“Solas” Celtic Winter Gathering December 7th
St John’s Episcopal Church on 1419 Pine Street in Boulder is offering an evening of Celtic music and worship. On Sunday December 7th at 6:00pm the church will hold a gathering in the tradition of Celtic Christianity. Some of the hallmarks of Celtic Christianity are hospitality, equality, and inclusion; a deep connection with the earth as mother; the engagement of poetry, art, story-telling, and song; and experiential participatory worship that draws in all the senses.
Celtic musicians Jessie Burns (fiddle), Margot Krimmel (harp and vocals), Beth Gadbaw (drums and vocals), and Annie Sirotniak (guitar) will offer beautiful and meditative music and lead attendees in song.
Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Worship & Pie Fellowship
This joint event will be held at Trinity Lutheran on Wednesday, November 26th at 7 pm. Join in worship with 4 other downtown churches (Pine Street Church, First Congregational, Trinity Lutheran, and First United Methodist). Service is at 7 pm. followed by fellowship (with lots of pie!!). Plan to join us for this wonderful time together. Bring a pie to share!
Whittier Elementary School Book Drive
For the third year in a row, St. John's is pairing with Whittier Elementary School, our Pine Street neighbor, to provide mini-libraries to students in need. Please bring new (preferred) or very gently used books for the book drive to the book push cart in the rotunda at St. John's on Sunday mornings from now until December 14th, or to the St. John's office during the week. We'll bless the books at the 9:30 a.m. service on December 14th, and afterwards we'll sort and wrap them for delivery to Whittier that week. Click here for a list of suggested books. Students receiving the books may not be reading at grade level, so please keep this in mind when shopping for books. If you'd like to contribute money to buy books (which we can do for $1 per book from the Scholastic Book Club), please write a check to St. John's and put "Book Drive" on the memo line.
Paul, Rome and the Kingdom of God
Join preeminent New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on location in Turkey as they trace the Apostle Paul's footsteps throughout the Roman Empire. This 12-session DVD and web-based study explores fresh insights into Paul's message of the Kingdom of God, its challenge to Roman imperial theology, and the apostle's radical relevance for today. Filmed in high definition across Turkey, Greece, and Italy. Participant Guide written by John Dominic Crossan.