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There is always plenty going on at St John's and this page is a great way to keep up to date with the latest news and notices.                                             

Newsletter from the Pawsons

It’s almost a year since David and Manuela left St John’s to be OMF missionaries in Japan. In their latest newsletter, they report that the new year has been marked by the arrival of snow. On Christmas Eve, David and Manuela enjoyed a candle-lit service at their local church, and ‘Thanks to some generous parcels we were almost able to have a recognisably British Christmas lunch with a couple of missionary friends’. 

They ask us to pray:
For new energy and perseverance with language study this year. As well as for opportunities to practice.
That there would be spiritual breakthrough in Japan in 2021.
David and Manuela’s newsletter can be found on our World Mission page under Newsletters. You will need your members login details to view the newsletter; if you have trouble logging in or have not requested members access please contact the office for assistance.

Youth@StJohns have moved back online 

Youth@StJohns are going to miss meeting together during Lockdown 3!  However we're starting to meet again on Zoom this Friday 15th January from 7-8.30pm, and will continue to do this until we can safely meet up together in person again. 
 
All young people in school years 7-13 are welcome to join us for a relaxing time of games, chat and encouragement in our faith together. If you want to know more, please contact Rosie Evans on 01394388939.

We had one lovely evening together in the Church Hall in December, and great fun on a sunny weekend before Christmas when we enjoyed a treasure hunt around Woodbridge in small groups or as families.  Although Zoom is not the same, it's still good to meet up. 

Rosie Evans 

 

PCC meeting 21st January 

The PCC will be meeting again on 21st January to discuss:

  • Missional communities -  how does St. Johns want to interact with Missional Communities, as we seek to support those involved already and seek help from missional communities as they develop alongside traditional parish ministry. 
  • Sizewell 2022 - we have made a provisional booking, which will be up for approval at the meeting.  This will be on the understanding that for the holiday to go ahead we will need a leader and small team of committed people from the church to organise this and be responsible for our group while we are there and this needs to be in place by June this year to make it happen.  Please pray if this may be something you might like to get involved with.
  • Updates from the 5 teams (Caring, Growing Younger, Journeying, Reaching Out, and Resourcing). Each team was tasked at the previous PCC meeting to address the top issues coming from the questionnaire. 
  • Sue Simpson will bring an Electoral Roll update, as we prepare to close the roll before the APCM.

Please pray for us as we prepare to meet to discuss these issues, and while we meet at 7.30 pm onwards. 

Please also consider whether you would like to take on the role of PCC secretary, or to stand for the new PCC which will be elected at the APCM.

Alan Nunn (Vice chair of PCC)

Message from Alan, our Treasurer 

 If anyone has made any expenses relating to 2020 for reimbursement please pass the details including invoices to the church office or directly to me as soon as possible, so that these can be accounted for in the correct accounting period. I am looking to close the accounts for last year by the end of January.

Many thanks

Alan Hawes
Church Treasurer

 

Children's Society Boxes - Volunteer Opportunity

After 24 years of collecting in and counting the house boxes Diana Hanes has decided to step down at the end of 2020. Would anyone like to take up this mission for the Children's Society.? Diana says she will be pleased to give any help or advice.  Please contact the World Mission Action Group or the Church Office if this is something you feel you would like to get involved with.

Thank you Diana for all your years doing this great service for the Children's Society.
 

Hub Community Cafe -CLOSED 

2020-11-03 Hub Comminity Cafe
In line with Tier 4 restrictions, the Hub Cafe is now closed, but will be re-opening as soon as Covid restrictions are lifted. When we are able to meet again we meet Mondays 10-12, on the terrace at The Red Lion in Woodbridge in an open-sided marquee with patio heaters. Hot drinks and biscuits are free and everyone is very welcome. 
                      
Carol, Jill, Sue and Ruth                   
                                                                                 

 

Tuesday Evening Prayer on Zoom -7.30pm-8.30pm

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Join us for an hour of prayer, or come and go as you please. 
Tuesday evenings via zoom between 7.30pm - 8-30pm. Mary, our host would love to welcome you. You can join by clicking Here or if you have the app you can login using  Meeting ID:  937 1772 6932 and  Password:  389335

Tuesday and Thursday morning Prayer meetings on Zoom 

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If you can't make it to our Prayer meeting on Tuesday evenings or want to pray together more why not join us between 9am to 9.30am on Tuesday and/ or Thursday mornings. Our host John Horsley would love to welcome you. You can join by clicking Here or if you have the app you can login using the Meeting ID: 959 76204766   and Password: 982503 

Let's stay connected 

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"Coffee and  Chat"  Sunday mornings between 11.15am to 12.15pm

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You are very welcome to come and join us  for "Coffee and Chat" on zoom anytime between 11.15am and 12.15pm on Sunday mornings.  This is a lovely mix of Church Family Friends just saying hello, we would love to see you there (Coffee is optional!)
Either click this link Coffee & Chat to join us or if you have the app you can join  using Meeting ID: 954 0145 7270, Password: 100377