Christmas at St. John's

The Christmas holiday is upon us and St. John's has a number of special events planned from parties for children to a visit from St. Nicholas, to special Christmas services. Click on the photo to learn more about our activities.

International Feast of Thanks for Giving

St. John's families brought their international dishes and their performing talent to an evening of good food, fellowship, music and more.

MESH Shoe Drive

Join MESH's annual partnership with Shoebox Recycling to help raise funds to provide overnight respite for the homeless during the cold weather season.

Let's Reclaim Our Christmas Traditions!

Ironically the symbols now used to commercialize Christmas have their origins in Christianity.  

Santa's Surprise Visit

There's a knock at the church door. Could it be St. Niclolas coming to bring gifts to the children gathered at the altar? Watch the video to see!

Welcome Our New Music Director!

Jessica Goodson has accepted the position of Organist/Choir Director at St. John's Church. We will officially welcome Jessica into her new role in the parish on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at our 10 am Advent III service.

Welcome to St. John's!

Christmas Services at St. John's

St. John's will host three beautiful Christmas services this year. We invite everyone to come and worship with us!

Christmas Eve Family Service: 4 pm.

Join us at 4 pm for a children's pageant, festive music, communion and a special sermon for children by the Rev. Candace Sandfort. Come see our church decorated in greens.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 9 pm

A beautiful service with carols and communion. The church decorated in greens and lighted candles. Silent Night is sung at the end of the service with the lights dimmed and and each participant given a small candle to light and hold. The service begins at 9 pm.

Christmas Day Service: 10 am

A traditional Christmas service with carols and communion, beginning at 10 am. (Children may bring their favorite gift to be blessed.)




St. John’s is an inclusive, progressive, authentic, and joyful community. We dare to see the world as it is, and strive to change it into the world that God would have it be.

We are glad you are visiting our web home, and invite you join us for worship and fellowship.

We are an Episcopal congregation located in beautiful Montclair, N.J. just blocks from the Walnut Street train station and shopping district. We offer two services each Sunday during the school year, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (one service at 9:30 a.m. during the summer).  Children gather for Church School prior to the main service, then join their families for Holy Communion.




Upcoming Events

Friday, December 26:
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