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Eco-Action Team Taking Action

by Carolyn Peirce, Eco-Action Team Member Members of The Eco-Action Team had a productive day on Saturday volunteering with the Ward 8 Woods Conservancy as we spent several hours at Fort Stanton Park in Anacostia helping to clean up the woods by picking up trash in an otherwise beautiful park. We were joined by about […]

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St. John’s Wears Orange

by Margaret Hilton, GVP Group Convener, & John F. Ross, Director, Nourishing Bethesda  Thank you, St. John’s, for wearing orange in support of National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend. On Thursday evening, June 3, orange-wearing Nourishing Bethesda volunteers packed Be Smart cards about gun safety into 300 food packages, then assembled on the Tower Lawn for a photo. On Friday, Nourishing […]

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St. John’s Diaper Drive: Helping Families and Babies in Need

Very real and urgent assistance is needed for our neighbors in Gaithersburg. St. John’s Men’s Ministry, in partnership with the city of Gaithersburg and Seneca Creek Community Church, is organizing the purchase and distribution of diapers for families living in poverty and who often cannot find work or obtain the needed wages to procure essential items […]

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Wear Orange in June

The St. John’s GVP Group (see photo) invites you to Wear Orange in honor of all victims of gun violence. Orange was the favorite color of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who was killed by gunfire in Chicago just one week after her high school band had performed in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. After her death, her friends […]

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Upcoming Preachers

May 2 – We welcome James Stowe back to St. John’s, this time as a preacher. James is a long-time advocate for human rights, racial equity and social justice and currently serves as the Director of the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights. May 9 – As we celebrate Rite 13, a ceremony honoring our youth as then […]

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Join Eco-Action Efforts for Eco-Justice

by Carolyn Peirce, Eco-Action Team Wonderful news! We have reached our goal of $2500! Thanks again to all who participated in this year’s Lenten Eco-Pledge to be donated to organizations in DC’s Ward 8 to promote environmental justice: Ward 8 Woods Conservancy, The Well at Oxon Run, and DC Greens. Now we plan to learn more and we […]

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Nourishing Bethesda: Volunteers Needed

by John Ross We need you! Nourishing Bethesda, the St. John’s food insecurity initiative, feeds multiple meal’s worth of groceries to an average of 1,300 people every week, including some 500 children. Last Friday, we handed out seven tons of food at the B-CC Rescue Squad! We’re entirely staffed by volunteers who order the food […]

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2021 Lenten Eco-Pledge Wrap Up

by Jane Houlihan, Eco-Action Team Thanks to all who participated in this year’s Lenten Eco-Pledge! Thirty-eight families and individuals took 159 actions during Lent to live more gently on the Earth, and donated $2100 altogether toward local eco-justice organizations. Each action moved the world a bit closer to the state of justice we’ve envisioned in our recent […]

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Holy Week Services & Open Sanctuary

Holy Week Services: March 28 – April 4 Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 28 and ends with Easter on April 4. Please join us for these special virtual services: Palm Sunday, March 28 at 10:00 am Palm Sunday will be celebrated with a dramatic reading of the passion during our normal 10:00 am service. […]

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St. John’s Reopening Plans

Although the state and county have loosened the guidelines limiting attendance at houses of worship, we’re not ready to reopen quite yet. We’re very excited about the progress represented by these updates but we are also working to be mindful and wise as we consider the continued safety needs of our community and look forward […]

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