Elen Freeston’s legendary Scottish shortbread cookies, homemade soups, Christmas wreaths and much more, made the St John in the Wilderness annual Christmas Market a resounding success. A huge thanks to the Christmas Market coordinator, Lucy Eldridge, and the many parishioners who donated their talent and time to keep the market running smoothly. With all things at St John in the Wilderness, it takes a village!
We are happy to welcome everyone to our in-person Sunday services. However, if you are not comfortable about meeting indoors, if you are unvaccinated or if you simply can’t make it to our in-person service, we invite you to join us on a live-stream through Facebook when we have an in-person operator. Our regular in-person iPad live stream operator is unavailable December 25 through April 10. If you are available to stream our Sunday 10am service, please contact Jay Corcoran at [email protected] Join us online in December on the following … Read more
Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets Churches in the community donate funds to create holiday baskets for those in need. Christmas Friends Pproviding Christmas gifts for local children, sponsored by ECW Roe-Jan Food Pantry Food and monetary donations to the Roe-Jan Food Pantry, the community food pantry for those in need. United Thank Offering Monetary donations to United Thank Offering, the Episcopal ministry which funds charities worldwide (sponsored by ECW). Episcopal Relief and Development A premiere relief and development organization, an international ministry of the Episcopal Church. WIC (Women, Infants & Children) … Read more
Mental Health Columbia County Mental Health Center 24-hour Crisis Line 518-828-9446 Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT, a program of MHA) 518-943-5555 NYS Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Helpline 844-863-9314 Crisis Text Line Text “Got5” to 741741 Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties (MHA) 518-828-4619 Apogee Center (Peer Support) (A program of MHA) 518-697-0976 Youth Clubhouse (a program of MHA) 518-828-6700 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Columbia County 518-336-0246 Alcohol/Substance Use Greener Pathways 518-291-4500 Greener Pathways (weekend/evening hours hotline) 518-822-0090 Our Wellness Collective 518-303-2725 Columbia County Pathways to Recovery … Read more
An exhibition at the Roeliff Jansen Historical Society, “Revived in Wood: Greek and Gothic Revival Churches” will run July through October. On 15 August at 2 pm, Dale Peterson will talk on Richard Upjohn, renowned architect of St John in the Wilderness, followed by a tour of the exhibition. What have we missed during the pandemic? Adam Grant says it might be collective effervescence, that feeling of shared euphoria that we sometimes find in church. Emile Durkheim identified the experience in his pioneering study of religious life (1915). Jay Corcoran and Dale Peterson, with technical assistance from Jacob Rieper, have enabled video streaming from the church! Thanks … Read more
Winds in the Wilderness, our award-winning ensemble, offers an eclectic program for Wednesday 30 June at 5 pm. Concert includes ‘Duettino Sur Des Motifs Americains’ by Franz Doppler; ‘Trio Sonata in G’ by Giovanni Platti; ‘Donna Lee’ by Charlie Parker; ‘Five Miniatures’ by William Grant Still; ‘Chaconne in D’ by J.S. Bach; ‘Hands of Healing’ by John Myers. Suggested donation $20. This is a hard time for our community. Fr John is calling all parishioners personally and lining up others to make phone calls, too. If you are willing to phone your neighbor, please drop us a note.
Jim and Patricia Wann have taken over publishing the Voice in the Wilderness, our parish newsletter, from Dale and Louise Peterson. This is a vital part of our church life and we are grateful to them. In the Easter Voice, Fr John leads us in hope for the end of the pandemic as more persons are vaccinated. Also as more White persons wake to the evils of pervasive racism, we can hope for progress in racial justice and reconciliation. He calls on us, this Easter, to be channels of God’s healing. There is a Happy Easter report from Elen Freeston, Senior … Read more