Announcements

FISH
May is FISH month for St. John’s United Church of Christ. FISH is an organization in Miami County helping with rent, utilities, food, gas or other needs. Your donation is greatly appreciated and your money stays in this community. Envelopes are in the narthex.

One Call Now
St. John’s uses a call system called One Call Now to communicate with our congregation. Pastor Don typically does a weekly message that is spiritual in nature. In addition, this system to used to provide updates and reminders as necessary. It’s a wonderful service that helps keep our beloved community connected. If you would like added to the list, please either call Joyce Reives at (937) 335-8599 or contact the church office and we’ll get you added. Thanks.

Family Ministries Director

We are looking for a part time Family Ministries Director. He/she will be responsible for the development, coordination, and administration of the Christian Education programs, curriculum planning and special events. The primary focus will be on the church’s children’s ministry program. If you or anyone you know would be interested please have them submit a resume to our email at: stjohnsucctroy@gmail.com For more information on this position, see: Family Ministries Director Job Description

Ladies Fellowship
Ladies Fellowship will meet May 22nd at 11:00am at the church. We will go to a restaurant in Troy for lunch. Come and bring ideas of places to eat each month. Hope to see you!

Congregational Meeting
More than a hundred years ago, our forbearers purchased and entrusted to future generations the Carnegie pipe organ which sits at the front of our sanctuary. It was last refurbished in the 1950s, and now needs some attention. To that end, we will meet as a congregation after worship on Sunday, May 19, to discuss its future. As all of who have recently had anything repaired know, replacing and upgrading parts are often costly, and this case is no exception. We are looking at an estimate of $95,000 to modernize the organ and ready it for generations to come. Please join us for this discussion and decision.

Strengthen the Church
On Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024, we will receive our Strengthen the Church (STC) Offering, another one of our Five for Five offerings. This offering reflects the shared commitment of people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively build up the UCC. Conferences and the national setting equally share the gifts given by members and friends through their local congregations. The funds raised support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry and innovation in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering you build up the Body of Christ. As God calls our congregations to be the church in new ways, your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults. Please indicate your gift on the fourth line of your giving envelope, or use the special envelope you will find in the narthex.