February 2nd, during our usual noon Eucharist, we will be observing Candlemas (also known at the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ). The service will include a candlelight procession and blessing of candles for home use. Join us for this simple and traditional Anglican liturgy.
The Tuesday evening book club is gearing up to begin reading another book! We will be reading "What is the Bible?" by Rev. Rob Bell. This is a fantastic opportunity to deepen your faith in the new year, all from the comfort of your home as we engage together over Zoom! The book is available on Amazon on Kindle and in paperback. We meet at 6pm on Tuesdays, starting February 1st.
Church Newsletter for More Announcements
This page is to highlight events at the church. For more detail, read the weekly church newsletter posted here.
Used Blankets Ministry
We're also collecting new and gently used blankets and socks for our homeless ministry. You may bring them in on Sundays, or contact the church office if you need to make arrangements to drop them off on a weekday (from 9-2).
Socks for the Homeless
Our annual Sock Collection Ministry is underway, and socks you donate will be distributed to the homeless and needy for the Winter. Homeless shelters state that socks are the most desired and needed. Men’s, Women’s and Children’s socks are needed. Collection bins will be placed in the undercroft and close to the handicapped entrance. This is a great time to clean out those items that you are not using. Items will be collected now through December 2021.
COVID policy update
Per evolving CDC guidelines (and the evolving coronavirus), we will once again require all people to wear a face mask while in the church building, both during Sunday worship and during the week. Accordingly, we're suspending coffee hour for the time being. This requirement applies to the vaccinated and unvaccinated.
Easy Fundraisers for St. John's
There are a couple of easy ways to raise money for the church:
If you shop at Acme, save your receipts dated from Aug 6 to Dec 26 and mail them to the church. Acme's Community Cashback program will donate to the church based on the receipts we turn in.
If you shop Amazon, try smile.amazon.com. You can choose a charity (like "St. John's Cuyahoga Falls"), and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to that charity.
You can also donate to St. John’s through the Diocese of Ohio’s website. Click this link and choose "Cuyahoga Falls-St. John’s Church" from the dropdown menu under "Designate my gift." You can also set up monthly or weekly donations and give using a credit card or bank routing info.
General Information Regarding COVID
Some activities have resumed at St. Johns. In particular, both AA and NA have resumed in-person meetings. I'll try to keep the calendar updated, but I'd recommend reaching out to Akron area AA or NA for specifics.
If you feel like you need the help of a professional counselor, use this site to find someone who is available for online sessions. Getting through the day in these turbulent times can be hard.
If you are able, reach out to neighbors that you know cannot travel freely during this outbreak. You can show God's love and care through a grocery or prescription run.