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COMMUNITY:  Our Life Together

The context of our relationship to God is our life in community. We enter Christian community through baptism, a rebirth of the spirit and a reorientation of our purpose and life mission. In baptism, we vow to put our whole trust in Christ’s grace and love. Our faith, therefore, rests not in creeds or commonly held opinions, but in our trust in the transforming power of Christ who makes all things new ... And who lives among us in community.

Sitting in worship, it can be difficult to meet people, yet we believe our life together in the St. John’s community is what makes us a church. To help parishioners gather face-to-face, fellowship opportunities are offered before and after services, and other occasions through the year. Many organizations in the parish also support our relationships with one another.

Before services you’ll often find folks gathering around the coffee bar in the parish hall or at the “information window” in the east entry. After the 7:30 a.m. service on Sundays, slip into the Commons for coffee (and find out where folks are going for breakfast). After the 10:30 a.m. service, if the weather is cooperating, you’ll find a crowd in the courtyard for “Lemonade on the Lawn” — a practice continued in the parish hall in colder weather.

Parish meals include an annual pancake breakfast, potluck lunches and several themed dinners, including the 12th Night Feast in January.

A summer fellowship favorite is the annual softball game and picnic with St. Michael’s.