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Archive for April 2019

G2G Phase 2 is Underway!

By Susan Shinn Turner The second phase of the Generation to Generation campaign has begun, titled G2G Phase 2. The G2G Steering Committee has been meeting once a month since February, says Mark Lewis, chair, while an executive committee has been at work since last spring. Members of the committee include: Amy Ritchie, Ben Goodman,…

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Julie Carr Releases Faith-Based Memoir

By Susan Shinn Turner Julie Carr has written a faith-based memoir about her nearly three-year journey with Stage 4 lung cancer. “Let Your Light So Shine: Reflections of God’s goodness in the storms of life” will be published next month by Diversified Graphics. Julie will host a book signing in Peeler Hall on Friday, April…

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Chrismon Team Makes Angels for Meals on Wheels

By Susan Shinn Turner Those crafty Chrismon ladies are at it again. Although the Chrismon Team’s main task is creating about 200 Chrismon ornaments for the children of the congregation each Christmastime, the 12 ladies like to tackle other tasks during the year as well, according to Carol Hair, who serves as their fearless leader.…

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Mean Mug: New Location and Partnership with S.O.A.R.

By Susan Shinn Turner Mean Mug has moved! On March 8, Evelyn Medina opened her new digs at 110 N. Main St. on the Square. Things have calmed down a bit from a huge opening week that drew guests from the N.C. Main Street Conference, but Evelyn says that evenings are still busy and daytime…

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Pastor Laura Takes Greater Role at CDC

By Susan Shinn Turner Believe it or not, the St. John’s Child Development Center turns 20 this year. “It’s an exciting time to look at what the center is doing and to give extra encouragement to the administrative staff,” says Pastor Laura Henrik. To that end, Pastor Laura is spending each Tuesday afternoon at the…

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Pastor’s Letter

I enjoyed growing up in the 1980s. This funky little decade gave rise to some of the best (and cheesiest) music, the most iconic movie themes and images (think “ET, phone home”), styles that made you laugh (leg warmers? Parachute pants?), and moments in history that made you stand and shout (“Mr. Gorbachev, bring down…

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The Picture Man

By Tonia Black-Gold You have heard the old saying “great minds think alike.”  St. John’s has begun a collaboration with Catawba College to provide interesting speakers on a variety of continuing education topics in some of St. John’s very desirable venues. This collaboration promises to offer members of St. John’s and members of the Rowan-Salisbury…

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A New CDC Playground

By Angel Owens When the St. John’s Child Development Center (CDC) Advisory Committee met to discuss goals for the year, the spiritual, mental, and physical health of the CDC remained at the top of the list. A new approach to outdoor play fit right in. In March, St. John’s entered into a collaborative partnership with…

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