By Angel Owens Deborah Cross began at St. John’s as the Office Manager in mid-July. Welcome aboard, Deborah! Deborah was born and raised in Mooresville and moved to Salisbury at 19. She has two daughters, 13 and 4, a youngster who absolutely loves the St. John’s CDC. Until now, Deborah has always worked in the…

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By Angel Owens This year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening of the St. John’s Child Development Center in September 1999. CDC Director, Courtney Bost, shares that in the past 20 years, families have expressed appreciation for a wonderfully dynamic learning center where children feel loved and nurtured while getting prepared for school. All…

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The time has come. The parking lot across the street from St. John’s is no longer available. Groundbreaking on the project officially began July 23. Although the parking lot was never owned by St. John’s, it has long been available for community use, including  Sunday worship. The plans for the park include the elimination of…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Phase 2 of the Generation to Generation campaign is slated to officially begin in mid-2018, according to Mark Lewis, G2G steering committee chair. But some advance work will begin in the narthex this fall to help correct a significant drainage problem. “Although most of the work will be unnoticeable, it provides…

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By Susan Shinn Turner Two years after its opening, the Faith Center continues to exceed expectations, serving the congregation and the community. “Every time I go in there, to this day, it just astonishes me,” says Mark Lewis, chair of the G2G steering committee. “It has more than fulfilled its original promise.” On average, the…

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By Susan Shinn Turner With the recent loss of the First Bank parking lot, a Parking Ministry Team was formed. A committee comprised of Mike Agee, Bill Johnson, Frank Goodnight, Norman Sloop and Glenn Stokes recently completed an assessment of the parking around St. John’s campus. “Within a half-block of campus, we have 312 spaces…

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