Register your interest in joining a group!
As we return to our full rhythm of congregational life post-pandemic and in our 150th year, we are delighted to revive yet another tradition that knits us together in fellowship as a community: Koinonia! Koinonia Dinner Groups draw on the old Christian and St. John’s tradition of breaking bread together to build friendship and fellowship in community.
The Greek word Koinonia appears 19 times in the Greek New Testament, and invokes concepts of community, communion, hospitality, sharing and relationship. We know Jesus himself enjoyed table fellowship, and that hospitality is an important Christian ministry!
If you’d like to get to know other parishioners better and are willing to commit to meet and build relationships once a month over dinner, we invite you to join our Koinonia network! We will establish groups of six to eight people who will meet monthly over the program year (through May) in one another’s homes, for a BBQ or picnic, at a restaurant, or at a church Sunday supper.
Those interested may sign up here or pick up a form in the church office and return it to Deacon Anne Derse by October 1. You can indicate if you’d like to join an intergenerational group, a group of families with children or be randomly assigned to make some exciting new connections. We will set up the groups and recruit volunteers to host the first dinner for each group. Participants will take it from there!
We’d love to see longstanding and newer members of St. John’s deepen relationships and discover new connections. Join us in building fellowship in our community – join Koinonia!