Parish Life & Care
Pastoral care involves a loving community which responds to challenges of
faith, life crises, and ordinary questions along the way. This may include
phone calls to those awaiting surgery, meals to those who are bereaved, and
visits to those homebound or in nursing homes. It may include welcoming new
babies, helping with decisions about family issues, and planning memorial
The role of pastoral care at St. John’s exists to care for the body and spirit of our church family and even reaches beyond to those who may not have a church family. We strive to demonstrate Christ’s love by supporting our members through joy, sorrow, illness and other life events.
Our clergy attempt to see every member who is in the hospital. But long gone are the days when the hospitals call the parish to inform us of an admission. Due to privacy laws, area hospitals no longer provide information regarding parishioners unless specifically directed to do so by you upon admission. Many parishioners misunderstand the privacy forms and do not list the parish on the privacy notice, making it impossible for us to know of a hospitalization. In many cases, such as outpatient surgery or emergency care, notification is not possible. If you or a loved one are in the hospital, or in need of special prayers please contact us so that one of our clergy is able to visit you.
Each Sunday, trained Eucharistic Visitors are sent with the blessing of our clergy and parish family to deliver communion to those confined to home or hospital. The Eucharistic Visitors of our parish are an essential element in keeping homebound parishioners connected to all of us.
The bereavement ministry provides specific services and support to parishioners who have experienced a death in their family.
New Baby Ministry
The new baby ministry provides specific services and support to parishioners who are preparing to have or have had a new birth or adoption in their family.
Retirement Center Visitation Ministry
The retirement center visitation ministry provides specific services and support to parishioners living in retirement homes in an effort to keep them involved in the life of the church.
Parish Health Ministry
The parish health committee meets health and wellness needs of our congregation. This ministry provides blood pressure screenings the first Sunday of each month.
Through May 19
Join your parish family for the best breakfast in town. Teams of the Men of St. John’s cook a homemade breakfast each Sunday morning - always special and always delicious! $5 each ($12 cap for families)
Westminster Canterbury Luncheons
First Thursday each month
Fauber Dining Room
Residents join our Clergy for a monthly luncheon. Visitors are always welcome. Lunch is available in the Café for approximately $7.50.
"DINE with NINE" Supper Groups
Would you like to feel more connected to the St. John’s community and get to
know other parishioners better? Whether you are brand new to St. John’s or have
been here for many years you are invited to join a fall “Dine with Nine” group.
What is a “Dine with Nine” group? It’s a group of 8-10 adults that meet once a
month to share a simple potluck supper. Participants take turns hosting, with
the host providing the main dish, and the others bringing an appetizer, salad,
rolls and desert. You may choose between an adults-only group or a
kids-included group. Get ready for fun, friends and fellowship.
Sign up in September using the forms available in Tidings and in the Commons. You will be assigned to a Dine with Nine group and will receive follow up information on who your group members are.
Contact: The Rev. Diane Vie, ext. 26.
The Fauber Gallery is a magnificent space, adjacent to The Commons, for local and regional art exhibits. Artists exhibit in the Gallery, selling their work directly to interested individuals. The artists then contribute a portion of the proceeds to the Church to maintain the Gallery; additional income supports our mission in the community. For information contact Ted Batt, 384-9362, our curator .
Now on display in the gallery
Photography by James Mudie
May 7 - June 16.