St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Coat Drive for Grace Soup Kitchen   
Bring donations to church by Tuesday, November 25th

We are coordinating with the Youth Group, from Grace Church, who will be putting out coats and additional warm clothing for the Soup Kitchen patrons on November 28th (the day SJOTM volunteers). If you have any spare coats or warm winter clothing, such as gloves or scarves, please consider donating them.  

Directory Photos to be Taken   

Sign-up to meet with Patty Vollmar or Michael Mitchell before or after the 10:00 am service to have your photo taken for our new photo directory every Sunday through December 21st.

Town Hall, hosted by the Wardens and Vestry  

Sunday, November 30th

Join us on November 30th after the 10:00 a.m. service in the church for an open question and answer session. This is an opportunity to engage in open dialogue with the community. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please contact the office 908-766-2282 or Heather Leef.

Advent Wreath Making for ALL

Sunday, November 30th

Please join us on Sunday, November 30th as we make Advent Wreaths (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.
November Food Bank Staffing    


St. John parishioners will staff the Food Bank Pantry each Saturday in November from 9:45 am to noon. Located at the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  All are invited, including older children, to help interview clients, bag and distribute food.  Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board near the Parish Hall kitchen.  For more information contact Sally Hespe.

Food For Fenn   

The Outreach Commission has designated November 2014 "Food for Fenn" month in honor of its beloved leader, Fenn Putman, who died this summer. Fenn was an inspiration to us all. We remember his outstanding dedication to the hungry at the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Grace's Soup Kitchen at Grace Church, Plainfield.  We ask all parishioners to step to up their efforts this month and bring donations of food or money to provide for the hungry guests who arrive at the Food Bank in Somerville every Saturday morning. We have even provided commemorative shopping bags to encourage your donation efforts.


Thanksgiving & Christmas Adopt-a-Family

Help save a struggling family's Thanksgiving and Christmas by providing an uncooked meal.  It's easy!  Just buy the makings for a meal, and deliver it uncooked to your Adopt-a-Family.  A sign-up sheet is posted 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.

2015 Stewardship    

By now you should have received your Stewardship letter for 2015.  If you haven't already done so, please return your 2015 Pledge Card ASAP, as the Vestry needs them to make their budget decisions for the upcoming year.  Extra pledge cards can be found in the narthex or call the office 908-766-2282 to have one sent to you.

Church Buddies

The Sunday School is still looking for 7th graders and up to become a buddy with a child in the Pre-K/K class.  Once a month the older children will "shadow" their buddies and attend chapel time and Sunday School with them, sit in church with them, and hang out with them after church during coffee hour. It will be a great experience for the older kids and a special treat for our younger buddies. We hope to get the program started as soon as possible. If your child is able to help us in this important ministry by "shadowing" a buddy, please email Devon McKeon or Lynn Mitchell and your child will be matched up with someone. This is a great way to earn community service hours, and we are hoping that this will make a positive difference in our church's youth community.

Nominating Committee for the Diocese 

Currently there are some vacancies in the slate and volunteers are needed from the northern region of the diocese to represent us in Trenton.  Vacancies needing to be filled are listed below.  If you are interested in serving and for more information go to The deadline for submission is December 15th.

Standing Committee: 1 spot

Cathedral Chapter: 1 spot

Clerical Compensation: 1 spot

Diocesan Investment Trust: 1 spot

Disciplinary Board: 1 spot

Treasurer: 1 spot

This Week on the Mountain

November 23, The Last Sunday after Pentecost

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

                        Eucharistic Minister Training, Church

November 25, Tuesday

    7:30 pm       Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

November 26, Wednesday

  12:00 pm       Office closes early

November  27, Thursday

                        Office closed

November 28, Friday

                        Office closed

November 30, The First Sunday of Advent

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Advent Wreath Making, Parish Hall

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

                        Town Hall Meeting, Church

In This Issue
Quick Links
SJOTM Website
SJOTM Calendar
Sunday's Readings
Contact Us
Monday - Friday
8 am - 3 pm





The Rev. Susan Ironside
ext 11


St. John on the Mountain
379 Mount Harmony Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Copyright © 20XX. All Rights Reserved.