Women's Retreat: Fri. & Sat., Feb. 10 & 11; Bon Secours Conference & Retreat Center
Contact: Sharon Weston-Dawkes, WomensRetreat@stjohnsec.org
This year's theme is "Paths to Spiritual Wellness." The retreat will offer sessions on using art and self-healing techniques through movement to bring about spiritual wellness. There will also be a presentation on positivity, the opportunity to learn about pastoral opportunities at St. John's, and additional time for fellowship. Saturday ends with Eucharist. The cost is $200 for overnight; $100 for Friday & Saturday commuters; $75 for Saturday only; and $50 for virtual attendance.
St. John's Progressive Dinner: Sat., Feb. 11
5:30 p.m., Cocktails; 7:00 p.m. Dinner; and 9:00 p.m. Dessert (various locations)
Contact: Karen Good, Events@stjohnsec.org
It’s back at last! This is one incredible night of friends, food, and fellowship! Up first, a Cocktails & Appetizer Party of 25-30 parishioners, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 4-5 different locations. The next stop is a more intimate Dinner Party of 8-10 people at 15+ parishioner homes. Dinner Parties run
7:00-8:45 p.m. Dessert will be held at St. John’s in the Auditorium from 9:00-10:00 p.m. More details are online (https://bit.ly/SJProgressiveDinner23). You must RSVP and sign up for an assignment (i.e., appetizer, dessert, dinner host, etc.).
Mental Health First Aid in Training: Sat., Feb. 18; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Auditorium
Contact: Susan Fedors
The Mental Health Ministry is hosting an Adult Mental Health First Aid Training program facilitated by instructors from Howard County General Hospital. Participants will learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and gain skills to reach out with initial help to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem. **All participants will be required to complete 2 hours of online
pre-course work at least 3 days prior to the training in order to participate in the live training. After registering, participants will receive an electronic copy of the manual and a CONNECT account to access the resources by email from the facilitator.
Family Bingo Night: Fri., March 10; 6:30-9:30 p.m., All Saints Hall
More details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, this is how you can help:
Bingo Prize Donations Needed
Request #1: If you have any Christmas present duplicates or ones that you would like to regift, please donate them in the bin on the lower commons of the CME near the fireplace.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
March 18 — Rabb Lecture: “How to Eat Until You are Full: Idolatry and How to Avoid It.”
May 27-29— Shrine Mont Parish Retreat
June 11-17— Rummage Sale: Save all of those household items, clothing, kids' toys and clothes, etc. as you do your winter cleanouts!