Invitation to Participate in the 49 Bells Project
The July 12th issue of The Rector's Pen describes a social justice project of prophetic witness against gun violence, called The 49 Bells Project. If you did not read or receive the July 12th issue you can access it here: Rector's Pen. If you would like to help ring the tower bells on Wednesdays at 1:00pm between now and November 2nd, please look for a poster in the narthex and sign up to help. You'll receive an email with instructions. If you wish to help but will not be in church, please email Pastor Susan
EFM (Education for Ministry)
Class starting this fall
St. John's Pastor to Sing in Rock Band at Benefit Concert - July 28
Join Pastor Susan as she sings with the Eben G. Fine Band (led by late parishioner Betsy Aspinwall's son, Bill) on Thursday July 28th from 7-10pm at Nissi's in Lafayette. The band, along with guest artist Carla Skiaky, will perform a benefit concert of acoustic and rock music for "FRESH" a joint project of MGH, MIT, and Harvard which empowers young HIV positive women in the Umlazi Township of South Africa.
"FRESH" stands for Females Rising through Education, Support, and Health and is designed to take the participants on a journey of personal exploration and self-discovery. Silence is broken on painful issues such as abuse, rape and neglect. As the girls begin to heal, they focus on career and educational goals. They learn practical skills to help them forge brighter futures.
Come out, bring a friend, and rock to some good music for a great cause!
Acoustic Prayers for Evening
Community Worship | Roots Sound
Beginning Saturday June 4th, join your brothers and sisters of St. John's and a selection of local musicians for a peaceful and brief Eucharistic worship experience followed by refreshments and a bluegrass/Gospel jam session on the patio. 5pm in the Chapel.
Group Discussion on Being Mortal
Eben Carsey, MD, MDiv, is offering to facilitate a group for discussion and personal sharing regarding Being Mortal, a book by Atul Gawande, MD, and the issues that this book raises in our lives. The group will meet 8:30 to 9:30 am on Sundays, Oct. 9th through Nov. 13th. If necessary, the larger group may break into smaller groups to facilitate inclusion of everyone in the discussion and sharing. A rather long NY Times review of the book can be found at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/01/08/better-way-out/ . A shorter review can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/arts/being-mortal-by-atul-gawande.html?_r=0 .
With this link, you can view a Frontline interview with the author: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/being-mortal/?mc_cid=23e13b82de&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d
Summer Sunday School
Beginning June 5th (we'll take a break on Memorial Day weekend!), we'll be inviting kids to join us on the lawn for Summer Sunday school, where we'll read a story, sing a song or two, string some beads, and do a simple craft. No need to sign up; all kids 3 and up – and parent volunteers! – are welcome.
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.