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…

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

“oo-koo-LEH-leh” = UKULELE Next month, St. John’s Episcopal Church will kick off an inaugural summer arts camp: UKULELE ADVENTURES 2022. From June 20th through the 24th, campers ranging in age from “rising” 2nd graders through Middle School, will have the opportunity to experience a week of music learning and mastery of this fun little instrument. Here are a few facts…

A Message from The Rev. Stephen Mazingo, Sr. Assoc. Family Ministries

“I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” Prayed during the Ash Wednesday liturgy, these words bid the church enter into Lent’s season. They are both beautiful and…