Weekly Announcements, April 30, 2021

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April 30, 2021

Bible Study on Isaiah: We are currently working on the beginning section of Isaiah. We are still meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays at 3pm and may be moving to a “hybrid” of both in person and via Zoom. Use this link. Questions? Contact gro.notpmahsnhojts@rotcertnatsissa or 757-722-2567. Drop-ins are always welcomed!

Faith-Walk Hampton: Faith-Hampton is a group of pastors from Hampton who meet weekly to discuss issues of race and reconciliation. St. John’s is a participating member. Over the past year they have sponsored many educational opportunities, open discussions and times of prayer. On May 11 at 6pm, they will host an online session called “Historical Perspectives on Economic Disparities.” Racial Segregation in most major areas is worse today than it was during reconstruction. Join their panel to learn from different research on this topic as well as community leaders. It will be on the Faith-Walk Hampton Facebook page. Panelists include: Mark Herring (Virginia Attorney General), Professor John Finn (Christopher Newport University), Sarah Black, Esq. (Deputy Director Eastern Virginia Legal Aid) and Will Moffett (Community Activist and Former Hampton City Councilman). Kara Dixon, WAVY TV10 Reporter, will be the moderator. Background material for this historical conversation in the form of research material by Professor John Finn and his team can be found here.

Spring/Summer 2021 Worship Preferences Survey: We are currently working on a plan for worshipping this spring and summer. We are going to offer both in-person and virtual worship, but want your feedback on what type of services you would prefer. If you have not done so already, please fill out this survey by Friday, May 14. Thank you!

Chanco on the James: Summer Jobs and Info about Summer Camp! Chanco on the James Camp and Retreat Center is HIRING SUMMER CAMP STAFF: Positions include counselor, sailing instructor, ropes course staff, and photographer. Benefits include housing, meals, training and compensation. Email gro.ocnahc@smargorp for an application or more information. LEARN MORE ABOUT ATTENDING SUMMER CAMP: Informational Zoom on May 22 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Zoom Yoga continues: Join Samantha for a weekly Zoom yoga class on Sundays at 4pm. This class will be mixed level. If you have not been very active or have never done yoga, please talk to Samantha first. It will be a Vinyasa (flow) class which means there will be times when your heartrate will be elevated. If you are not sure, you can still come and check it out. Register in advance for this meeting using this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Easter Book Study: Our White Too Long study began on April 12 at 11am. For the third session, please read the third chapter. We will be meeting via Zoom on Mondays at 11am. Use this link. Meeting ID: 860 4596 0062 / Passcode: 1610

Monday Night Book Club: We started the novel “Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Orange Prize is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year. Trust me, I didn’t know that either. But if are like me, and enjoy reading about Greek mythology of Gods and Immortals and how they constantly mess with us mere mortals, this is a book you’ll find interesting. This week we will read the second 11 chapters.  If you would like to virtually join us this Monday at 5:30, let Linda McMahon know at moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil.

St. Anne’s Guild update: Our next virtual meeting is Tuesday, 4 May at 10:30. We will get to welcome our newest member — Leslie Stay. Also we will hear from Matthew Stearn, the Executive Director of Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings and Provisions (H.E.L.P.). We are still planning on signing up for the 5 June “Clean the Bay Day” with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, just as soon a registration opens on 30 April. If you are not a member, but would like to receive the link for the May meeting, let Linda McMahon know at moc.liamg@nwodhsalps.adnil.

We have two services every Sunday: one at 9:15 am and another at 10:45 am. You are NOT required to pre-register. Masks are required ONLY for people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The earlier service will be live-streamed to our YouTube page here.