St. John's News

Advent and Christmas Schedules at St. John's

Our Advent and Christmas Schedule of Events

Read Details

Addressing the Financial Challenges of an Aging Facility

This article is the third in a three-part series about our church facility and the work needed to sustain it for future generations.

Read Details

Caring for Our Building, A Continuing Conversation

This article is the second in a three-part series about our church facility and the work needed to sustain it for future generations.

Read Details

Stewardship: Community and Belonging

As I reflect on what St. John’s means to our family, two words come to mind: community and belonging.  ​​​​​​​When we moved to Roanoke almost eight years ago, finding a church was a top priority. Having previously attended very small churches, we were concerned that we may get lost in the crowd of a larger, more established congregation.

Read Details

Cara Modisett Farewell

This August, Cara Modisett began her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary as a postulant for priesthood in the Diocese of Southwest Virginia.

Read Details

Totally Baked Bread & Pastries

It has been an exciting time in Zebilla! On Saturday, July 20, 2019, Totally Baked Bread & Pastries made its first batch of bread. Thanks to a $12,500 grant, Kimoyo Ltd. (our ministry in Ghana) was able to help women in Zebilla open their very own bakery where they are offering three types of bread to start: white, wheat and tea.

Read Details

Community Youth Program Grants

The Community Youth Program (CYP) is proud to have recently received two grants to support our program. We were awarded $20,000 from the City of Roanoke- our largest donation yet from the City! CYP also received $9,697 in NAP credits (Neighborhood Assistance Program).

Read Details

Seeking Vestry Nominees for 2020

Every December, St. John's holds its annual meeting and votes new members to the vestry, nominated from the congregation.

Read Details

St. John’s Welcomes Deb Neff as Financial Controller

Deb Neff, a native of Michigan, has joined the staff of St. John's Episcopal Church.

Read Details

CYP Turns 20, Launches Summer Renovation Project

The Community Youth Program at St. John’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018-2019.

Read Details

WSLS Channel 10 Features St. John's Habitat for Humanity Work

WSLS Channel 10 features St. John's in a May Habitat for Humanity build.

Read Details

Welcoming a Robotic Guest: Pepper

Pepper the Robot took a break from his work with Roanoke County Public Library to visit St. John's in early May.

Read Details

Becoming Beloved Community: How You Can Help Rebuild

Members of a multiracial community group born out of the Becoming Beloved Community initiative and the Gainsboro Southwest Neighborhood Organization have begun a project to restore and rebuild in Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood.

Read Details

St. John’s Serving in the World

St. John's is practicing Epiphany - God in the world - this season in projects including our annual Rise Against Hunger pack and an upcoming Habitat for Humanity build.

Read Details

St. John's Music in Transition

David-Charles Campbell, minister of music for nearly 20 years, retired in February. Assistant Minister of Music Michael Milam has stepped in as interim while we move toward a national search.

Read Details
View Past Articles