St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Advent Art & Crafts   
Sunday, December 7th and 14th

You won't want to miss Coffee Hour this Sunday, December 7th and next Sunday, December 14th!  Please join us in Parish Hall, following the 10 am service, for some creative seasonal arts and crafts.

2015 Ladies' Holiday Luncheon    

Thursday, December 18th

Join us for the Ladies' Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 18th at 12:00 noon. This year we will celebrate with the Holiday Lunch Buffet at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club. The cost is $30 per person. We must have reservations, so please RSVP to Kathy Christie (908-572-7048) no later than December 10th if you would like to attend.

Kids Helping Kids - Update
Kids Helping Kids is off to a great start!  We are still collecting donations - and remember your gift will be matched! 


Where are your donations going?  Consider this story from the Somerset House:


Rachel's Story...

Rachel was originally a resident of Passages, where she resided for approximately a year. Rachel was successful at Passages and graduated to return home to her mother and step-father. Shortly after Rachel returned home, her parents decided to relocate and not take her or her siblings with them. Rachel was again left homeless and alone. She contacted Somerset Home and was placed at Whitney House. 


While at Whitney she maintained full-time employment and attended Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) full-time. Rachel saved all of her money and successfully completed her courses at RVCC. She had obtained a vehicle of her own and was ready to move on. Today, Rachel lives in a condo that she shares with another former Somerset Home client and has begun fulfilling her dream of being fully independent.


Please help us help young women like Rachel and her friends this Christmas!  You can drop your donation in the mail, or contact Katherine Hermes. Learn more about Kids Helping Kids.

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 now through December 21st.
2015 Stewardship    
The 2015 Stewardship Campaign is off to a strong start! As of December 2nd, we have 65 pledges for $215,394.  If you have any questions about Stewardship, please contact Jeff McKeon or Bob Courtemanche.  

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.
2014 Pledge Tax Credit    

Pledge payments for the calendar year 2014 will need to be received in the office or post marked by December 31, 2014 in order to receive tax credit for the current year.  For more information please contact Lisa Keenan, the Finance Manager.

Peaceful Parenting on Thursday, December 11th

Join the Nursery School on Thursday, December 11th from 7-8 pm in Parish Hall for a free seminar sponsored by The United Way.  Please email Jeanne Williams to register.

Music in the Somerset Hills Concert    

Saturday, December 13th

Join Music in the Somerset Hills for a holiday celebration on Saturday, December 13th at 7pm, here at St. John on the Mountain, with the Somerset Hills Community Chorus led by Artistic Director Stephen Sands and accompanied by organ and brass. The concert will feature the Rutter Gloria and a Christmas carol sing. Other works being performed are In dulci jubilo being performed by professional a capella singers and organist Brian Harlow along with the brass ensemble. General admission tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Reserved seating is available for $30 and Angel Donor tickets are $50. Reserve tickets or call 973-339-7719.

Healing Service with Holy Eucharist    

Thursday, December 18th at 10 am

The Holy Eucharist with Prayers for Healing will take place on Thursday, December 18th at 10 am in the chapel. This simple service of prayer, Holy Communion, and the laying on of hands for those who desire it, is an extension of the ministry of the Pastoral Care Committee.   All are welcome. 

Greening of the Church    

Monday, December 22nd

Please join the Altar Guild on Monday, December 22 at 11 am to prepare the church and chapel for Christmas. Help hang wreaths and fill baskets.  Any and all helping hands would be most appreciated.   Goodies will be served.  For more information contact Sue Kennedy.

This Week on the Mountain
December 7, The Second Sunday after Advent

   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

                       Advent Arts & Crafts, Parish Hall

December 9, Tuesday

  7:30 pm        Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

December 10, Wednesday

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

December  11, Thursday

 10:30 am        Knitting Needles & Thread, Meeting Room

   7:00 pm        SJNS Peaceful Parenting, Parish Hall

December 12, Friday

   9: 15 am       Women's Bible Study, Meeting Room

December 13, Saturday

   7:00 pm        Music in the Somerset Hills Concert, Church

December 14, The Third Sunday of Advent

   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

                        Advent Arts & Crafts, Parish Hall

                        Pageant Costume Pick-up, Parish Hall

                        Treble Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room 

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St. John on the Mountain
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