Seersucker Sunday & Potluck breakfast

September 1st, 2019, 9:15am

Seersucker Sunday & potluck breakfast at 9:15am in the Parish Hall. Bring out your Sunday best as we say farewell to the Summer: Anything goes from Seersucker to hats & pearls! This intergenerational breakfast and fellowship gathering is for all ages! Please bring your favorite homemade breakfast dish and the recipe to share with others!


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MIFA Community-wide read: A Hundred Story Home

September 11th, 2019, Noon

Join Saint John's and MIFA as we participate in a community-wide read: A Hundred Story Home, a memoir on finding faith in others and something bigger by Kathy Izard of Charlotte, North Carolina. Forums featuring the author will be held on September 10th at Second Baptist Church and September 11th at Holiday Inn UM. To learn more about this community event, including how your reading group may participate and find resourceful tools, download the reading guide here.


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New Rector Installation

September 11th, 2019, 5:30PM

Join Bishop Phoebe Roaf and Saint John's parish for the installation of our new Rector, Rev. Jay Biedenharn on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:30PM. A festive reception will follow in the Parish Hall. All are welcome for this momentous occasion in the life of our church.


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Soul Supper

September 25th, 2019, 5:30PM

Our first Soul Supper of the season kicks off on Wednesday evening, September 25th featuring Dr. Scott Morris of the Church Health Center. Fellowship and mingling begins in the Parish Hall at 5:30PM and dinner is served at 6PM, followed by our speaker presentation. Online signup available now! Make your reservation today. https://stjohnsmemphis.wufoo.com/forms/w1hu8qvc12n80qp/


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Ladies' Silent Retreat

October 5th, 2019, 8am - 1:00pm

Ladies’ Silent Retreat led by the Rev. Miranda Griffin. The morning begins with fellowship and breakfast in the Parish Hall and concludes with Eucharist in the Lady Chapel. Relax and make yourself at home around Saint John's campus. We hope that your time spent during silence will strengthen and enrich your connection with our campus as a sacred environment for you to experience the power of the Holy Spirit.


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Blessing of the Animals

October 6th, 2019, 4pm

Saint John's invites the Buntyn community and beyond to bless all animals on Saint Francis day. Gather at the Athletic Field on Overland Place at 4pm, Sunday October 6th for a special blessing and fellowship.


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St. Clare Silent Retreat at Saint Columba

October 17th, 2019, Weekend retreat

The St. Clare Silent Retreat Weekend returns for its 25th year with opportunities for you to receive even more blessings from the silence and time in the sacred woods at St. Columba.

The Reverend Bee French as our retreat facilitator. Bee has led and been a participant in St. Clare Retreats for many years. From her special attention to everything from the beautiful presentation of the altar to being led to discover just the right words and meditations, Bee’s passion for women’s silence in community is a gift. She often says, “These retreats are her breathing hole.”

The weekend includes: Guided silent tours throughout the beautiful acres of St. Columba; Nightly yoga and meditation; A new retreat schedule with even more time for silence.

 We invite you to register now to join us for this very special weekend October 17 through October 20, 2019, at St. Columba Camp and Retreat Center in Memphis, Tennessee. The cost for the full weekend includes a private room with SHARED bathroom, all meals, full access to St Columba’s beautiful property and all sessions. This year we are featuring a two-night or three-night option, or a commuter option. If you have questions, please email stclareweekend [at] gmail [dot] com or call 901-335-4001. The schedule is carefully planned; meals are delicious, and above all, God’s holy healing presence seems most especially present to everyone.  Give yourself this priceless gift and join us in the fall.


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