DECEMBER 23 SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SERVICE
FEATURED VOCALIST JORIAN JOHNSON
Sunday 10:30 am
This coming Sunday, the 23rd, there will be a special service to celebrate the coming of the child Jesus. We are so happy to have a very talented soloist join us, Jorian Johnson, son of Earl and Joyce Reives.
DECEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
Monday 6:30 pm
Christmas Eve is always a wonderful time to gather and remember that first Christmas and its significance. This year is no exception. As you arrive at St. John’s, you will be greeted by luminaries that guide you along the walk to the church doors. We are planning for a service that will meaningful for people of all ages so please invite your loved ones to join you at St. John’s! The service will begin at 7:00 p.m., but there will be seasonal music starting at 6:30 p.m. that will warm the sanctuary and your hearts. Come early and settle in to listen and reflect on the season as you appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. It will be good to welcome one another as we gather for this special time.
JANUARY 9, 2019 WHITE PRIVILEGE: LET’S TALK
Wednesday 6:30 pm
White Privilege: Let’s Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that’s designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.
Divided into four focused parts, each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege:
1. The Spiritual Autobiography Told Through the Lens of Race
2. Whiteness as the Norm: Five Loci of Insights on the Binary of Light/Dark and Black/White
3. The Cash Value of Whiteness or Whiteness as a Tax-Exempt Status
4. On Becoming an Ally
In all four parts, each author contributes a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection.
Sponsored by St. John’s Economic Justice Team. Come join us.