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PARISH LIFE MINISTRIES

Bereavement Ministry

Nancy Everdyke, coordinator, nacolino340 "at" gmail.com

Committee members send cards and CareNotes to parishioners who have experienced the loss of a parent, spouse, child or sibling.  Sponsors an All Souls liturgy in November for babies who are stillborn or miscarried and for all children who have passed away. Plans grief workshops/presentations.

Couple to Couple League

Chris & Alison Protz, instructors, 256-520-3874, nfpcouple "at" outlook.com

Dedicated to promoting and teaching fertility awareness (Natural Family Planning) to married and engaged couples. The Main Series class teaches the Sympto-Thermal Method which can be used to avoid or help achieve pregnancy (3-Class Session). Pre-Menopause (1-Class Session) and Post-Partum (1-Class Session) classes are also offered.

 

Class Sessions are scheduled during the academic year: 1st Wednesday from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Church Library, Nursery Provided.

Register online for class sessions at www.ccli.org

Mommy & Me

Rachel Chandler, rachelchandler347"at"​gmail.com

Mommy & Me Playgroup is a chance for mothers of young children to get together and chat while their children play.

Quilting Ministry

Mechelle Armstrong, 256-464-6458, magnolialongarmquilting "at" gmail.com and Mary Beth Dunlap, marybethdunlap "at" gmail.com

Experienced and beginning quilters celebrate life by enjoying fellowship, learning quilting skills, and making baby quilts to be donated to the Life Choices Programs at Choose Life Group

 

Meets for Four Sessions (6 to 10 weeks each) throughout the year: Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., All Purpose Room. 

Compassion and Cancer Support Ministry

Kim and Bill Richardson, 256-895-9009, kimberlyannrichardson "at" yahoo.com

Supports parish members diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illness by home visits, telephone calls and/or prayer. Offers a summarized list of practical help resources to those affected with/by cancer. 

Hospitality Ministry

Leslie Harris, kitchen coordinator, lharris "at" stjohnbchurch.org

Light meals are provided for families following a funeral held at Saint John’s. Volunteers help to prepare food, set-up, serve, and clean-up. Volunteers help to prepare food, set-up, serve, and clean-up for other church events. 

Natural Family Planning

Kelly Cody, 434-390-6898

Provides support, encouragement, and information regarding all methods of NFP. Welcomes couples currently practicing NFP and those seeking to learn to practice NFP. We work in conjunction with the Pro-Life & Pro-Family Ministry.

 

See bulletin and web for meeting times and location

Young Adult Fellowship

Vincent Brown, 931-993-5816, vdb255 "at" gmail.com or Kyle Miller, Mkyle1994"at"yahoo.com

Young Adults in their 20's and 30's, both married and single, who meet regularly to socialize, grow in faith, and contribute to the community.

Meets every other Sunday, 6:45 p.m., All Purpose Room

Care & Compassion

Belinda Arnold, 256-655-6484, arnoldbelinda "at" yahoo.com

Provides home-cooked meals to families afflicted with illness, disability, or in grief.

 

Meals are scheduled using takethemameal.com website.

Knit One Pray Two

Ann LeRoy, 256-217-0758, ann.leroy40 "at" gmail.com (

Knits/crochets prayer shawls, prayer angels, blankets, caps, and bookmarks for those suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses. Prays for the ill as well as reads scripture.

Meets academic year: Monday at 1:00 p.m., All Purpose Room. 

Prime Timers - Senior Fellowship

Ann Marie Crosswhite, lead, 256-726-9204, hillam "at" knology.net 

Provides spiritual and social programs for all 50+ parishioners. Plans monthly social gatherings to include potlucks, luncheons, theater outings, day trips, etc. When possible, coordinates rides to senior events for those who request it.

 

Meets academic year: 1st Thursday at 1:00 p.m., Library 

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