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Activities and Announcements for week of September 24, 2023

Sunday, September 24

9:00 AM.      Sunday School

10:00 AM.    Fellowship in Fellowship Center

10:30 AM     Worship

7:30 PM.      Handbell Practice

Monday, September 25

10:00 AM.   Chair Yaga @ 4th & Faith 

2:00 PM.      Needles & Hookers

7:00 PM.    Barbershop

7:00 PM.    Boy Scouts

Tuesday, September 26

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

6:30 PM.    Cub Scouts/Webelos

Wednesday, September 27

4:00 PM.    Card Party @ 4th & Faith

7:00 PM.    Chancel Choir


Thursday, September 28

10:00 AM.    Chair Yoga @ 4th & Faith

Friday, September 29

Saturday, September 30

Sunday, October 1

9:00 AM.      Sunday School

10:00 AM.    Fellowship

9:30 AM.     Worship/Communion

7:00 PM.      Handbell Practice



Attention Gentlemen - Bible Study!!  

     In the interest of showing our men how much we love them, we want to invite them to Bible Study on Tuesday afternoons.  We hate the thought of you guys just sitting at home, lonely, eating chips, and watching soap operas.  Come join the ladies!  It will no longer be known as Woman’s Bible Study, but St. John’s Bible Study. 

     We need some masculine influence and opinions.  Right now, we are doing a humorous study of different stories from the New Testament, some familiar and some not so familiar, but all with a lesson to teach us.  The talented actors from Ted Swartz and Company portray these stories in an entirely different way.  We meet every Tuesday at 2:00 pm. in the conference room.  If afternoons are not convenient for everybody, we’ll figure out a time that is.  Women, make it a date.  Take your husbands our for lunch. then bring them to Bible Study.  As far as I know, we’ve never done this before so let’s try something new. You are all invited!! Women, Men, Married, Single – Everyone is welcome!  See you on Tuesday @ 2pm in the conference room. 


 Hand Bells…

     Hand bells practice on Sundays at 7:30 PM.   Recalling all past ringers and inviting any new ringers to join us. Adults and children grade 6 and up are welcome. Some music knowledge is helpful, but not mandatory as the music will be numbered and color-coded.  Practices are on 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.


Heritage Home Christmas Tour of Homes 2023

Exciting news - - The sanctuary of St. John’s will be a featured stop on the Christmas Tour of Homes this year. Sunday, December 10th from 12pm to 5pm.


How to Untangle This Web of Deception

     Molly Gray, with her obsessive love of cleaning, is the perfect maid in the posh Regency Grand Hotel.  At least she is until she enters the suite of wealthy Charles Black and finds him dead in his bed.  Accused of his murder, Molly is unable to fight for her own innocence. Join the Bad Girls on Monday, October 9 at 6:30 in the Conference Room to dissect the compelling and quirky mystery The Maid by Nita Prose.


Chair Yoga Schedule

September Monday September 25; Thursday September 28.

All classes start at 10 am at Fourth & Faith.


Interested in Church History?

     St. John’s History Committee is welcoming additional members to become involved in this ongoing project.  Along with organizing our church archives, the History Committee has led past programs including the WWII Veteran’s Letters project and Recognition of our past/present ministers.  

     St. John’s will be participating in the Heritage Home Christmas tour this December 10 when our sanctuary will be part of the tour.  We need volunteers to be greeters or guides for this day.  Current History Committee members are Sue Dummermuth, Linda Marks, Jane Gingrich, and Dan Hurst.  Our meeting times are flexible based on the availability of our members. Please call or text Jane Gingrich if interested at 330-447-1401 if you are interested or with any questions.  Thank you!


Attention all BAKERS! 

     Your help is needed for our bake sale on Saturday, November 4. We need cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies etc. whatever you would like to donate. Please drop off all donations at our Fourth & Faith building on Friday, November 3rd between 10am - 4pm. Thank you so much, we appreciate every single one of you for helping our Craft show and bake sale be successful!


Choristers Choir

All children entering grades K-5 are invited to be a member of the Choristers Choir! The Choristers Choir encourages musical and spiritual growth while providing an opportunity for children to serve in worship. They will also learn music basics and build self-confidence in a fun environment. A schedule will be emailed out in September. Please contact Natalie Peterman, Choristers Choir Director for more information:


Needles and Hookers NEEDED!

     We have some ladies who have been doing this for years and are more than happy to instruct the newcomers on the tricks of the trade. The thing is you don’t even have to be experienced! We will be working on scarves for the county-wide giveaway in November.

     We will meet every Monday afternoon at 2:00 pm.  in the parlor, until about 3:30 pm.  Don’t worry about the yarn because we have plenty in Pastor Dotty’s office. The scarves don’t need to be perfect; they just need to be warm and made with love.  If you are not sure about knitting or crocheting yet, just stop into chat.  We enjoy that too!


Neighbors in Need

     In 2023, the Neighbors in Need “BEHOLD!” theme continues. This year’s focus is on environmental justice. Plastics, electronics, and other non-compostable wastes are being shipped across, and even tossed into, our waterways, launched into space, and buried in landfills. As people of faith, we believe these egregious acts are sinful and unholy. We must be better stewards of our planet!

     Please join us in promoting this year’s Neighbors in Need   campaign at your church! Many churches will collect the offering on Sunday, October 1, as part of World Communion Sunday.


Attention Veterans

     Sign up for the holiday meat for Tuscarawas County Veterans Only (Must be signed up for a coupon to be ordered). September 1-30, 2023. Where: Tuscarawas County Veterans Service Office Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm. (330) 339-1163 or 393 16th St SW, New Phila.


Holiday Craft Sale & Bake Sale 

@ St. John’s UCC Fourth & Faith Community Outreach Center on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Set up is on Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 10am.   ***There will be a food stand***


Office Sitter Needed  

     We need a couple of volunteers to office sit on Thursday Sept. 28 & Friday Sept. 29 to fill in for the secretary for a couple of days off.  If you would like to volunteer your services, please contact the church office at 330-364-4458 or via email to Thank you!

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