Care & Support


The Pastoral Care Commission encourages all St. John’s members to care for one another as a “pastoring community”and represents groups engaged in active caring ministries for our parishioners.

  • Bereavement Support

  • Health Support Network

  • Special Worship Services

  • Flower Ministry

  • Eucharistic Visitors

  • Mental Health Ministry

  • Fitness & Yoga

  • Meals Ministry

  • The Prayer Chain

  • The Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • Stephen Ministry Crisis Support

  • Sunshine Ministry

  • Neighbor Ride

  • Support to Seniors


Chairperson: Elisabeth Beekman

Staff Contact/Pastoral Care Administrator: Denise Schiavone

 

Education and Spiritual Growth for Adults


The Adult Faith Formation Commission presents educational opportunities for adults to continue on their faith journeys together and individually.

  • Bible Studies

  • Episcopal Church Studies

  • Sunday Adult Education

  • The Library and Bookstore

  • Special Adult Education Programs

  • Education for Ministry (EfM)

  • Being Episcopalian

  • Adult Confirmation and Baptism

  • The Lenten Meditation On-Line & Wednesday Classes


Group Chair: Lowell Wilson
Vestry Liaison: Nancy McAllister

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Anna Noon, Associate Rector

 

Education and Spiritual Growth for Children


The Children’s Formation Commission offers educational opportunities for infants through Grade 5.

  • Godly Play

  • Mothers’ Ministry

  • Christmas & Easter Events

  • Communion Classes

  • Sunday School

  • Music for Children

  • Vacation Bible School

  • The Nursery


Commission Chair: Colleen Citrano
Vestry Liaison: Lucia Martin

The Nursery Director: Denise Vesuvio

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Jenni Ovenstone Smith,Senior Associate Rector

 

 

Education and Spiritual Growth for Youth


The Youth Ministries Commission oversees the Journey to Adulthood program for grades 6-12 and the College Connections program.

  • Journey to Adulthood Program

  • Breakfast Club

  • Rite-13

  • J2A with youth confirmation and pilgrimage

  • YAC: Young Adults in Church

  • SHY: Senior High Youth

  • DOVE: Discovering Our Vocations Every day

  • College Connections

  • Discovery Weekend

Chair: Kathy Rockefeller
Vestry Liaison: Bruno Reich

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Jenni Ovenstone Smith, Associate Rector

 

Fellowship and Parish Life


The Parish Life Commission builds a strong and caring internal community by developing bonds of Christian friendship within the parish.

  • Fellowship Through Food

  • The Living Crèche

  • Book Group

  • Quilters and Knitters

  • Fellowship for +55

  • Receptions Committee
  • Episcopal Young Families (EYF)
  • Parish Retreats


Vestry Liaison: Clare Brooks

 

Ministry to Newcomers


The New Member & Hospitality Commission welcomes and incorporates newcomers.

  • Sunday Greeters
  • Welcome Center
  • New Member Forums
  • Coffee & Doughnut Ministry

Vestry Liaison and Coordinator: George Maestri

Staff Contact: Denise Mogavero


 

 

 

Outreach


The Mission & Outreach Commission challenges St. John’s to reach beyond its walls to foster caring and compassion for others.

  • Casserole Ministry

  • Rummage Sale

  • Habitat & Dreambuilders

  • The Route 1 Homeless Project

  • Millennium Development Goals

  • Mission Trips

  • Camp Amazing Grace

  • Episcopal Community Services

  • The St. James’ Center

  • The Jamaica Medical Mission

  • Kenya Connect


Chair: Melinda Becker
Vestry Liaison: Rick Conover

 

Sustaining Our Church 


The Stewardship Commission seeks to sustain our ministries, our beautiful campus, and our planet through the wise use of parishioners’ time, talent, and treasure.

  • What is stewardship?

  • Annual Pledge Campaign

  • Pledge Online

  • Easy Ways to Pay your Pledge: Electronic Funds Transfer, Automatic Bill Pay, Credit Card (St. John's Access ACS), Checks, Cash - Monthly/Weekly or One Time Gifts

  • Buildings & Grounds

  • Budget and Finance

  • Environmental Stewardship: Stewardship of Creation

  • The Technology Committee

  • Planned Giving & Endowment/The Dorsey Society

Stewardship CoordinatorKendle Priestley

Vestry Liaison: Brad Lieberman

 

Worship & Music


The Worship Commission collaborates with the clergy and Music Director in planning, organizing, and evaluating the corporate, mid-week, and Sunday services.

  • About Our Services

  • Servers in Worship

  • Music and Choirs

  • Altar Guilds

  • Bread Bakers

  • Eucharistic Ministers

  • Baptism, Confirmation, Weddings


Worship Chair: Lowell Wilson
Director of Music: Nancy Stavely
Music Chair: Bob Miller
Vestry Liaison: Nancy McAllister

Clergy Contact: The Rev. Anna C. Noon

 

See "Opportunities for Ministry" for additional information on ways to get involved and whom to contact.