While Thanksgiving in the U.S. is well over a month away, we want everyone to mark their calendars for a special pre-Thanksgiving event on Saturday evening November 12, our Harvest Dinner. This night is the celebration of our fall stewardship campaign.
Our theme this year is "A Community of Love," based on a line from a hymn text we are using throughout the coming weeks. We at St. John's are a diverse community of people from many backgrounds and yet, through the Eucharist we share together and in our common life as disciples of Jesus we are being formed into a community of love so that we can do Christ's work in the world.
During this stewardship season, you will receive a call from someone in the congregation. The purpose of that call is to get a time to meet together and share what you are thankful for at St. John's, as well as your hopes for the future. After that meeting, we will send you a pledge card so that in a very real way you can participate in sharing the resources you have been given with your church community. Then on November 12, we can all celebrate our thanksgiving for the blessings we have received.
We hope every member of our community attends the Harvest Dinner. It is one of the opportunities we have throughout the year for all the members of our community to gather. Please RSVP to the E-vite sent this week, or see the invitation below to RSVP to the office. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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