Posts by daniel

Knoxville Trip: Day 4

Blog 1: Today I went to Wesley House and played with kids. The kids were very nice and we had a lot of fun, but the kids were very sad when we left. After I was done with lunch I went to KARM Thrift Store. I was putting things in boxes there to help out.…

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Knoxville Trip: Day 3

Blog 1: Today I went to the Wesley House and the kids were not there because they went on a field trip for the day so my group and I cleaned. I cleaned the closet with Emily, Mrs. Kristin, Reid, and Kate. Then Emily and I organized a whole bookshelf in 10min! In the afternoon…

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Knoxville Trip: Day 2

Blog 1: So today I went to serve breakfast at KARM at 6:00, went to Habitat Re-store and Mobile Meals. At KARM I put biscuits and gravy on the resident’s plates. At the habitat re-store we cleaned/packed shelves of Christmas decoration. We got done supper early so our leaders took us to a gas station…

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Knoxville Trip: Day 1

Blog 1: We went to Ladies of Charity Thrift Store and we sorted out some stuff. We first sorted cranberry juice and put a label on it to help people who bought it. Then we sorted through a lot of diapers and stack toilet paper. After that we made cards for homeless people who sleep…

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Bee-ing Good Stewards of the Environment

By Susan Shinn Turner It may sound silly, but St. John’s is all abuzz about sustainability. Over the past several months, St. John’s has incorporated a number of items into its sustainability initiative — from the addition of solar panels to the Education Building roof, the eliminating Styrofoam campus-wide, to the use of LED lighting.…

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Members Show How Faith Impacts Long-Term Care

By Susan Shinn Turner If you’re a senior adult and have given any thought to long-term care, the time to plan is now. And let your children know about your plans, too, say St. John’s three members who are longtime nursing facility administrators in our community. Bill Johnson, Mike Menius, and Glenn Terry recently sat…

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“State of the Church” Welcomes Big Crowd for Updates and Celebration

Over 250 people attended the latest “State of the Church” dinner event on May 17. The event was catered by Ott Pinkston and his crew of volunteers and gave room for conversation about the ministries of St. John’s. Jonathan Williams presented the new St. John’s Sustainability Plan. Two years in the making, the Plan provides…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 6

Blog 1: Today was such an adventure! We drove about 2 hours through the Guatemalan countryside to hike the still active volcano Pacaya. The hike started off being quite treacherous, but when we finally reached the top the views ended up being very rewarding. My favorite part was looking at the wonderful terrain that God…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 5

Blog 1: Today started out with us taking a trip Cerra De La Cruz, a cross created by Spanish conquistadors.  I then went on to play soccer with the younger aged children, all of which still were much better than I was.  Later that night, we had a family night, where we ate pizza with…

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Cheerwine Celebration

By Susan Shinn Turner People from all over Rowan County — and all over the country, too — helped the Ritchie family celebrate Cheerwine’s 100th birthday on May 20 in Downtown Salisbury. “We felt very privileged that everybody came out to honor the anniversary of Cheerwine,” says Mark Ritchie, a fourth generation of the Cheerwine…

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