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Announcements

Updated 5/23/2022

Soup's On May 28th

We continue to hold Soups On at a drive-through meal service. We'll have plenty of food, and anyone can drive up to the church's handicapped entrance between 11:30 and 12:30 to pick up a free hot meal. If you have any questions, email stjohns-soupson@sbcglobal.net.

We have a GREAT group of volunteers that have been running the ‘drive thru’. There are Saturdays when some of them cannot be there. It would be nice to have one or two people available to fill in for the missing volunteer. It would require being at the church from 10:30 to 12:30 for Soups On Saturday. Contact Donna or Wes if you can do this.

Thank you for thinking of St. John’s and Soups On.

COVID precautions updated!

In response to declining cases in the county, Vestry recently voted to relax some COVID-related precautions. You can find an updated set of precautions here.

Spring Cleaning?

Our new friends at Bath Creek are in need of supplies that you may have in your spring cleaning give away box. The residents are planting a garden this year and then plan to cook what they grow!

  • Kitchen supplies

    • measuring cups and spoons

    • mixing bowls, spatulas, whisk, etc.

    • small appliances

  • Garden supplies

    • pots, hand tools, watering cans

    • extra potting soil and fertilizer

    • starter plants and seeds, empty hanging baskets, shepherd hooks

Books, magazines, games, puzzles and any craft items (including crochet hooks) are always needed. Bath Creek's Activities Director shares items with other facilities so that nothing goes unused.

Book Club

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.

Used Blankets Ministry

We're continuing to collect new and gently used blankets and socks for our homeless ministry. We dropped off over 100 lbs of blankets in December, and we're continuing to collect through April. 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).

Church Newsletter for More Announcements

This page is to highlight events at the church. For more detail, read the weekly church newsletter posted here.

Easy Fundraisers for St. John's

There are a couple of easy ways to raise money for the church:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.