We offer the newcomer opportunities to connect with other newcomers and longer-term members through our coffee hour on a regular Sunday in the Parish Hall after the 10 am service.
We also have more intentional newcomer welcome events from time to time. Participants introduce themselves and share questions, observations and hopes about St. John's. They receive packets of information and invitation to participate in any of the organizations or activities we have. Space is also given to those who want simply to be quietly part of the worship on Sunday. These gatherings also are scheduled and announced in advance.
The Tuesday Group knits and crochets hats and scarfs for the Seaman's Church Institute. Knitting groups around the country connect with SCI in weekly knitting meetings at churches and at knitting-sponsored events. Read more
A beautiful service with carols and communion. The church is decorated with greens and lighted candles. Silent Night is sung at the end of the service with the lights dimmed and each participant given a small candle to light and hold. The service begins at 9 pm.