THIS WEEKEND IS THE JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) WALK: As many of you know, out faithful EYC member, Tyler West, was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. He has bravely faced this challenge and we want to show him and his family our love and support as they begin this journey. Please consider donating or walking with our "Team Tyler" for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk on October 28. Here is our team page: http://www2.jdrf.org/
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY: On November 5, we will observe All Saints Sunday. On that day we will carry on the tradition of reading the names of those in the parish who have died in the past year as well as other loved ones that you wish to be remembered. Please let Barbara know by Tuesday, October 31, the names of those you would like for us to remember.
WOMAN'S RETREAT: The deadline for the Lake Logan women's retreat deposit is November 11th. Please make your $200 check out to St. John's Church and in the memo section put ''Lake Logan''.
MEALS ON WHEELS: The day after Thanksgiving members of St. John's will delivery meals for each one of the 50+ Wake Forest area Meals on Wheels recipients. Meals on Wheels does not provide food on holidays or weekends. Without the help of St. John's these folks would be without food from Thursday through Sunday. Please help make their holiday brighter by volunteering to bake, donate individual servings sizes of applesauce, fruits, puddings, jello, etc) plus fresh fruits like bananas. These items can be left in the parish hall on the table in the back marked MOW. We need all items brought to the parish hall by Tuesday, November 22nd. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 8am-noon, for you to drop off your donation, or you can drop it off in the parish hall with Sharon Davenport on November 22 between 5 and 7pm. Please use the sign up sheets on the table in the Narthex so Sharon can know what you are donating. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help, contact Sharon Davenport at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-632-8764. Thank you for all your help in this wonderful outreach project!
SOPHIA SISTERS: Sophia's Sisters will meet at 10am on Saturday, November 11 at the church. We will be continuing our study of Bible Women. We will explore the faith of the wife of a member of the company of prophets and the Shunammite Woman. We have a great time learning and sharing! Please join us as all are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Carole Dubber at 919-302-0409.
EYC: Thank you all of the kids and parents who helped with coffee hour last week! Please mark your calendars for our upcoming EYC meetings. Over the next two months we will be focusing on the power of gratitude and outreach as we move into the holiday season. Join us for lessons, outreach, and fellowship. EYC meetings are open to all 6th-12th grade students and are held froms11:00-12pm in the lower level of the education building. Our meetings will be held on: 11/5, 11/19, 12/3 and 12/17. Please use the sign up genius for details, to let me know if you can attend, or if you are willing to be an adult volunteer. http://www.signupgenius.com/
ANNUAL REPORT: Just a reminder to all Ministry Leaders who are submitting an article to be included in the Annual Reportů.please have your report to Barbara in the office by November 6. If you have any questions, please call Barbara at 919-556-3656.
VESTRY MEMBER CANDIDATES DESIRED: Vestry Service and other leadership roles at the congregation level are important, challenging, rewarding and fulfilling work within the life of the church. The work of the Vestry is holy work as the Vestry oversees the mission and ministries of St. John's within and out into the community. It requires a vast array of skills and abilities from a diverse group of people who are faithful volunteers, committed and open to the Spirit as we go forward. Each year we seek to rotate four new people who can best help us to grow spiritually and move forward as a church onto the Vestry for a three year term. We ask you give this thoughtful and prayerful consideration. Feel free to reach out to any one of the vestry members if you have questions or would like to serve on the vestry. (Our phone numbers are on the back of the church bulletin.) We thank you in advance for considering this request and maybe saying "yes" if you feel called to serve the body of Christ through St. John's Vestry. It can be a rewarding and enriching experience.
OUR FLOAT WILL SINK WITHOUT YOU! We need a small committee of folks to help plan and decorate the St. John's Wake Forest Christmas Parade float. Last year over 30 of our parishioners and preschool families walked in the parade, it was a wonderful event for St. John's in the community. Please consider helping us plan and decorate the float. The time commitment is limited to one planning meeting in which we will designate a theme, plan a supply list and one hour the morning of the parade to decorate the float. The parade is 12/9. An invitation for walkers and float riders in the parade will be forthcoming. Contact Joy Shillingsburg if you can help with the float!
BOOK CLUB: We have some new members and hope others might join us! We will read ''Lies We Believe About God'' by William Paul Young and discuss it at 7pm on November 27 in the Parish Hall. Even if you don't read it, come join us and help choose the next title.