Connect+Care

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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Want to make a BIG difference in the life of a kid in out community?

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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Be a Barnabas Friend

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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Trinity Living at St. John’s Kicks Off Aug. 13

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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New Respite Care Ministry to Begin at St. John’s

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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Home Communion Volunteers Make a Big Impact

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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