This Week on the Mountain
Sunday, December 2nd
The First Sunday of Advent
St. John on the Mountain

2013 Stewardship


Please remember to return your 2013 Pledge Card to the Parish Office by Monday, December 10th.  As of Thursday, November 29th, we have 73 pledges totaling $232,747 for the 2013 EMC campaign, which includes a few new members. But we still have a ways to go to surpass last year (115 pledges for $355,622) and achieve this year's goal of $370,000 in pledges. 


Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or click here to download or email the office to have one sent to you.


Don't forget that you can donate your Stocks to SJOTM. The tax advantages of giving stock, instead of cash, to church can make doing so very worthwhile.  To learn more, please contact Lisa Keenan in the office at 908-766-2282 ext 13 or by email at  We would be happy to accept stock donations for 2013 as form of  pledge payment.

Advent Wreath Making this Sunday, December 2nd

All are welcome to make a wreath on Sunday, December 2nd in Parish Hall.  All materials will be supplied.  A $5 donation to help off-set the cost of supplies is greatly appreciated.  Children will make their wreaths at 10:00 (in lieu of Sunday School).  Adults are welcome to make theirs immediately following the 10:00am service.

St. John on the Mountain Market Day, this Sunday, December 2nd 

Come to the second St. John on the Mountain Market Day on Sunday, December 2nd during the 11:15 am Coffee Hour.  We will be highlighting crafts from artisans in our Companion Diocese of Ecuador and also the work or our own talented parishioners.  Proceeds will benefit St. John on the Mountain programs.  If you are able to assist with the market, please contact Hilary Dorer, who would welcome your participation.

Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Help save a struggling family's Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-FamilyA sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall.  Please call Sue Kennedy at 908-234-0267 with any questions.  If you have a particular family you have been supporting in the past, please let Sue know so that she can inform the Food Bank.

Advent Arts & Crafts

You won't want to miss Coffee Hour on December 9th and 16th!  Please join us for some creative seasonal arts and crafts in Parish Hall at 11:15 am.


December Ladies' Luncheon Special Day & Time on Tuesday, Dec 11th at 11 am

The Ladies' Luncheon will take place at a unique restaurant called TradeWins located at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School, 12 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 11th.  This holiday buffet for $12 per person, is run by two professional chefs who provide culinary arts students an authentic taste of restaurant management.  The students learn how to design a menu, order food, prepare the meal, serve, clean tables, and prepare the bill.  Through this program, students are given real life scenarios and interactions which will help prepare them to graduate and enter the workforce.  For reservations, please contact Erna Haueis 908-781-6993 or


Christmas Flowers & Special Music

If you would like to dedicate Christmas Flowers & Special Music, please send your dedications to the Parish Office.  In order that we might publish all names in the Christmas bulletins, we ask that you send in your forms by Monday,  December 17th.  Click here to download form.


Greening of the Church for Christmas 

Please join the Altar Guild, on Sunday, December 23rd after the 10 am pageant as they prepare the church for Christmas.  Help decorate trees, hang wreaths, and stay for refreshments.  Altar Guild members should plan to gather on Saturday, December 22 at 9:30 am to prepare the decorations for staging on Sunday.

Art Show Preview Party Photos

Click here to view photos from the October Art Show Preview Party.
This Week at a Glance



December 2, The First Sunday of Advent  

    8:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    8:30 am       Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

    9:00 am      Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

  10:00 am      Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                         Advent Wreath Making - Children, Parish Hall

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                         SJOTM Market, Parish Hall

                         Advent Wreath Making - Adults, Parish Hall

December 4, Tuesday

    6:00 pm      Mission Outreach Meeting, Meeting Room

    6:30 pm      Handbell Choir Rehearsal, Church

    7:30 pm      Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

December 5, Wednesday

    8:15 am      Men's Bible Study, Meeting Room

    9:30 am      Mountain Morning Prayer, Chapel

  10:00 am      Staff Meeting, Meeting Room

    5:15 pm      Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

December 6, Thursday

  10:30 am      Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room 

  12:15 pm      Men's Luncheon, Morristown Club

December 9, The Second Sunday of Advent  

    8:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am     Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

    9:15 am      Grades 6/7/8 Sacred Stories, Parish House

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church

  10:00 am     Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am      Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Advent Wreath Arts & Crafts, Parish Hall

St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
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Advent Wreath Making
Market Day
Advent Arts & Crafts
December Ladies' Luncheon
Christmas Flowers & Music
Greening of the Church
Art Show Preview Party Photos
This Week's Calendar
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