A fun time was had by all at the recent ABC District Ball Tournament held in Revelstoke, August 6 and 7. Our own St. John's Eagles went 4 and 2 to finish in 3rd place overall. It was an amazing time of community, sportsmanship, laughter and worship as we joined with 130 other friends from across Western Canada. Watch for photos soon.
We have started the E100 Challenge - June 26th!! The E100 Challenge walks you through 100 Essential stories of the Bible over 20 weeks. E100 Challenge outlines and guides are available here at St. John's.
You can also watch these videos to get a bit of an idea what the program is all about!
We hope you join the Challenge! To stay up to date, 'like' our Facebook page at St. John's Lutheran Church - Vernon.
St. John's Lutheran Church is well on its way to helping a Refugee Family find a new home here in Vernon, BC. We will keep you updated with the process and our progress and how you can get involved. Together we have raised over $19,000 toward our goal of $30,000. We're 2/3 of the way there!
Thanks to all who supported our Pepperoni fundraiser, as well as the "New Beginnings for a Family - Silent Auction, Talent Show, Cake Auction and Pig Roast".
Our next planned Fundraiser is a Car Show on Sunday, September 18. For more information on that, or to help out, please contact Alison at 778-475-7225.
Attached you will find a document outlining some info on the refugee process and what we need to do to get a family here. Syrian Refugee Crisis Letter
If you have any questions or would like to get involved please don't hesitate to contact us at the following:
Freedom Session is a healing journey designed to help us move from areas in our lives where we feel stuck, to greater levels of freedom and hope. Among other areas, Freedom Session can help in the areas of co-dependency, excessive guilt feelings, need for control, depression, addictions, and perfectionism. We use a revised version of the 12 steps along with Biblical teaching to give real hope and a clear future. Groups meet on Thursday nights for 20 weeks of Freedom Session, followed by 8 weeks of "Authentic Living" training.