Household Items Needed for Churches United

Churches United for the Homeless needs your help to provide household items for its new “Bright Sky” apartment complex. The organization has 43 apartments that need to be stocked with basic household supplies.

Visit Amazon to view the gift registry; purchases may be made via Amazon or locally and delivered to St. John or Churches United. Paper copies of the registry are available in the office.

Please complete your purchases by February 1.

Visit Amazon to view the gift registry

 

 

Join Us for Christmas Eve Worship!

December 24, 2017

  • 10:00 am: Worship with Communion
  • 3:30 pm: Christmas with Worship Band
  • 5:30 pm: Lessons, Carols, Candlelight & the St. John Choir
  • 10:30 pm: Reflective Worship with Candlelight

December 31, 2017

  • 10:00am: ONE Worship Service

St. John’s Year of the Volunteer

If you haven’t noticed, there are a couple extra doors at St. John. These are there to help commemorate the Reformation, but also to help us live out the Year of the Volunteer, which is St. John’s theme for this year.

We’re inviting everyone at St. John to consider volunteering, or volunteering in a new area. On these doors, you’ll find various volunteer opportunities.

Please check out these doors to see if there’s something there that you want to get involved in! If you have an idea for something new for St. John, feel free to let us know and we’ll work with you to get that ministry started.

Participate in the Thanksgiving Food Drive

The FM Food Pantry is located at 1101 4th Ave N in Fargo. The Pantry collects and distributes groceries and goods directly to people who come to the Pantry site to make a request for food for their families and themselves. In 2016 the Pantry provided food to 17,885 individuals from 5,997 households – 44% of the individuals it serves are children under 18.

The FM Food Pantry is heavily reliant on the work of volunteers. Last year in 2016, 1,906 individual volunteers provided 24,070 hours of work at the FM Food Pantry—this is equivalent to 11.5 full time employees. For one week each year we, at St. John, take a turn to recruit the volunteers who fill the many grocery requests that the Pantry receives every day.

The FM Food Pantry is reliant on food that it receives from local food drives – like the one we’ve done annually at Thanksgiving at St. John. This Thanksgiving, our Social Concerns/Mission Committee is once again issuing a challenge to our congregation to collect one TON of grocery items to help keep the shelves of our F-M Food Pantry replenished!

This year will mark our 22nd annual food drive in connection with observance of Thanksgiving! The drive will once again be held in conjunction with our Thanksgiving worship service that’s to be held at 7:00pm on November 21st.

As in the past, those who participate in our food drive will be given a grocery bag during worship services with a list of food items needed by the Pantry stapled on the outside of the bag. More information about the food drive will be provided in the worship service announcements on Sunday mornings prior to Thanksgiving.

Learn About Luther!

Learn about Martin Luther and the Reformation during our adult forum series. Join us at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary.

  • October 1: Martin Luther and The 95 Theses: The First Door on the Road to Reformation (Dr. Roy Hammerling)
  • October 8: Martin Luther, ‘Here I Stand’ and The Risk of Following Conscience (Dr. Roy Hammerling)
  • October 15 and 22: 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Rev. Dr. Erick Thompson)