Our website has a new look! And with it, greater functionality and a nicer aesthetic. With this new platform it will be far easier to make the website reflect the creative and thoughtful nature of St. John’s. It will also give me (Chris) greater flexibility and resources to make a website that is welcoming, helpful, and engaging. Plus new things are always exciting!
While the vast majority of the site is built, there is a good chance you will see some pages that are still under construction. It will also take some time to populate the events calendar and get all the posts sorted out. This won’t take long, but please know that we’re hard at work getting it all ironed out.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Peace and all good things, Chris Youth and Communications Director
Last month, members of our parish – adults, youth and children alike – gathered to prepare an Offering of Letters in support of the Farm Bill pending before Congress. More than 300 letters and colored sketches were collected and soon will be delivered to Senator Bennett’s Denver office. With the masterful help of our A/V technician, Josh Monen, we were able to capture the event on film. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel. In addition to Josh, I want to thank those who contributed to this production: +Bishop Dan Edwards; Pastor Julia+; Wayne Grider; Lu Walters; and Jordan Teague Jacobs, an executive with Bread for the World. We also were blessed with an anonymous gift that underwrote the cost of filming and editing. The video will be included in the materials forwarded to Sen. Bennett with the encouragement that it be shared with other members of Congress and their staffs. It also will be sent to the Bishop Kym’s office for distribution throughout the diocese and national church. Again, deepest appreciation to all who contributed to this vitally important initiative. We’ll keep you updated on how you can continue to advocate on behalf of the Farm Bill and its reforms.
Saint John’s held a very successful Letter Writing Event on Sunday, April 23 after both services. We had over 240 letters and post cards written by adult parishioners and well over 50 cards and drawings by our children addressed to Senator Michael Bennet. This effort is part a national program supported by the Diocese of Colorado and the international non-profit Bread for the World urging the U.S. congress to pass a new Farm Bill in 2023 that expands the access to and coverage for nutritious food benefits to millions of Americans.
If you were not able to join us last Sunday, you may still write to Senator Bennet to make your case for this initiative. Below is his e-mail contact and a fact sheet of why St. John’s is engaging in this project.