June 2017 eBulletin (Be patient with the download, large file size)
To access the June 2017 eBulletin click the link: June 2017 eBulletin

May 2017 eBulletin (Be patient with the download, large file size)
To access the May 2017 eBulletin click the link: May 2017 eBulletin

The Word – Detailed Weekly Events Schedule
To view, print or download this week’s schedule click the link: The Word for the Week of  May  21, 2017

Ancient Faith Radio Healthy Minds | Healthy Souls – We’ve got some exciting news! Beginning in January 24, 2017, Fr. Nicholas Louh and his wife Dr. Roxanne Louh will have their own call-in radio show on Ancient Faith Radio called Healthy Minds | Healthy Souls. The show will be airing the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 8 PM Eastern time.Ancient Faith Radio Link

2017 Usher Schedule 
To view or download the 2017 Usher Schedule click the link:2017 Usher Schedule

2017 Coffee Hour Schedule 
To view or download the 2017 Coffee Hour Schedule click the link:2017 Coffee Hour Schedule

Upcoming Events
See Parish Calendar by clicking here.

2017 Vacation Bible School – “Blast Off to the Son”

Our Vacation Bible School is a week filled with daily Biblical lessons, arts and crafts, activites, singing, lunch, and a grand finale filled with lots of fun activities for the children of our parish and local community. Vacation Bible School will be held June 5-9, 2017 at 8:45am – 12:15pm. To register, please download, complete, and sign the Registration and Medical History Form (combined form below that you may fill out on your computer, save, print, sign then email or fax) below, send to us by scanned attachment to email (pastoral.assistant@stjohnthedivine.com) or by fax (904-399-1547). Absolute final deadline for registration is June 1, 2017. A registration fee of $15 is required for each applicant and checks may be made payable to St. John the Divine GOC with memo line “VBS”.

Please consider saving the combined registration form on your computer and typing to complete using Adobe Reader. This form is a “fillable and savable” pdf form that allows you to do partial work if necessary and save on your computer then go back and complete before printing and signing. You may fill the form out using Adobe Reader, print and sign.

For more information please contact Alyssa Kyritsis at the Church at 904-396-5383 x12

Philoptochos Share the Light Ministry

As part of The Share the Light Ministry, we are looking for individuals that can knit, crochet, or are willing to learn, to join us for a new Share the Light – Prayer Shawl Ministry. A Prayer Shawl Ministry creates prayer shawls for those who are in need of comfort. Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry knit, crochet or sew the shawls as they pray for those who receive the shawls. For more information contact Pam Toundas pandbtoundas@hotmail.com. Download the Prayer Shawl flyer by clicking here.

Other News and Information

Introducing the easyTithe Mobile Giving App for iPhone.

As we all know, mobile internet traffic is a large and ever-growing segment of internet traffic, making up roughly 30% of all traffic. But what’s more important (and what you may not know) is that mobile users strongly prefer to use a mobile app as opposed to a mobile web interface. That’s where the easyTithe mobile giving app comes in.

Using the easyTithe mobile giving app, donors can:

  • Give to your organization from their phone in 10 seconds or less
  • Manage their payment profile
  • View all of their giving history

Donors simply download the “easyTithe” app from the Apple App store, find your church, and give! When searching the app store, type in “easytithe” as one word.

View “Discovering Orthodox Christianity”. This is a video series, sponsored by the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, that covers a wide range of topics about Orthodox Christianity. Our very Staci Spanos Gibson interviews various scholars and Priests from the Seminary and other locations.
Click here to access the “Discovering Orthodox Christianity” videos

 

width=St John the Divine invites you to consider our secure electronic giving program as an easy alternative for your regular giving. Electronic giving offers convenience for you and helps the ministries of the church by providing more consistent giving. We offer several different ways to take advantage of electronic giving:

Direct Debit Giving is used to automatically transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the church’s bank account. If you are already using direct debit to make mortgage and car payments or to pay utility bills, then you know how it works. This is also referred to as “ACH Debits” (Automated Clearing House Debits)

Credit and Debit Card Giving lets you make one time offerings or automatically on a predetermined schedule using a credit or debit card.

e-Check Giving – the electronic version of your paper check is available for one time giving.

Online Giving lets you to give directly from our website to make one-time
donation or to set up a schedule of automatic donations. By setting up a
password protected profile, you will be able to log in at any time to make
donations, change a recurring giving plan or view your personal giving history.

You may also print a report of all electronic giving which is IRS compliant for tax purposes.

Online Giving is available for Stewardship, Capital Campaign, Memorials, Easter and Christmas Offerings, Blessing of the Animals and the Discretionary Fund.

Contact the Church Office if you require assistance or have questions about Online Giving. Click on “Online Giving” above to get started. Registration is easy and the system uses state of the art security for all transactions.