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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…

The Chrismon ladies named this one the Hula Angel!

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.…

Evelyn Medina gets a hug from her daughter, Sascha, who has grown up in the business.

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…

Pastor Laura also gets the chance to interact with children at the CDC, but her main task is supporting the administrative staff. 

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…

Julie Taylor Ebel, Author

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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Comfort Food Ministry

By Diane Poole Did you know that St. John’s has a Comfort Foods Ministry? The church’s freezer is stocked with meals provided by Wednesday Night Meals and other volunteers, that can be given to those in need. What a treat! If a person you know is getting out of the hospital and not well enough…

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Camille Butner and Family Plan to Build Church in Honduras

By Susan Shinn Turner When Camille Butner and her brother, Carl Nichols, were in the process of settling their parents’ estate, they came up with a unique idea to donate the money. Carl, who lives in Mooresville, has been involved in mission work in Honduras since 1992. Either this summer or next summer, he will…

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“If Kevin Can, I Can.”

By Jack Connery At Joy Lutheran, our little church in Tulsa, Okla., I enjoyed assisting at communion and reading the lessons at Sunday services. At other times, I ushered and counted about 60 members attending. That was a good number. When we moved to Salisbury and St. John’s, in 2012, I was lost in the…

Kristy King, CDC Program Coordinator

Healthy in Every Way: 2019 CDC Goals

By Barbara Jo Corriher St. John’s CDC advisory committee met recently to evaluate goals and establish new goals for 2019. The committee agreed that they want to continue to focus on the mind, body and spiritual health of the children and the staff of St. John’s CDC. Pastor Laura will be working closely with the…

Trinity oaks resident, Bea, with her collage. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Fine Art & Design Club mounted and framed the art.

49 Days of Gratitude Continues Until March 30

By Susan Shinn Turner The 49 Days of Gratitude celebration is rolling on. The event, which runs through March 30, kicked off Feb. 9 with a parade and opening ceremony in Spencer. A variety of events and activities are slated for March, including two events at St. John’s. St. John’s hosted an art crawl, which…