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Happy New Year 2021

There are many prayers we could and should pray as we say goodnight to 2020 and good morning to 2021.  Looking back at a year that has been unlike any other, perhaps a good place to begin as we start again is where we might have missed it!  In the words of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we pray…

“O Thou Eternal God, out of whose absolute power and infinite intelligence the whole universe has come into being, we humbly confess that we have not loved thee with our hearts, souls and minds, and we have not loved our neighbors as Christ loved us. We have all too often lived by our own selfish impulses rather than by the life of sacrificial love as revealed by Christ. We often give in order to receive. We love our friends and hate our enemies. We go the first mile but dare not travel the second. We forgive but dare not forget. And so as we look within ourselves, we are confronted with the appalling fact that the history of our lives is the history of an eternal revolt against you. But thou, O God, have mercy upon us. Forgive us for what we could have been but failed to be. Give us the intelligence to know your will. Give us the courage to do your will. Give us the devotion to love thy will. In the name and spirit of Jesus we pray. Amen.”

Fresh Start

Our Annual Fresh Start continues during the month of January!

2021 Fresh Start is online (streaming) Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7:00pm

Join us online at www.sjbcfamily.com

Join us @sjbcfamily on Facebook or YouTube

The Fresh Start Schedule

January 5th & 6th               Focus: Prayer

January 12th & 13th             Focus: Spiritual Growth

  • Developing personal study time and bible study methods

January 19th & 20th           Focus: Health and Wellness

  • Coping with the isolation and loss during COVID-19
  • Staying healthy during COVID
  • COVID vaccinations updates

January 27th & 27th           Focus: Money Matters

  • Wills and Planning
  • Tips for building your savings

MartinLutherKingJr 2021

On the third Monday of January every year, the federal government closes up shop for a day to honor civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a civil/social rights activist and preacher of the gospel.  He played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968.  Dr. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest.  He was a key figure in  events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.  Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.   In 1986, January 15 became a U.S. federal holiday.  We celebrate his life and legacy! 

GriefShareSpouse

St. John Church GriefShare—Loss of a Spouse seminar is a 2-hour event built to provide help and to share that hope is possible for those who are widowed.
 
In our Loss of a Spouse seminar you’ll discover:
  • Other people understand and have found ways to make it through
  • Why it won’t always hurt so much
  • Reasons for hope
We’ll gather, Sunday, January 17th (1-3pm) online, to learn practical tips for coping with the death of a spouse.
 
Want to join us? You can register and learn more information by clicking here: www.griefshare.org/loss/events/3063

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