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Special Events and Fellowship at St. John's Lutheran Church

St John's members enjoying a meal
St. John's Lutheran Church holds bi-monthly fellowship meals and Bible study on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of each month. Dinner begins at 5:30 PM - Program from 6:15 PM to 7:00 PM. Meals are held weekly during Advent and Lent.

Periodically, especially during church seasons, St. John's Lutheran has special events and/or hosts or works with other church congregations or community organizations to bring special events or activities to the area.

Upcoming event details are posted here, on the scrolling news section of home page, and on other pages as needed. They are also listed in the Sunday service weekly insert, and in the St. John's newsletter.

Upcoming Special Events

Volunteers needed for the Welcome Table on Sunday mornings, and Wednesday Night Together meals.
Please sign up in the narthex, or contact Sam Cowan by email - if you are willing to assist in this ministry.

Salvation Army Food Pantry Sunday
the second Sunday of each month

canned beans and canned vegetables
See here for details.

HELP of Beaufort Food Pantry Sunday
the fourth Sunday of each month

canned meat and canned fruits
See HELP of Beaufort page for details.

Difficult (but Faithful) Discussions
Covenant Making session: Sunday, January 13, 2018 + 2-3:30 pm
Racism 1: Sunday, January 27, 2018 + 2-3:30 pm
Racism 2: Sunday, February 3, 2018 + 2-3:30 pm

If members of a congregation are able to have deep conversations about difficult topics, people can become more confident in their understandings and in their beliefs. The purpose of this group will be to talk without fear of being judged or attacked about topics such as racism, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration...

Not be a class… Not be a time of arguing or trying to switch people to “my side...” Rather, a time to share, to learn, and grow. The first gathering be a covenant making session. The following two sessions will be about the topic of racism.

All participants will be required to attend the Covenant making session or watch a video/read material about the covenant making session and agree to the Covenant.

Each session will begin and end with prayer, as well as affirmation that we are the beloved of God and that we love each other.

Do you want to be challenged? To stretch and grow? Then be a part of this group!

Wednesday Nights Together - January 23, 2019 - Dinner - 5:30 pm - Program - 6:15 pm

Our Annual Community Chili Cook-Off to Benefit CAPA - Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John’s Annual Chili Cookoff is a great fun community event. A great opportunity to share some Christian fellowship and plain old fun with friends! Invite your friends and neighbors to come. Don’t wait until the last minute. Please call and invite them today!
Please plan to cook, help decorate, set-up, clean-up and of course, EAT!!!!

Young Adult Gathering - Friday, February 8, 2019 - 6:00 pm. See Young Adult Info Page for details.

Lutheran Men In Mission Meet - Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:00 AM. See St. John's Lutheran Men's page for details.

Dr. Jacqueline Bussie - Public Reading, Talk, and Signing Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 11 am. All are invited to hear Dr. Bussie read and share the story of Love Without Limits. It is not necessary to have read the book to attend. Books will be available for purchase. This event will be held in the Mission Building.

Dr. Jacqueline Bussie - Readers Reception for Members & Friends Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 6 pm - Ruff home - 51 Sunset Blvd, Beaufort. Any who have read Love without Limits are invited to a reception at the home of Harley & Carol Ruff to have informal conversation and Q & A with Jacqueline. All are invited to bring an appetizer to share if they wish. If you bought the book but haven’t read it, get started now! This event will not be publicly advertised - members who shared the book with friends, please also share this invitation.

LMM Oyster Roast - Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm. - Fundraiser for 2019 Camp Scholarships.
See St. John's Lutheran Men's page for details.

Lutheran Women Lydia Circle Meets - Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM. See St John's Lutheran Women's Page for details.

Wednesday Nights Together - February 13, 2019 - Dinner - 5:30 pm - Program - 6:15 pm

St. John’s Winter Retreat 2019 at Lutherock
(includes one day of snow skiing, boarding, tubing and/or ice skating)
Saturday-Monday, February 16-18, 2019

All St. John’s members and friends are invited to participate in this retreat. Youth, families with or without children, adults – anyone who likes winter fun is welcome and encouraged to join the fun! Leaving on Saturday morning and returning Monday evening, this retreat combines one day of skiing/snowboarding/snow tubing with lots of other winter retreat activities: fun and games, devotions and worship, food and laughter – and maybe even a snowball fight!

Children younger than Grade 6 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult willing to take responsibility.

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, January 28, 2019.

Wednesday Nights Together - February 27, 2019 - Dinner - 5:30 pm - Program - 6:15 pm

Summer Camp at Lutheridge - Register by February 28, 2019. - Actual Camp Dates July 14-20. 2019.
It’s time to start planning for camp at Lutheridge. Campers are welcome to go any week of summer - but a group will go in July. All details coming soon!

Family Promise Host Week Sunday, May 26 2019 - June 2, 2019. See Family Promise page for details.

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