Announcements

Updates from the Annual Meeting

Yesterday, St. John’s UCC held its annual congregational meeting. Thank you to those who have served on our Consistory:  Mark Polzin, Woody Prehn, Sarah Schneewind, Karen Otto and Duane Schneewind.

Elected new to the Consistory for 2019:  DuWayne Schmitz, Nell Akre, Penny Rolf, and Michelle Bachmann.  Karen and Sarah will continue to serve on the Consistory in 2019.

Installation for the new Consistory members is Sunday, January 27th.  The first Consistory meeting of 2019 is schedule for January 29th.

Full meeting minutes were recorded and will be compiled at a later time.

Announcements – December 9, 2018

CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT – If your children would like to be involved in this year’s Pageant, please see Pastor Cathy for a registration sheet that has all the details.  There are speaking and non-speaking, costume and non-costume parts for all ages.

BOOK CLUB – is reading “Tree Spirited Woman” for the month of December.  Book Club usually meets on the last Thursday of the month, 630 – 8:00pm.

PAJAMA STORY TIME – is a growing ministry of our church.  We could always use more volunteers to cook dinner, assist with crafts and games, or do a general clean-up!  Let Pastor Cathy know if you could help.

SOCK AND MITTEN TREE – We will be collecting new, gently used, or handmade items all month long for our sock and mitten tree.  Socks, mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves are all welcome in both adult and children’s sizes.

CENTRAL SCHOOL’S CHRISTMAS GIFT GIVING – as part of our OCWM, we will be participating in Central school’s gift giving for needy families.  Central supports 13 families with gifts for Christmas.  If you would like to take a name tag and shop for a Central Elementary child, please do so.  Gifts need to be brought to the school or the church by Wednesday, December 12th, so shop quickly!

BIG THANK YOU’S – to everyone who has helped with extra Christmas decorations this year:

  • Shirley Schmitz and the Women’s Guild – for the new nativity scene that as hand painted and fired.
  • Bonnie Schmitz and our Quilters – who made the beautiful new banner hanging in the narthex
  • Steve and Bonnie Schmitz – who donated the new lighted creche that sits outside and spreads the holiday light to others (handmade by the Schmitz’s friend)

 

Announcements – November 26, 2017

Announcements from the Church

  • BONGARDS BOOK CLUB – is reading “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere for the month of November.  The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month at 630pm.
  • WOMEN’S GUILD – will host a bus to see Andy and Bing’s Christmas in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 5th.  Details and sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, ask Penny Rolf.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME – Friday, December 1st.  Our youngest members (ages birth to  5) are invited to the church for story time and snacks from 5 to 8pm.  For details, talk to Pastor Cathy.
  • SOCK & MITTEN TREE – For Advent, we will be decorating a Christmas tree with socks, mittens, scarves, and hats.  These can be new or gently used, adult or child-sized, or even hand-made.  These will be distributed to the homeless and needy in Minneapolis.
  • ADVENT WORSHIP LEADERS – If you would like to participate in our Advent worship by lighting the Advent wreath or reading scriptures, speak with Pastor Cathy.
  • PLEASE!  Check the bulletin board for community announcements, as there is lots going on around town that might be of interest to you.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Consistory – Wednesday, December 6th at 4pm

Announcements – November 5, 2017

Announcements from the Church

  • PIE SOCIAL – to celebrate the Thanksgiving Seasons will be held on Sunday, November 19th following the morning service.
  • ORDER YOUR POINSETTIA TODAY – For the Christmas season we will be ordering poinsettias to decorate our sanctuary.  They can be ordered in red, white, or pink.  $13 for a 6″ pot and $20 for a 7.5″ pot.  The order form is on the bulletin board.  For more information, talk to Bonnie Schmitz.  Deadline to order is November 26th.
  • BONGARDS BOOK CLUB – is reading “Without Rival” by Lisa Bevere for the month of November.  The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month at 630pm.
  • WOMEN’S GUILD – will host a bus to see Andy and Bing’s Christmas in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 5th.  Details and sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, ask Penny Rolf.  We only have 27 tickets, so sign up soon.
  • PAJAMA STORY TIME – Friday, December 1st.  Our youngest members (ages birth to  5) are invited to the church for story time and snacks from 5 to 8pm.  For details, talk to Pastor Cathy.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL – if you would like to volunteer to teach Sunday School, we are still looking for more volunteers.  See Pastor Cathy if you are interested.  You can teach just once a month.
  • PLEASE!  Check the bulletin board for community announcements, as there is lots going on around town that might be of interest to you.

Upcoming Meetings

  • November 12th – Faith and Fellowship, following church
  • November 13th – Women’s Guild at 6pm

Announcements – October 1, 2017

Announcements from the Church

  • WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – is today, when we celebrate with Christians all over the world.  This tradition began in 1933, and is a way for Christians around the globe to celebrate unity and ecumenism.
  • SHOE AWAY HUNGER – During the month of September, we will be collecting shoes to support the Shoe Away Hunger program.  We will take all shoes, including flip flops and slippers, no matter how worn, and delivery them to the Women’s Auxiliary.
  • SCARECROW CONTEST – SJUCC will be participating in the Waconia Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow contest.  If you can help decorate the scarecrow, or could donate supplies to be used, please let Michelle Bachmann know.
  • BONGARDS BOOK CLUB – is reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo for the month of October.  The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month at 630pm.
  • WOMEN’S GUILD – will host a bus to see Andy and Bing’s Christmas in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 5th.  Details and sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, ask Penny Rolf.  We only have 27 tickets, so sign up soon.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL – if you would like to volunteer to teach Sunday School, we are still looking for more volunteers.  See Pastor Cathy if you are interested.  You can teach just once a month.
  • PLEASE!  Check the bulletin board for community announcements, as there is lots going on around town that might be of interest to you.

Upcoming Meetings

  • October 4th – Consistory Board at 4pm
  • October 8th – Faith and Fellowship, following church
  • October 9th – Women’s Guild at 6pm

Announcements – September 27, 2017

Announcements from the Church

  • SHOE AWAY HUNGER – During the month of September, we will be collecting shoes to support the Shoe Away Hunger program.  We will take all shoes, including flip flops and slippers, no matter how worn, and delivery them to the Women’s Auxiliary.
  • SCARECROW CONTEST – SJUCC will be participating in the Waconia Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow contest.  If you can help decorate the scarecrow, or could donate supplies to be used, please let Michelle Bachmann know.
  • PORK CHOP DINNER – a very big “Thank You” to all who volunteered to serve at the Pork Chop dinner, which as a big success!  We served 292 meals, and everyone had a wonderful time of fellowship as well.  What a great day it was!
  • BONGARDS BOOK CLUB – is reading “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamante for the month of September.  The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month (9/28 at 630pm)
  • WOMEN’S GUILD – will host a bus to see Andy and Bing’s Christmas in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 5th.  Details and sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, ask Penny Rolf.  We only have 27 tickets, so sign up soon.
  • A BIG THANK YOU  – To Woody Prehn and Larry Bachmann for all the hard work getting the columbarium installed this week; it looks great.  Eternity looks beautiful here at SJUCC.
  • PLEASE!  Check the bulletin board for community announcements, as there is lots going on around town that might be of interest to you.

Announcements – September 17, 2017

Announcements from the Church

  • SHOE AWAY HUNGER – During the month of September, we will be collecting shoes to support the Shoe Away Hunger program.  We will take all shoes, including flip flops and slippers, no matter how worn, and delivery them to the Women’s Auxiliary.
  • CONGRESSIONAL MEETING – will be held on September 24th
  • SCARECROW CONTEST – SJUCC will be participating in the Waconia Chamber of Commerce Scarecrow contest.  If you can help decorate the scarecrow, or could donate supplies to be used, please let Michelle Bachmann know.
  • RALLY DAY – and Third Grade Bible Celebration will be on September 24th during worship.
  • BONGARDS BOOK CLUB – is reading “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamante for the month of September.  The Book Club will meet on the last Thursday of the month (9/28 at 630pm)
  • WOMEN’S GUILD – will host a bus to see Andy and Bing’s Christmas in St. Cloud on Tuesday, December 5th.  Details and sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.  For more information, ask Penny Rolf.  We only have 28 tickets, so sign up soon.
  • PLEASE!  Check the bulletin board for community announcements, as there is lots going on around town that might be of interest to you.