Together Colorado—Faith in Action. You’re invited.
On February 21st, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the St. Francis Room, St. John’s will host a meeting of Together Colorado. Father Ted invited some of us to attend one of their meetings this fall, and anyone is invited to attend any of their meetings. (The January 17th meeting of Together Colorado will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 715 Cabrini Dr., Lafayette.) It provides an opportunity for us to discover our deepest shared concerns for human dignity and learn to effectively work together to leverage our work in Boulder County and throughout the state. Of course, the specific concern shared by most of us in the county will not be the one that is most important to each of us, but we can learn how someone else’s concern needs to be ours as well by working together across faith communities.
Since 1978, Together Colorado has organized alongside volunteer community leaders to build and solidify lasting power in the state of Colorado. Collectively, their leaders, member institutions, and staff developed this organization, which now spans 220 congregations, schools, and faith leaders across the state. Together Colorado is a member of the national network, Faith in Action. Rooted in our sacred faith traditions, Together Colorado works to move from fear to liberation, from violence to life, from isolation to beloved community, so that our thoughts, words, and actions place human dignity and care for creation at the center of public life.
Introducing the Attention Homes Pine Street Project
OUR NEW NEIGHBORS! Join us following the 9:30 am service on February 17 as we welcome Attention Homes Executive Director, Chris Nelson. Chris will tell us about the project presently under construction, how it came to be, statistics on teen and youth homelessness, who will be moving in and when, how the project will offer support to its residents, the project's Good Neighbor operating statement, and how St. John's can become involved to help make a positive impact on the lives of young at-risk adults.
Join Us for Evensong
Contemplative Evensong meets every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. from September through May. Participants are welcome to join the cantor in the beautiful, meditative chant. Includes short periods of silent prayer. Please contact the office at 303-442-5246 for more information.
Grocery Card Program
If you buy these cards, load more money onto them at the store of your choice (Safeway or King Soopers), use them to pay for your groceries, St John's earns a 5% reward!
Bear in mind that nearly 500 households call St John's their spiritual home. Obviously the benefit to our church could be substantial, so we'd like for all parishioners to participate. For more information contact Janice Moore, Jim Podolak, or Caryl Stalick.
Whittier Pantry at St. John’s
Bring your donations to the Whittier Pantry and put them in the bin outside the room. The Pantry will serve about 30 families this school year, (average size 5 members), once a month. Below is an average of what we dispense per month. We appreciate all donations! If you write a check, put “Whittier Pantry” in the memo.
Toothpaste, adult, and children 50 tubes
Shampoo, adult and baby 30 bottles, 12 baby
Hair Conditioner 25 bottles
Bar Soap (no Irish Spring) 50 bars
Body Lotion 30 bottles
Toilet paper 140 rolls
Kleenex 30 boxes
Deodorant, male and female 50 tubes
Feminine pads (Always Thin preferred) 250-300 Pads
Diapers, Sizes 4 & 5 for children still at home 120-140 Diapers
Solar Power for St. John's
See a real time graph of St. John's Energy usage.
The solar project for St. John's will now have its own section on the St. John's web site at www.stjohnsboulder.org/solar . This page has been updated with extensive information on the solar project, including a very interesting time-lapsed video showing the construction project, as well as a link to a set of static images. Watch this space and visit the page often for project updates.