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Guest Preacher & Workshop: Raising Children of Faith - Sunday, February 23

Tain Gregory was present in his third-grade classroom on the morning of the Sandy Hook shootings. As part of the healing process for the community after the tragedy Tain was asked, “What’s the most important thing in the world to you?” His mother expected an answer about a video game or Pokémon trading card. Tain thinks for a moment then answers with one word. “God.” Read more>>

2020 Lenten Series

The Thursday evening Lenten series (at Union Baptist Church) will include Soup and Bread suppers.  St. John’s will be providing the supper on Thursday March 12th. Volunteers are needed to provide bread, and two soups (one of which will be vegetarian) for about 25 people.  If you would like to sign-up to help with the supper, please contact Kathy McBride, our Parish Administrator, at (203) 348-2619, or shoot her an e-mail: office@stjohns-stamford.org   

Current Happenings

Flower Arrangers Needed

The beautiful flowers we all enjoy on Sunday morning are the ministry of helping hands in the church that make this happen. We need extra help at this time to share both the burden and the blessing of this ministry. Anyone willing to help should contact Phyllis Wilson. Saint John’s Church will love you for it!

Volunteer needed:
Insipirca Dinners Coordinator

We are currently looking for a volunteer to take over the ministry of coordinating monthly dinners for the Inspirica Women’s Shelter in Stamford. This ministry requires coordinating and ensuring that volunteers are in place to purchase, cook and serve dinners on the fourth Friday of each month at the Women’s Shelter. Please contact Kathi Bacchi, (914) 764 5758 if you are interested. Thank you.

Bon Samaritain Sponsor-a-child Program

Bon Samaritain Sponsor-a-child Program – The outreach committee invites you to please consider sponsoring a child at Haiti’s Bon Samaritain School and Clinic. It costs $60 to sponsor a child’s tuition or $120 for tuition, books and uniform, however, no contribution is too small! You can sponsor online by visiting https://stjohns-stamford.org/give/ Click on the blue GIVE button and select Bon Samaritain School and Clinic in the “Give To” box; or email Sheelagh Schlegel for further info.

New Communion Vessels

New Communion vessels have been added to our very limited collection at Saint Jonh’s Church for the celebration of the Eucharist. If you would like to make a contribution on behalf of a loved one to offset the cost, this would be well appreciated. The existing Ciborium kept in the Tabernacle (not pictured here) is being restored by C.M. Almy and Sons. The total cost for all these items including the restoration is about $1,350. Anyone wishing to contribute should contact Fr. Benitez. Contributions can remain anonymous.

Altar Guild

Altar Guild Membership Is Open: The Saint John’s Altar Guild ministry is seeking parishioners who can commit to setting up the altar for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, and other worship, and can assist in keeping the sacristy in good working order. If you’re interested please reach out to Ms. Vicki Zacharewicz during Coffee Hour.

Coffee Hour

Coffee hour is a wonderful hospitality we enjoy on a weekly basis. Please help Paula, and sign up with a friend to help with this ministry. There is a new sign-up sheet posted outside the Dining Room. You don’t have to do it alone! Bless you helpers!

Census Employment Opportunities

As many of you know, the census is coming up. The following came from the City of Stamford regarding jobs that are available with the Census.  
 
 

Community Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is accepting clothing in VERY GOOD CONDITION, along with smaller household items and decor.

Please drop off your donated items at the Thrift Shop on Thursday or Saturday from 10am – 3 pm, and stop in to visit and shop!

Proceeds from the Thrift Shop are donated to charity. This month the Thrift Shop donated to Homes for the Brave and Families in Recovery/Liberation Programs.

Thank you for your generosity.