Take a Walk to Make a Difference
Saturday, November 11
Gather at 10:00 am at the Langley Swim & Tennis Club
728 Live Oak Drive, McLean 22101
Please join us in a Parish Walk at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve in support of Hurricane Relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Please download the sponsorship form HERE. Ask friends, neighbors and relatives to sponsor you by-the-mile and turn all funds collected in to St. John’s. Any amount will be welcomed and will go directly to recovery efforts via the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. While the walk will take place in Scott’s Run (no roads to cross), all children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Jones through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Holy Land Pilgrimage Open House
Sunday, November 12
The Reverend Dr. Susan Lukens, Associate Dean of St. George’s College in Jerusalem, will be at St. John’s on November 12 and along with the Reverend Kristine Johnson will host a pilgrimage open house in Matthews Library between the morning services. Whether you have signed up for the pilgrimage or not (a few spots remain!), please stop by to learn more about the course and about other St. George’s College offerings. Learn more.
Wednesday, November 15
Moms of St. John's: Whether you have just 10 minutes or a full hour, we invite you to join in this spiritual gathering of support, conversation, and friendship, starting around 9:00 am one Wednesday each month. Let this group be your haven from the daily chaos of motherhood. Come for as little or as long as you’d like. Little ones are welcome. Toys and good coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, or wish to attend, please contact Whitney Wolf. Find a listing of upcoming Mom's Mornings HERE.
Saturday, November 18
The St. John’s 20s&30s group will be hosting its annual Friendsgiving on Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 pm at a private home in Del Ray. ”Friendsgiving” is a potluck Thanksgiving style dinner shared among friends. Join us for lots of fun (and good food). R.s.v.p. to Maggie Keller through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902., for the address and to sign up for a dish.
Christmas Pageant Sign-Ups
Sunday, November 19
Your child must be in Church School that day to receive a speaking role. Before signing up, please be sure you will be available for BOTH the rehearsal on Saturday, December 9 (8:45–11:45 am) and the actual pageant on Sunday, December 10 (4:00 pm).
Advent Adventure I
Sunday, November 26 following the 9:00 am service
No Church School this day. Advent wreath making - $15 per family.
This activity for adults and children is planned to help incorporate Advent devotions into our daily lives.
22nd Annual SAGES Christmas Luncheon
Friday, December 1 at 11:30 in Shears Hall
Christmas 1995 the St. John’s SAGES (those in the congregation of an age to be retired) gathered for their first Christmas Luncheon. This event has become a yearly tradition and this year will be our 22nd celebration and we look forward to welcoming all SAGES as we celebrate the joyous Christmas season. Once again we will fill the Christmas stocking for SHARE, and there will be an opportunity to purchase Christmas greens and plants prior to the Parish Greens Sale on Saturday, December 2.
15th Annual Parish Greens Sale
Saturday, December 2 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
Wreaths, Roping and more!
There will be wreaths in three sizes, 16,” 20,” and 24.” The wreaths are round and the 24 inch wreaths are both round and square. There will be mixed roping and white pine roping, potted flowering plants, gifts, baskets with fresh greens, and other holiday decorating items. Please mark your calendar and support this worthy event. All proceeds will go to Alternative House and Homestretch, local charities supporting women and children. Questions? Contact Connie MacMurray through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
Advent Quiet Afternoon
Saturday, December 2
Led by the Reverend Dr. Bill Roberts
Join the Reverend Dr. Bill Roberts, Church Music Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, and his partner David Hoover, a lisenced clinical social worker and professional spiritual director, for an afternoon of exploring Advent spirituality through icons and music. Come and find some silence in the hustle and bustle leading up to Christmas.
Advent Adventure II
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30–8:00 pm in Shears Hall
Advent activities and dinner - $20 per family.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
April 15–24, 2018
Explore the Holy Land as a pilgrim. Recharge and deepen your faith. Walk in Jesus’ footsteps. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Renew your baptism in the Jordan River. Wade in the Sea of Galilee. Float in the Dead Sea. Learn more.