Archive for May 2015

Senior Seasons Unveiled

Senior Seasons is the name of our new ministry for senior adults. Carolyn Byrd, director of senior adult ministry, unveiled the name, logo and upcoming plans to about 50 members on April 21. The session was a follow-up meeting from the Adult Summit held Feb. 4. “The name and logo are vibrant,” Carolyn explains. “I…

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A Glimpse into the Museum

Each day, our new building housing the contemporary worship center and youth programs is growing closer and closer to completion.  This month, Pastor Rhodes is encouraging us to take a look at the Museum. The museum team is led by Gary Freeze and Gretchen Witt, and includes Pastor Rhodes Woolly, Linda Safrit, and Kaye Brown…

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New Steps Dedicated at Easter

St. John’s had the great privilege of dedicating its new front steps on Easter Sunday. Addie Ketner, 104, who gave the funds for the renovation project, was in attendance, along with several family members. “It was Easter-plus,” notes Addie’s son, Glenn. “Easter was the main event, but it was awful nice to have that dedication…

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All Our Welcome – Youth Sunday

On April 19, some two dozen of our high school youth members led Youth Sunday. Their theme: All Are Welcome. Youth were required to attend the 11 am worship service, according to Alex Becker, minister for youth, but could choose whether also to attend the 8:30 or 9 am services. Coincidentally, the 8:30 service was…

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Milestone – The Lord’s Prayer

Our first-graders gathered April 21 for the Lord’s Prayer Milestone. They explored the prayer we say in church each Sunday, and they made hexagon-shaped pillows to help them remember its different components. Here are some comments from parents. Debbie Carter, mom to Dylan: “We thought it was great! Dylan was very excited about the pillow.…

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It’s the BIGGEST VBS ever!

If you had just one word to describe this summer’s Vacation Bible School program, it would be BIG. Really big. OK, that’s two words. But thanks to the opening of our new building, St. John’s will be able to double the capacity for Vacation Bible School – welcoming some 250 children. The first big event…

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From Pastor Rhodes

With this issue of the Eagle’s View, we’re giving you a closer glimpse inside our new facility. Each month we’ll reveal a different part of the  facility, each representing a remarkable opportunity for ministry. This month, we look inside the new St. John’s Museum, a room that will beautifully and meaningfully tell the story of our…

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