"No Matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here!"
Protect the environment. Care for the poor.
Forgive often. Reject racism.
Fight for the powerless
Share earthly and spiritual resources.
Embrace diversity. Love God. Enjoy this Life.
The theme for St. John’s UCC, Fullerton for 2019 is “Be The Church.” We will be explaining more during the upcoming months but the idea is that each of us must Be The Church. This occurs when we are together but we also go into the world where we must Be The Church. How will you Be The Church this year? How will God make a difference through the willingness of each member at St. John’s. Start visioning on how each of us can embrace this Be the Church movement.
Ash & Dash: March 6th
7:30AM -8:30AM AND 4:00-6:00PM
Ash Wednesday we will again offer Ash & Dash. It was very well received last year and we had a lot of people participate. Pastors Becky and Michelle will be in the parking lot ready to pray with people and offer them ashes. The ashes on a forehead is the marking of a Christian who is beginning the season of Lent. Some people are not able to attend an Ash Wednesday service and so we are hoping they will be able to take advantage of this opportunity.
Ash Wednesday Worship
March 6th 7:00 P.M.
Our traditional Ash Wednesday service will be held on March 6th. It will feature prayers, ashes and Holy Communion. A message will be shared and our choir will bless us with their great music. This is an awesome way to begin Lent.
Wednesdays “Soup & Bread” Lenten Services: Interactive Etc.
“Be The Saint” – 6:30PM
This year for the 2019 Lenten Season we are offering a
Soup & Bread Supper with some interactive worship time.
We will be looking at some individuals who might claim the
title of saint for their lives/ministries. Some of the individuals
are from the past and some are alive and ministering today.
These nights will be times of learning, sharing, and great soups!
Please join us!!Dates are: March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10
We Need: Soups, Breads, Etc.
Would you like to share a soup or bread or dessert for our Lenten services? There is a sign up sheet in the back of the sanctuary. Beverages will be provided each week. You could also call the church office if you would like to help.
March: “Be The Church: Reject Racism”
White Privilege: What Is It All About?
3-10 @ 9:30AM
Rev. Rebecca “Becca” Stephens is leading a discussion on White Privilege during the 9:30 a.m. Faith Formation time. Becca will be sharing some information and helping us to understand what “privilege’ is all about. There is some eye-opening information. Please join us in this important discussion. There will be time for questions.
March 24th “End Of Life Decision Making”
(Please Note Date Change)
We will start with a (mostly) healthy lunch prepared by the Healthcare committee members and friends. After the lunch there will be a presentation on “End of Life Decision Making” We are looking to balance spiritual with secular/legal decisions that need to be at the end of a life. This important discussion will touch on many issues that we all need to be aware of for ourselves, our families and friends. We will have the opportunity to talk openly, ask questions, and know we are in a comfortable setting.
12:00 Lunch 12:30 Presentation
Panel includes: Rev. Lynne Mikulak, M.Div., MSW ~ Lynne is St. Luke’s Hospital Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education. She will be speaking on end of life in a hospital setting. Lynn will share information that we all need to be thinking about for the future. She will be helping us to understand the program entitled, 5 Wishes Advance Directive.
Mr. Jay Gilbert, Licensed Funeral Director, Lehigh County Coroner’s Office; Jay is well known and loved in the Whitehall area. He has worked/ministered with families through the most difficult of times. Jay will share information about today’s funeral practices and options. He will have information for us to consider for ourselves and loved ones.
Rev. Dr. Becky J. Beckwith, M.Div., D.Min. Becky is our Sr. Pastor who will be speaking about the end of life from a spiritual perspective. Becky will also be moderating the discussion.
Please sign up in the back of the sanctuary or by calling the church office. Bring your friends!
It’s TEA TIME!
Save the date…. Saturday, May 4th
The “FunRaising” committee will be sponsoring an Afternoon Tea in Fox Hall on Saturday, May 4th. Mark this date on your calendar now and start getting the names of your parties together as this event will be assigned seating. Tickets will be on sale starting mid-March and will be limited to 100 people. Tickets will not be available on the day of the event. Further details such as theming, menu, pricing and time will be announced prior to the ticket sales. Read your bulletin, newsletter, and watch the announcements on the screen for additional information.