A Message from Joy Shillingsburg, Director of Outreach & Wake Forest Community Table (WFCT)

Over the years I have heard hundreds of times that our congregation cares deeply about food security. Our faith in action has made St. John’s known in the community as a church that works to feed the hungry.  Historically and currently, our time, treasure and talents support our deep conviction to feed the hungry and…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

The power of nature…   where God’s creation surrounds us daily…   and we are grateful for this world.   Nearly three decades ago, a movement extolling the virtues of experiencing the great outdoors emerged from Japan. Shinrin-yoku (translated as “taking in the forest atmosphere”), promoted the therapeutic benefits of truly observing and experiencing the…

A Message from Marcia Klinder-Badgley, Director of Music Ministry

Won’t you be my neighbor? Recognized by generations throughout the world as a question posed by the infamous Fred (Mister) Rogers, this quote came to mind as this Sunday’s Gospel lesson (Luke 10:25-37), shares the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Reading through this lesson, verse 29 poses the question: “And who is my neighbor?” When…