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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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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By Susan Shinn Turner They say the journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. That’s also true in building a new program. You have to start at the beginning. The Trinity Living at St. John’s began in August with one participant, and Christina Joyce, executive director of Trinity Living Center, continues to meet with…

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By Gerrie Blackwelder Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Thanks to new member, Lynn…

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By Susan Shinn Turner In our local schools, Chuck Moll says, “You can never have too many volunteers.” He and his wife, Judy, are longtime volunteers for the Gator Reading Program at Isenberg. Here’s a round-up of the volunteer opportunities available in the schools with which St. John’s partners. Barnabas Connection with Knox Middle School…

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By Celia Jarrett Most of us, at some point in our childhood, have had an adult friend who listened to us and helped us get through the difficulties of growing up. It may have been a teacher, a pastor, a coach, or another adult to whom we could talk freely and who offered us support.…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Trinity Living at St. John’s — the county’s first church-based respite care program — kicks off Aug. 13. A collaboration between Trinity Living Center and St. John’s, the program will be housed in The Pit, in the lower level of the Faith Center. Respite care is open to people ages 60…

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By Susan Shinn Turner In August, St. John’s is beginning an exciting new partnership with Trinity Living Center: a half-day, group respite program called Trinity Living at St. John’s. This program is designed to offer caregivers a break, while providing loved ones with a wide range of activities, according to Christina Joyce, executive director of…

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By Susan Shinn Turner In 2012, the lay home communion teams were formed to bring the sacrament of Holy Communion to members who are homebound or in nursing home care. Perry Hood has been a member of the team since its inception. “I was asked by the pastors,” he says, “and I felt real honored.”…

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By Gerrie Blackwelder I recently served as Reader of I Samuel 3 at the 11 am sanctuary worship service and had the honor to hear God call one of his servants to do his work. In Samuel’s story, the Lord called out to the boy while the household was asleep and, after a couple of…

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