YOUTH GROUP’S FIRST NIGHT IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6 P.M.

Be in the church at 6 p.m. Bring $5 for dinner. We’ll celebrate our first Youth Eucharist with Fr. Christopher (and show him how we do the bells! We gave him a preview at the Midsummer’s Night Dinner!) Dinner is in the Art Lab after and we’ll provide. Get picked up in the circle @ […]

SUMMER PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL MUSCLES WORKSHOP, JULY 26

Join us Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. for an evening workshop featuring yoga, a scripture meditation, and other activities focused on joy and celebration. This summertime mini-retreat for the soul will end with a labyrinth walk under the stars. This workshop is for both men and women — if you’ve never done yoga before, […]

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY MEETS JULY 24, 10 A.M.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry combines care and love of knitting, crocheting, and quilting into a prayerful outreach to those in need of comfort and solace. When a shawl is completed, it’s offered for a final prayer and sent on its way. Our next gathering is Monday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at the Starbucks in […]

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY CLASSES FORMING FOR SEPT. 16 START DATE

The Spiritual Journey, an eight-­month voyage of spiritual exploration and growth facilitated by Stillpoint, the Center for Christian Spirituality, is now open for registration. This program supports participants in exploring their spiritual lives in a small group setting, deeply enriching their relationship with God/Spirit and helping them recognize the ways that God is present and […]

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE ON JULY 23 HAS A FEW OPEN SLOTS!

And you can still sign up! Give the gift of life through the Red Cross at St. John’s Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, July 23 from 8 a.m.–2:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Eight spots are still open between 12:45 and 2 p.m. Walk-ins are also welcome. Follow this link to sign-up. St. John’s position […]

HALF ALLNIGHTER TICKETS GONG FAST! GET SIGNED UP! SEPTEMBER 8

Here are the details: • Friday, September 8: Arrive @ St. John’s @ 4 p.m. Wear sneakers on your feet — no sandals or flip-flops! • We depart @ 4:15 p.m. for various destinations around Orange County. Dinner will be approx. 6:30 p.m., so don’t be starving @ 4 p.m.! • We return to St. […]

CAREGIVING MOSAICS MEETS JULY 19, 6:30 P.M.

We meet Wednesday, July 19, in the Bishop’s Room at 6:30 p.m. RSVPs aren’t necessary and all are welcome. Know someone who provides care to a parent, child, spouse, or friend, and who can use some community support? Please invite them to join you. We have much to learn from each other, and when we […]

TWENTYSOMETHINGS MEET JULY 17, 6 P.M. IN H.B.

The TWENTYSOMETHINGS (our young adults group) meet tonight at Huntington City Beach — Tower 9, PCH and Huntington Street — at 6 o’clock. If you’re coming, email Brooke Grogan, brookegrogan@gmail.com, and she’ll let you know what to bring!

WOMEN’S SUNDAY MOVIE AND DINNER, JULY 16

We’re seeing “Beatriz at Dinner” at 2:40 pm at the Regency Theater, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd, in Laguna Niguel (off Greenfield). Dinner follows at 4:30 pm at Romeo Cucina, 28241 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, in the Ralphs shopping center. Want to jump into this fun ministry? Great! Let DJ know (email below). This is a […]

YOUTH GROUP DINNER, GAMES, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 6 P.M.—7:30 P.M.

St. John’s youth leaders are throwing the annual Mid-Summer’s Night Dinner and look forward to seeing LOTS of kids Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Lowe’s Center. We’re meeting *behind* Starbucks and Pick Up Stix. Check in with the leaders, go order dinner (it’s buy your own) and then bring your dinner back to […]

RSM CARES FOOD PANTRY DISTRIBUTION, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 11 A.M.—5 P.M.

St. John’s is deeply committed to serving in our community. Members of the congregation regularly participate in food distributions to those in need. The next distribution is Thursday, July 20 at The Bridge Church, 30162 Tomas Avenue,  Rancho Santa Margarita. We need help anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Food donations are also welcome. If […]

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, SUNDAY, JULY 23, 8 A.M.—2:15 P.M.

St. John’s hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, July 23 from 8 a.m.–2:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Sign up in the Narthex on Sunday mornings. Give the gift of life through the Red Cross! Questions? Contact Paul Eskildsen, paul@pauleskildsen.com.  Thank you!

SPIRITUAL & PHYSICAL MUSCLES WORKSHOP, WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 7 P.M.

Our next “Summer Build Your Spiritual and Physical Muscles Workshop” is Wednesday, July 26, from 7 p.m. to about 9:30 p.m. at St. John’s. The workshop features the spiritual practices of yoga, scripture meditation (Lectio Divina), and walking the labyrinth. Our theme for the evening will be worship, and we’ll explore new ways to worship God […]

SUMMER SOUNDSATION CONCERT – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 4 P.M.

Save the date for the Summer Soundsation Concert! Your St. John’s Section Leaders have a wonderful evening planned for you Sunday, August 13 at 4 p.m. in the Church. Jason Francisco, Lisa Naulls, David Cramer, and Erin Pence will present an evening of Broadway and Opera — an opportunity for them to share songs they love, […]

MISSION HOSPITAL SPIRITUAL CARE VOLUNTEER TRAINING BEGINS SEPTEMBER 13

Mission Hospital offers a training program for Spiritual Care Volunteers for the Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses. The 10-week training begins Wednesday, September 13, and will help participants develop skills to help patients in need. Individuals need to apply to the training and must be adults of generosity and compassion, plus understand spirituality as a […]

VOLUNTEER AT ISAIAH HOUSE SATURDAY, JULY 8th AT 8:30 A.M.

St. John’s will serve breakfast to the clients at this shelter for homeless women and you can help! Additionally, we’re also collecting toiletries for the women living at IH, so gather the small toiletries you’ve received on your travels — or pick up some at local stores like Target or Wal-Mart. The small bottles of […]

FELLOWSHIP SUMMER BBQ: SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th, 3 TO 6 P.M.

Please join us at the home of Tim England and Dina Kubba to celebrate new and old friends on Saturday, August 5th from 3 – 6 pm. The church will provide the burgers, veggie option, and hot dogs. Please use Sign Up Genie to RSVP and bring a side dish, dessert or drinks!

LAUNDRY LOVE LAKE FOREST — WEDNESDAY, JULY 5th

It’s Laundry Love Lake Forest Time Again! We’ll see you this Wednesday, July 5 at Sparklean Laundromat, 23532 El Toro Road, Lake Forest. Please arrive by 6 p.m. for instruction and duty assignments. Our guests arrive and the suds start swirling at 7 p.m. If you need more details, email Randy Simmons, rhs8453@yahoo.com. Copies of […]

SAVE THE DATE FOR “SUMMER SOUNDSATIONS” IN AUGUST

Sunday, August 13 will be an evening to remember as our St. John Choir Leads step into the limelight and bring us songs from Broadway and opera! The concert begins in the St. John’s sanctuary at 4 pm as Jason Francisco, David Cramer, Lisa Naulls, and Erin Baker Pence open this free community gathering with music […]

St. John’s e-Vangelist for June 23

We worship as usual this weekend, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sunday! Vacation Bible School’s Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose wrapped up around Noon today and our wonderful youth and adult leaders had the church cleaned up and ready for Sunday services in record time. Thanks be to God […]