Weekly Announcements
and Events
March 15, 2023

Contact Information

Office Administrator email address:

Treasurer email address:

We have a specific email address for Donations by e-transfer!

We Have a Place for You!

Please join us for in-person worship at 6025 Stanley Street on Sundays at 10:30 AM. 

You can also live stream our services and events on YouTube. Just click (or copy and paste) this link:

Services will also be uploaded to our Facebook page on Sunday afternoon.

You can easily participate in chatting with the online hosts and others, using YouTube's the live chat box. It's easy and fun, so try it out!

See you on Sunday!
Sunday School
Everyone is welcome at our in-person Sunday School!

We begin the service in the main worship space and then depart to the Annex for various activities each Sunday.
Update From The Official Board
As was indicated in last week's announcements, Annika's last Sunday with us was March 12 and her last day at St. John’s United is this Wednesday, March 15.  She has pro-rated vacation and other leave which means that her official end date will be March 31st, as projected. 

In the meantime, we have been contacted by David Hewitt from Region 15 about the next steps in this transition. Our congregation will need to establish a Profile Team that looks at the congregational needs and reports to the Region. There will be a Liaison from Region 15 assigned to the committee to assist with this process. The Official Board is putting together this committee and will report more when we have that established. 

Last Sunday we had an opportunity to say our fond farewells to Annika as a congregation, and individually over the past few workdays. We wish her well in her new position at Schools Plus and in this new stage in her working life.
Annual General Meeting - Sunday, March 26
The St. John's United Church Annual General Meeting will be held immediately following our
shortened worship service on Sunday, March 26.  This meeting will be both in-person and
on Zoom.  Further documents and  instructions will be sent out via email prior to the meeting.

Click this
LINK for a copy of the 2022 Annual Report.  Please contact Connie at
the church office if you require a hard copy.

There will be a brief luncheon between the worship service and Annual Meeting for those
attending in-person.
Thursday Morning Contemplative Service
Please join us for a short online service every Thursday at 8:00 am. Music, readings, prayers and 10 minutes of silent meditation; and then some conversation if you have the time. Everyone is welcome. 

THIS LINK on Thursday morning to join us. 
Please use Meeting ID: 839 1084 0376.  Passcode: Pray
Taizé Service
St. John's is hosting a Taizé Prayer Service on Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 pm in the main worship space at Stanley Street. 

This service will include singing, scripture reading, prayers and silent meditation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Youth Group
The Peninsula Youth group will meet again on Sunday, March 19 from
5:00-7:00 pm  - we will be discussing the question "How Long Would We Last
In A Zombie Apocolypse?". All youth grades 7-12 are welcome; dinner is
provided. Please let Kathy Cawsey,, know if you have
any dietary needs.
How You Can Support Our Youth
Did you know that we have a wonderful Peninsula-wide Youth Group? They meet every other Sunday evening here at St. John’s over supper. And you know how much teens eat, right?

People have dropped off all kinds of yummy food (THANK YOU!) over the past few weeks, but right now the list is blank for any more meals...
So if you’d like to support this great initiative and these great kids, please consider feeding them! Sign up for a basic meal (or two) for about 8 people. Or simply order them pizza, whatever works for you.

Please connect with
Kathy or Hubert if you’d like to help. Thank you so much - and Bon Appétit!
Spiritual Friends
The  Spiritual Friends group meets on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm from September to June on Zoom. New members are  always welcome.

We discuss and analyze a variety of topics and ideas each week based on theological themes. A variety of media is used including books, videos, poetry, artwork, and podcasts.

St. John's United Book Club
The St. John's Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from September to June (with the exception of December). 

Our February meeting was canceled due to Ash Wednesday so we will be discussing both The Scent Keeper and Insomniac City on March 22.

Please contact the church office
 if you'd like to know more.
Online Prayer Box

To have your prayer requests included in Sunday's Prayers of the Community just click the link below and type in your request. Names will not be mentioned, unless so specified; or reach out to one of our Ministers, Hubert or Annika, to let them know.
Prayer Box and Prayers of the Community
This Week at St. John's United
Description Date and Time
Contemplative Worship March 16, 8:00 am
Adult Choir Practice March 16, 4:00 pm
Handbell Choir Practice March 16, 6:00 pm
Official Board Meeting March 16, 7:00 pm
Kidz Choir Practice March 19, 11:30 am
Youth Group March 19, 5:00 pm
Taize Service March 19, 7:00 pm
Spiritual Friends March 20, 5:30 pm

                                       The Ministers Are In

I'm working primarily from my Stanley Street office combined with work from home. Saturdays and Mondays are my days off, but otherwise feel free to call, text, email or Zoom me. My cell: (902) 414-6342. 

If you'd like to book a meeting with me, please insert your details into this calendar.  

Wednesday, March 15 will be my last day at St. John's. 

Church Office Hours
The regular church office hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9 am - 3 pm.

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The Weekly Newsletter is sent out on WEDNESDAYS.
Please send any new content to Connie at  Deadline is Tuesday evening.
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