St. John on the Mountain
Upcoming Events

Town Hall Meeting

This Sunday, April 12th at 11:15 am 

The Wardens and Vestry invite members of the community to gather after the 10:00 worship service this Sunday, April 12th for a Town Hall Meeting.  We will happily answer any questions, and look forward to updating our members on our budget and future fundraising plans.  If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email Bob Courtemanche or Heather Leef.

Bring in Your Coins for Heifer

Don't forget to return your Heifer Arks (aka coins) this Sunday.  The Sunday School children collected coins in their "arks" during Lent. The proceeds will benefit Heifer International.  We are raising funds to support lasting solutions to help hungry people. The arks should be returned by Sunday, April 12th. 

Women's Bible Study

Fridays at 9:15 am

The Women's Bible Study group will resume on Friday, April 10th and meet every Friday thereafter in the Parish House Meeting Room at 9:15 am.

Easter Egg Hunt

View photos of the Easter Egg Hunt

Ladies' Luncheon

Thursday, April 16th

All are invited to the Ladies' Luncheon on Thursday, April 16th at noon at the home of Gerry-Jo Cranmer  - 320 Hardscrabble Road, Bernardsville.  Please bring a sandwich; beverages and dessert will be provided.  We hope to see you there.  RSVP to Gerry-Jo at 908-400-2346.

Silent Auction Pre-Sale 

Friday, April 17th 

If you can't make it to the fundraiser on Saturday, April 18th, we will be hosting a Silent Auction Pre-sale day on Friday, April 17th in Parish Hall from 9 am - 12 pm. You will have the chance to buy auction items at a Buy it Now price, or you can place a bid. We thank you for your support and hope to see everyone at the event!

Second Annual St. John NS & SJOTM Fundraiser

Saturday, April 18th

Join us on Saturday, April 18th at 6:30 pm for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, and a silent auction.  View invitation.

Forget to RSVP for the Spring Fundraiser?

Did you forget to RSVP for the Spring Fundraiser on April 18th? No worries! You can pay at the door that night.  We will only be accepting cash or checks for the silent auction and raffles.  So, don't forget to bring your checkbooks or cash.

Support Needed for the St. John NS & SJOTM Fundraiser

The committee for the 2nd annual St. John's Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 18th is planning a wonderful event that will include delicious food, wine, music, silent auction, and raffle items. Please help support this event by attending and contributing silent auction and raffle items.  Items can be dropped off in the Parish office.  Please include your name, the item's value and any other information you would like to add.  Additionally, the committee will gratefully accept monetary donations to underwrite general expenses for the event such as food and beverages. If you would like to make a contribution or have any questions, please email Shellie Iossa or call 908-752-2497.  The proceeds from this event will be designated equally to three important causes: the ministry of the parish, the work of the school, and the funding of the Nursery School Scholarship program.

 Heifer Mission Trip Meeting 

Sunday, April 19th
Sixteen SJOTM youths and chaperones will be traveling to Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA Sunday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 21.  Participants will work on the farm and stay in a global village, where they will assume the role of an impoverished family.  There will be an informational meeting for interested youth and registered participants on Sunday, April 19, immediately following the 10 am service in the Meeting Room.  Grades 6 and up are eligible to attend.  Approximate cost will be $100 per person.   Additional program information can be found at Email Sally Hespe or call (908) 875-1518 for more information and registration materials.

Conover Churches Collaborative Garden Project

Beginning Sunday, April 19th

The four Conover churches - St. John's, St. Mark's, St. Bernards and St. Luke's - will be joining forces this Spring at the Bernardsville Community Garden.  We have leased two plots at the garden, which is located at the Dunster property on Spring House Rd. off 202 in Bernardsville (across from Old Quarry Road).  The group will grow fresh produce to distribute to area families in need.  Want to check out the garden and see how you can help?  Join us on Sunday, April 19 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the garden.  Contact Sally Hespe for more information.

Food Bank Staffing 

Saturdays in April

Volunteers are needed to staff the Food Bank Pantry Saturdays in April from 9:30 am to noon (April 4, 11, 18, 25).  Tasks include interviewing clients, and bagging and distributing food.  The pantry is located at the rear of the United Reformed Church, 100 West Main Street in Somerville.  This is a great opportunity for older children, and community service hours will be given.  The sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board near Parish Hall or contact Sally Hespe.
The Chorus of Communities 
25th Annual Spring Concert
Saturday, April 25th
A Concert of Reflection, Reconciliation and Resurrection In commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WW II.  Join our very own Rick Morgan on Saturday, April 25th 2015 at 7:30 pm at  St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair, for a Requiem Mass, by John Rutter; A Song of Thanksgiving, by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Three Alleluias by Thompson, Young, and Hampton.  Richard Morgan, Artistic Director and Dr.  Brian Harlow, Organist.  Tickets for $12 are available at the door. 

VBS Summer Camp at SJOTM

June 22-26
Children ages 3 through rising 4th graders are invited to join us June 22-26 for summer camp.  Kids will learn, create, and have fun!  Join us for sports, games, music, snacks, Bible stories, and cool crafts.  The cost is $60 per child (with a $150 cap per family).  More information and registration.
This Week on the Mountain

April 12, The Second Sunday of Easter

    8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

    9:00 am        Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                         Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                         Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                         Sunday School

  11:15 am        Town Hall Meeting, Church

                         Coffee Hour, Parish Hall 

 April 14, Tuesday

    7:30 pm        Parish Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room

April 15, Wednesday

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

April 16, Thursday

  12:00 pm        Ladies' Luncheon, at Gerry-Jo Cranmer

April 17, Friday

   9:00 am        Silent Auction Pre- Sale, Parish Hall

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

April 18, Saturday

   6:30 pm        SJOTM & SJNS Fundraiser, Parish Hall

April 19, The Third Sunday of Easter

   8:00 am        Holy Eucharist Rite I, Chapel

   9:00 am        Confirmation Class, Parish House Lounge

                        Nursery Care, Room 2 Lower Level

                        Parish Choir rehearsal, Church 

  10:00 am       Holy Eucharist Rite II, Church

                        Sunday School

  11:15 am       Coffee Hour, Parish Hall

                        Heifer Trip Meeting, Meeting Room

  12:00 pm       Conover Garden Project, Dunster Property

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