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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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Wednesday Meals Returns September 6

By Susan Shinn Turner Wednesday meal lovers, rejoice! The perennially popular Wednesday meals return on September 6. This year, healthy alternatives have been added. “We already serve fresh frozen vegetables and unsweetened tea,” says Celia Jarrett, who partners with Ott Pinkston and his crew to prepare meals. “This fall, we’ll start offering fresh fruit as…

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New Medical Transport Ministry Begins

By Susan Shinn Turner Beginning in September, St. John’s will offer a Medical Transportation Ministry, providing a formal program for a service that several members have been providing on an informal basis. “I have received phone calls for requests for transportation,” says Carolyn Byrd, director of senior ministry. “You know how God nudges you?” So…

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MOM Dental Clinic Returns this September

By Susan Shinn Turner The third Missions of Mercy (MOM) dental clinic is slated for Sept. 15-16 at The Event Center at West End Plaza (formerly Salisbury Mall), and Krista Woolly wants YOU. Krista, executive director of the Community Care Clinic, is serving as community coordinator for the dental clinic, a   ministry that was initiated…

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Our year of healthy living begins to unfold

Spiritual growth makes us ever more aware of the totality of our lives. We are far more than the frame and canvas of mankind; we are the living embodiment of God. We are the Emanuel of song.  We are truly the spirit of love. We are meant to be where we are and we have…

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From Pastor Rhodes

“Let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding for the sake of the gospel.” Romans 14:19 Mrs. Hovis was a lady I loved to visit. I was 7 years old and riding in the  passenger seat of my dad’s 1968  Carolina blue Chevy station wagon. It was summertime, which meant that I…

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Ready to help

Pastoral care team evolving to meet needs of a growing congregation As Pastor Rhodes states, the rhythm of a parish pastor “back in the day” was to work in the office in the mornings and visit in the afternoons. “Pastoral care was centered on the pastor’s presence in your living room, fully engaged in the…

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