Activities and Announcements for week of November 27, 2022

Sunday, November 27

9:00 AM      Sunday School

10:00 AM.   Fellowship

10:30 AM.   Worship/Communion

7:30 PM       Bells Practice

Monday, November 28

10:00 AM    Yoga @ Fourth and Faith

2:00 PM.     Needles & Hookers 

6:00 PM.     Float Building @ Peterman Garage

7:00 PM.     Boy Scouts

7:00 PM     Barbershop

Tuesday, November 29

2:00 PM.     Women's Bible Study (Conference Room)

6:00 PM.     Chocolate making @ Fourth & Faith

6:30 PM      Cub Scouts/Webelos

Wednesday, November 30

5:30 PM.    XOO - Christmas Advent Festival

7:00 PM.    Chancel Choir


Thursday, December 1

10:00 AM.    Yoga @ Fourth & Faith

Friday, December 2

Saturday, December 3

5:00 PM     Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4

9:00 AM.      Sunday School

9:00 AM.     Devotions @ Fourth & Faith

10:00 AM.    Fellowship

10:30 AM     Worship

7:30 PM.      Bells Practice



Pick up Christmas Greens

Live greens are available for pick-up Sunday, November 27, in the Fellowship Center. 


Christmas Float Building 

This year St. John’s will be entering a float in the Dover Christmas Parade. Come join the fun of building and decorating our float on Monday Nov. 28 we will meet from 6-8 at Peterman Plumbing, 525 West 15th St. Your participating is needed and would be appreciated.   

     The Dover Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 3 at 5pm. The community is invited to join us after the parade for hot chocolate, cookies, and photos with Santa at Fourth & Faith. All are welcome! 


Christmas Advent Festival 

     The entire church family is invited to join the XOO kids and their families as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus’s birth.  We will be gathering for a covered dish dinner at 5:30 on Wednesday, November 30, in the Social Hall.  After dinner, we will divide into groups for crafts and window painting.  This is one of the many family events sponsored by the Board of Christian Education and everyone is in the family.  Please call Belinda or the church office @ 330-364-4458 if you plan to attend. Hope to see you there!



     Handbells practice is on Sunday evenings at 7:30pm.   Recalling all past ringers and inviting any new ringers to join us. Adults and children. All are welcome. Some music knowledge is helpful, but not mandatory as the music will be numbered and color-coded.  Practices are Sunday evenings.  We only ask for a commitment month by month, so members can ring part-time or full-time.  Come try it out!!!  Any questions - - - call Nancy Smith at 330-364-2195.


Family Christmas Luncheon - Sunday, December 11 @ 11:30 am In the Church Social Hall

RSVP to the church office 330-364-4458 by November 30

Ham - Cheesy potatoes, green beans, salad, Rolls & Dessert


Jodi Picoult Strikes Again!

Diana O’Toole has her life planned.  She will climb the job ladder in the art auction world.  She will marry her boyfriend, Finn, who is a surgical resident.  She will be happy and successful.  Then Covid struck and the trip the couple planned to the Galapagos has changed.  Finn insists that Diana go without him since he is ethically bound to help the Covid patients in his care.  Read Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult to find how evolution occurs within human thought as well as in the natural world.  Join the Bad Girls on Monday, December 12 at 6:30 in the Conference Room for another enlightening discussion of life events and the decision-making that comes next.


St. John’s is Blessed

What a terrific staff we have at St. John’s!  When it comes to Sunday worship, weekday Bible studies, elderly and infirm visits, funerals, maintaining both of our buildings, printing bulletins, and organizing the life of the church, our folks accomplish it all and more with patience, good humor, and love.  Show your appreciation of St. John’s staff by contributing to the Christmas love gift which will be divided evenly among our nine staff members.  Turn in your donation marked Love Gift to the office or put it in the offering plate by December 18. 

The Elders

Live Nativity

     St. John’s will once again be sharing with the community our Live Nativity performances both Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18 at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30.  This beautiful musically narrated story of the birth of God’s gift to the world has become a tradition and gift to the community from St. John’s.  Please stop by and share in the Christmas story as portrayed by the youth of St. John’s. Or better yet, be a part of the Nativity Story. Just let Belinda know if you would like to participate. 


WAY TO GO!!          

Thanks to your generosity, twenty families will have a happier Thanksgiving because of the food you donated to our “If you can, bring a can” project.Also, 178 scarves, 64 hats, and 34 pairs of gloves for a total of 276 items were either made or donated and hung on the line outside the church for the Tuscarawas Scarf Project.  The people of St. John’s are a blessing!