in Shears Hall following the 9:00 am service
The Adult Forum meets from mid-September through mid-May immediately following the 9:00 am Sunday service. Topics vary widely, depending on the availability of our speakers, parishioner interests and the seasons of the church year. Join us for coffee and conversation as we consider both what strengthens us personally and what equips us for mission in the world. Learn more.
Contact the Reverend Justin A. Ivatts.
Adult Bible Study
December 6, 13, and 20 from Noon to 2:30 pm in Smoot Conference Room
During the three weeks of Advent we will be screening The History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, a BBC documentary made to accompany the 2010 book of the same name by Diarmaid MacCulloch of The University of Oxford. Please note that in order to screen two episodes each session and then have a little discussion time, each session will run until 2:30 pm. Please join us for this exciting screening during Advent. If this time does not work for you, the Adult Education Committee is also planning an evening screening for the spring.
Theology Seminar Christmas Social
Tuesday, December 12
On Tuesday December 12, Janice Brambilla will be hosting a Christmas gathering of the Theology Seminar. Please R.s.v.p. to Janice Brambilla through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902 for the address and to find out what she would like you to bring. Spouses are invited too.
Women in Faith Christmas Social
Thursday, December 21
Women in Faith will hold a festive evening of female fellowship on Thursday, December 21 at the home of Kim Clark Pakstys. All women are invited to join us whether you have been a regular participant in the Women in Faith Group, a Lenten retreat participant, or a woman who wants to celebrate the season with women from St. John’s. Bring your favorite Christmas cookies to share. To R.s.v.p., please contact Kim Clark Pakstys through the Parish Office at 703-356-4902.
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Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat
March 2–3, 2018 at St. John’s
Join us as the Reverend Elizabeth Keeler leads us in reflection, activities, and discussion that will prepare our hearts and minds for a holy Lent. We will begin at 2:00 pm Friday and end at 2:00 pm Saturday. All St. John’s women are invited to attend and friends are especially encouraged as we retreat at our church home in McLean. Stay tuned for additional details and registration information.
Pilgrimage to Northern England Summer 2018
August 4–11, 2018
In summer of 2018 our faith journey will continue, this time to Northern England. The Reverend Justin Ivatts will be leading a group August 4–11, continuing our quest to discover our religious identity as Anglicans by engaging with sacred sites in England that help to tell the story of Anglicanism. We are seeking pilgrims at all stages of their faith journey who can share their life and faith experiences and engage in this community endeavor. We will visit sites to include York Minster, Durham Cathedral, Whitby Abbey (including a train ride with lunch on board), The Holy Island of Lindisfarne and many more. The cost will be $1949 per person plus airfare. There will also be a $498 fee should you require a single room. The package is land only and includes all breakfasts and dinners. You are welcome to build extra travel on at either end. There will also be an optional pre-trip to Edinburgh before the pilgrimage starts. A deposit of $500 per person is due at the time of booking. For more information, please contact the Reverend Justin Ivatts.