Upcoming Events

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Parish Picnic and Back to School!
August 19
Celebrate the end of summer with St. John’s next Sunday. Come casual to church in the morning and then head over to Fishburn Park after the service for our annual potluck picnic.  Here’s the rundown:
10 a.m.
Blessing of the Backpacks (kids will receive their own backpack tag with a prayer on the back)
Introduction of Christine Mortlock, our new minister to children and families
We’ll take donations of school supplies for the kids served by the Community Youth Program and Congregations in Action (go to our Facebook page or our blog, We Gather, for more information)
Annual parish picnic at Fishburn Park - food, fellowship and fun! Bring a dessert or side dish (St. John’s provides fried chicken and cold drinks)

Canterbury Book and Author Evening
Beth Macy: Dopesick
August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall

Scripture, Science, Christianity and Islam
In August, we wrap up our summer classes, exploring each Sunday’s sermon scripture. In September we launch the new semester with two exciting series:
Faith and Science: Roanoke College professor Dr. James Peterson teaches on September 9, 16 and 23.
Jesus Fatwah: Dr. Saleem Ahmed, professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, teaches this five-Sunday series on our Muslim Neighbors beginning September 30. 
Journey Groups Return: Spend time learning and exploring theology and faith in small groups as our Journey Groups return! Meetings (mostly on Sunday evenings) will preview on September 16 and start up September 23-November 18 (with a break for Fall Festival on October 28). Topics will include two book groups, writing, meditation and music, knitting, Bible study and faith and fun for families. 

Celebration Sunday
September 9
Mark your calendars! Fellowship on the Fourth hosts our annual Celebration Sunday, with a pig roast, games and fellowship in the garden following the Gathering.

Fine Wines Events
Contact Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org
An Evening in Paris: September 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
$20 tickets include food, beverages and live music by Star City Swag
Everyone is welcome! RSVP to Bill Cleveland, billcornog@gmail.com

 St. John’s Book Club
6:30 p.m. in the conference room.
Contact Mary Mackin at mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org for more information.
September 6: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
October 4: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
November 1: The Midnight Watch by David Dyer
December 6: Don’t you Ever by Mary Carter Bishop
Yoga at St. John’s 
Mondays 10-11 a.m.  Wednesdays 6-7 p.m. 
(Fees are $70 for a 10-class punch card, $8 for drop-in. 
Child care is available on Wednesday evenings. 

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