Two friends sitting outside during Copake Day
Young girl smiling during religious services
New moms holding their babies
Four ladies enjoying the plant sale

Dale Peterson explains what he loves most about this very special place.

Upcoming Events

Community News

Harvest Festival Time is the theme of the August issue of the Voice edited by Jim and Patricia Wann.

  • Fr John prays for peace in our hearts in his Thoughts from the Wilderness article.
  • Senior Warden Brian Boom reviews highlights of the capital projects, explains how to purchase tickets to the Community Harvest Festival and provides information for donating to the Ukraine Response Relief Fund.
  • Patricia and Jim Wann remind us what’s in store for the Community Harvest Festival, which will take place on Friday, September 17.
  • Lucy Eldridge and Brian Boom update us on various projects that are  underway as part of the Capital Campaign.
  • We celebrate the baptism of Philip Joseph Driscoll and say good-bye to Rev. Barbara Morgan and Jean Peck.

Visit the newsletter page.

Capital Campaign Update

Brian Boom and Lucy Eldridge of our Capital Campaign Committee have put together a compelling brochure, Capital Campaign for St John in the Wilderness: Sustaining People, Place, and Peace, 2019-2022

Please take a look and decide how you might contribute to the future vitality of our church.

Capital Campaign Cover

Join Us

Church of St John in the Wilderness is located adjacent to Taconic State Park. We are on the Harlem Valley Rail Trail and a short hike from Bash-Bish Falls. Come, enjoy! 

The Rich and the Kingdom of God

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

Mark 10:17-22

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