! Kindermusik is a method of early childhood education and is one of the most widely recognized music education programs for young children. Visit kindermusikwithmissy.kindermusik.com to view all classes at our location.

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Please Put CONVERGE on Your Calendar!

Sunday, April 21st by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister You have the opportunity to help shape the future of St. John’s. On Sunday, April 21, we will gather for a church-wide conversation. This is one of the ways we practice local church autonomy. Our Church Council desires your input into...

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Volunteer Need at Refugee Support Services

Refugee Support Services, one of St. John’s mission partners, needs volunteers to assist in their English as a Second Language program, helping to assess the level of language needs of prospective students for the program.  What? Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of three months, meeting weekly (or monthly)...

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Shenge, Sierra Leone Well Project

During 2023, St. John’s gave $2,000 toward a fresh water well project in Shenge, Sierra Leone. The residents of Shenge were walking several miles and carrying water back to their village. We partnered with our sister congregation, Together in Christ Internationals Ministries (TICIM), for this effort. TICIM gathers in our...

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A Pastoral Prayer for Our St. John’s Youth

by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister This coming Sunday, we will observe a long-standing tradition in the life of St. John’s. Our youth group, guided by Rev. Haley Blackwell, has planned our expression of worship. We will gather in Broach Hall for our 10:30 worship hour and they will lead...

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Where Dawn Begins

by Dennis W. Foust, Senior Minister Have you ever been in the mountains and waited for dawn? Have you ever been still and silent watching the glimmers appear when the sun defines the horizon separating what is near and far? Have you ever witnessed morning light emerge until brightness unfolds...

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Commitments and Priorities: Moving Forward with Balance

by Dennis W. Foust Albert Einstein was not only brilliant in intelligence, he was also extremely wise. For example, consider this insight: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Throughout my life, I have learned that writing down my commitments and priorities is...

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