Thursday, July 19, 2018

Announcements for July 22nd


RUMMAGE SALE
The pre-sale for the parish is Friday, tomorrow, for 6 - 8 p.m.
The public sale starts Saturday at 8 a.m. Everything goes half price at noon. We need helpers to pack stuff up and carry tables down to the Undercroft after the sale from 2 - 3:30 ish. 
Thanks to all the volunteers who have worked so hard to make this a success!

SWIFT INTERFAITH PICNIC JULY 29TH
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be hosting its annual summer picnic from 1pm to 5 pm, July 29 on the church grounds of Peace Memorial United Church of Christ (10300 W 131st St, Palos Park). There is no charge, but bring a side dish if you can. There will be lots of food, a clown, a bouncy house, a piñata, games for the kids, and lots of great conversation with our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Announcements for July 15th


Huge Rummage Sale Needs Volunteers
Donate your treasures  in the mornings through Wednesday, July 18 at the church. If there is no one there, call Bill Moser (708-799-8225), Fr. Dwyer (219/798-7981), or Greg Lawrence (708/798-6239) to let you in.
Please contact Bill Moser to sign up to help with the Huge Rummage Sale.
We need volunteers:
·         Sorters next Monday - Friday mornings (July 16  - 20) from 10 to noon,
·         Cashiers and Room Helpers for the Pre-sale for parishioners from 6 - 8 pm Friday July 20.
·         Cashiers and Room Helpers in 2-hour shifts from 7:45 - 3 ish on the day of the sale Saturday, July 21.
Finally, we need bags, both paper grocery and plastic bags.
Donation letters will be available for tax purposes.
Thanks to all who donate and help in myriad other ways, especially Jane and Fr. Mike Dwyer!


SWIFT INTERFAITH PICNIC JULY 29TH
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be hosting its annual summer picnic from 1pm to 5 pm, July 29 on the church grounds of Peace Memorial United Church of Christ (10300 W 131st St, Palos Park). There is no charge, but bring a side dish if you can. There will be lots of food, a clown, a bouncy house, a piñata, games for the kids, and lots of great conversation with our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke by July 17th so we can get a rough headcount.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Announcements for July 8th


SWIFT INTERFAITH PICNIC JULY 29TH
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be hosting its annual summer picnic from 1pm to 5 pm, July 29 on the church grounds of Peace Memorial United Church of Christ (10300 W 131st St, Palos Park). There is no charge, but bring a side dish if you can. There will be lots of food, a clown, a bouncy house, a piñata, games for the kids, and lots of great conversation with our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke by July 17th so we can get a rough headcount.

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social
A big thank you to all who helped in any way to make the Ice Cream Social a success, even with the weather not cooperating. Whether you helped set-up, contributed flowers, loaned card tables, scooped ice cream, cut watermelon, put up tents, moved tables and chairs, greeted guests, served ice cream and cold drinks, prayed, or helped take everything down, cleaned up and stored away, or made a financial contribution, it could not have happened without you. THANK YOU!
  
RUMMAGE SALE
You can begin dropping off items for the Rummage Sale in the Senior High Room (next to the priest’s office) Sunday, July 8, and continuing during times the church is open until the 19th. Please donate clean, wearable adult and kids’ clothes, toys, furniture, tools, books, dishes, antiques, knickknacks, outdoor/camping gear, etc. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Rectory Project, and we hope to make the sale an Outreach to the greater community. A prominent North Shore Episcopal church makes over a million dollars each year on their rummage sale, so we have a high standard to meet. We’ll have volunteer sign-up sheets on Sunday, July 8, after everyone has a chance to rest from the Ice Cream Social.

Care for Our Common Home: Interfaith Forest Clean-Up in Oak Forest
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be doing a litter cleanup project at the Yankee Woods forest preserve in Oak Forest (just north of Central Avenue and 167th Street) on Sunday, July 8. The clean-up will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with ice cream afterwards. Gloves, sticks, bags, and water will be provided. This is a great opportunity if you need community service hours for school as well as a great opportunity to work and talk with people of different faiths. Contact Bryan Burke by July 4 to sign-up.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Announcements for July 1st


SWIFT INTERFAITH PICNIC JULY 29TH
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be hosting its annual summer picnic from 1pm to 5 pm, July 29 on the church grounds of Peace Memorial United Church of Christ (10300 W 131st St, Palos Park). There is no charge, but bring a side dish if you can. There will be lots of food, a clown, a bouncy house, a piñata, games for the kids, and lots of great conversation with our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke by July 17th so we can get a rough headcount.

Fourth of July Ice Cream Social
St. John’s Old Time Community Ice Cream Social begins after the Flossmoor Children’s Parade, Wednesday, July 4th. The parade begins at 10 a.m., and we will begin serving around 10:15 a.m. Twistina and Strawberri will be twisting balloons into all sorts of fun shapes. Come enjoy ice cream and cool drinks. Hot dogs and cookies are available for purchase. (Financial contributions to help underwrite the event are still welcome.)
  
RUMMAGE SALE
You can begin dropping off items for the Rummage Sale in the Senior High Room (next to the priest’s office) Sunday, July 8, and continuing during times the church is open until the 19th. Please donate clean, wearable adult and kids’ clothes, toys, furniture, tools, books, dishes, antiques, knickknacks, outdoor/camping gear, etc. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Rectory Project, and we hope to make the sale an Outreach to the greater community. A prominent North Shore Episcopal church makes over a million dollars each year on their rummage sale, so we have a high standard to meet. We’ll have volunteer sign-up sheets on Sunday, July 8, after everyone has a chance to rest from the Ice Cream Social.

Care for Our Common Home: Interfaith Forest Clean-Up in Oak Forest
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be doing a litter cleanup project at the Yankee Woods forest preserve in Oak Forest (just north of Central Avenue and 167th Street) on Sunday, July 8. The clean-up will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with ice cream afterwards. Gloves, sticks, bags, and water will be provided. This is a great opportunity if you need community service hours for school as well as a great opportunity to work and talk with people of different faiths. Contact Bryan Burke by July 4 to sign-up.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Announcements for June 24th


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
July 4th is only two weeks away. St. John’s Ice Cream Social is our gift to the people, young and old, of Flossmoor. Financial contributions are needed to help cover the cost of the children’s entertainment. And many volunteers are needed to run the event. Contact Gale Michael to volunteer. Look for the red, white and blue donation envelopes around the church.

RUMMAGE SALE
We’re planning an all-parish rummage sale for Saturday, July 21. We’ll begin collecting clean, useful items of all sorts July 8. The proceeds will be used for the Rectory update, and we hope to use the sale as an outreach to all members of the community. Everything will be priced to sell, and the leftovers will go to Restoration Ministries in Harvey. If you have questions, please contact Bill Moser. We hope the entire parish will support this effort. Thanks!

 Care for Our Common Home: Interfaith Forest Clean-Up in Oak Forest
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be doing a litter cleanup project at the Yankee Woods forest preserve in Oak Forest (just north of Central Avenue and 167th Street) on Sunday, July 8. The clean-up will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with ice cream afterwards. Gloves, sticks, bags, and water will be provided. This is a great opportunity if you need community service hours for school as well as a great opportunity to work and talk with people of different faiths. Contact Bryan Burke by July 4 to sign-up.

SWIFT INTERFAITH PICNIC JULY 29TH
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be hosting its annual summer picnic from 1pm to 5 pm, July 29 on the church grounds of Peace Memorial United Church of Christ (10300 W 131st St, Palos Park). There is no charge, but bring a side dish if you can. There will be lots of food, a clown, a bouncy house, a piñata, games for the kids, and lots of great conversation with our Jewish, Muslim, and Christian neighbors. If you are interested in attending, please speak to Rob McManamy or Bryan Burke by July 17th so we can get a rough headcount.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Announcements for June 17th


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
July 4th is only three weeks away. St. John’s Ice Cream Social is our gift to the people, young and old, of Flossmoor. Financial contributions are needed to help cover the cost of the children’s entertainment. And many volunteers are needed to run the event. Contact Gale Michael to volunteer. Look for the red, white and blue donation envelopes around the church.

RUMMAGE SALE
We’re planning an all-parish rummage sale for Saturday, July 21. We’ll begin collecting clean, useful items of all sorts July 8. The proceeds will be used for the Rectory update, and we hope to use the sale as an outreach to all members of the community. Everything will be priced to sell, and the leftovers will go to Restoration Ministries in Harvey. If you have questions, please contact Bill Moser. We hope the entire parish will support this effort. Thanks!
  
Care for Our Common Home: Interfaith Forest Clean-Up in Oak Forest
The SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) will be doing a litter cleanup project at the Yankee Woods forest preserve in Oak Forest (just north of Central Avenue and 167th Street) on Sunday, July 8. The clean-up will be from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with ice cream afterwards. Gloves, sticks, bags, and water will be provided. This is a great opportunity if you need community service hours for school as well as a great opportunity to work and talk with people of different faiths. Contact Bryan Burke by July 4 to sign-up.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Announcements for June 10th


ICE CREAM SOCIAL
St. John’s Ice Cream Social is a wonderful part of the Fourth of July tradition in Flossmoor. It is our gift to the community. Many volunteers are needed for preparation at 9 a.m. on July 3rd, for set-up at 9 a.m. on July 4th and for clean-up around noon afterwards. Can you contribute time to help set-up, host or clean-up for the event? Contact Gale Michael to volunteer.  Contributions from parishioners help us continue to offer children’s entertainment at the event and to keep food costs low. Look for red, white and blue donation envelopes around the church.

RUMMAGE SALE
We’re planning an all-parish rummage sale for Saturday, July 21. We’ll begin collecting clean, useful items of all sorts July 8. The proceeds will be used for the Rectory update, and we hope to use the sale as an outreach to all members of the community. Everything will be priced to sell, and the leftovers will go to Restoration Ministries in Harvey. If you have questions, please contact Bill Moser. We hope the entire parish will support this effort. Thanks!