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.
This August, Cara Modisett began her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary as a postulant for priesthood in the Diocese of Southwest Virginia.
Some of you may have noticed a recent change in some of the service music at our 10 a.m. liturgy.
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.
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).
Every December, St. John's holds its annual meeting and votes new members to the vestry, nominated from the congregation.
Deb Neff, a native of Michigan, has joined the staff of St. John's Episcopal Church.
The Community Youth Program at St. John’s is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018-2019.
WSLS Channel 10 features St. John's in a May Habitat for Humanity build.
Pepper the Robot took a break from his work with Roanoke County Public Library to visit St. John's in early May.
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.
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.
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.