The wall-raising for two new Habitat for Humanity houses in Chico has been reset for Saturday, September 30th, at 10:00 a.m. This means St. John’s “2nd Saturday” outreach lunches will restartOctober 14th. Sign-up response to provide lunches for the Habitat work crews has been good but there is still a need for help. This is an easy cost-free way to provide a Read More
Registration for our Nov. 17-19 retreat are going well, and we have secured 20 rooms at the Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn, Calif. If you would still like to register, please do so soon so we can ask the Sisters to set aside additional rooms for our event. They have 40 total rooms available. For more information Read More
We will be preparing a new directory in the next few months. We would like to include children’s names in the directory. Please send children’s names and any changes to current contact information to the church office at email@example.com. Thank you so much.
How would you like to hear over 3,000 organ pipes played in one evening? Our organist Dr. David Rothe will be playing with Sacramento organist Dr. Ryan Enright in a Concert of Music for Two Organs thisFriday, September 8th, at 7:30 p.m. at Harlen Adams Theatre at CSU, Chico. They will be playing a wonderful collection of Read More
Please mark your calendars for this month’s Senior Lunch onTuesday, September 19th. Our speaker will be Fran Kenkel from the Chico Food Project. The menu will include BBQ chicken legs and breasts, potato salad, three bean salad, garlic bread, and peach crisp with ice cream for dessert. Reservations are $11 and must be prepaid by Sunday, September 17th. Gretchen Read More
ECW will hold its first board meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at10:30 a.m. in rooms B2/B3. All women of the congregation are welcome to attend all meetings.
Formation in Faith at St. John’s Know the Story of God, Commit to the Story of God, Participate in the Story of God September 5, 2017 “Christians are made, not born” -Tertullian, d. 240 On behalf of the clergy at St. John the Evangelist Parish, I would like to invite you and your household into a venture in Read More
Before I delve more into my journey towards becoming an oblate of the Camaldolese Benedictine community in Big Sur, a brief history lesson about the Benedictines and, more specifically, the Camaldolese is in order. We’ll begin with then Benedictine monastic movement, which began amid the detritus of the fall of the Roman Empire in Italy. Read More
The August Vestry meeting focused primarily on several issues regarding our grounds and buildings. Big item was the loss of several of our redwoods due to an airborne pathogen that has attacked them. Jr. Warden, JT Thompson, will prepare a full report about their loss, removal, and replacement for the congregation soon. The Vestry has Read More
On Sunday I made a brief statement as your priest and pastor at both services Sunday in light of the events that unfolded this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. I reiterate them as I know that there were those who did not hear them, and that the continuing discourse in our nation shows that it is not inappropriate Read More