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September Featured Events

SJBC Clusters

If you have been trying to find a way to connect with God and His family in 2017, this is your chance.  In order to provide the kind of community that is necessary and desired, our church is moving towards building smaller communities – membership clusters.  Joining a cluster is a great way to get to know each other and grow closer – to each other and God.  In the cluster ministry, you will experience honest communication, deeper friendships and a growing intimacy with God

For more information, you may call the church office: (410) 992-6977.  Please also pick up a hardcopy of SJBC Membership Clusters and information related to those clusters meeting dates, at the literature stands located near the Information Center.


SJBC Bible Study
Tues., Sept. 5th, 7 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 6th, 12 Noon, SJBC Fellowship Hall

SJBC Bible Study resumed in August. This is a 9 week study and you have your choice of attending either an afternoon session or evening session – 

7 p.m. – Tues., Sept. 5th through Tues., Sept. 26th

12 noon – Wed., Sept. 6th through Wed., Sept. 27th

We will study Romans Chapters 9-12

For more information contact Facilitator Rev. Truitt at 410.992-6977 x1007


SJBC Women's Ministry Prayer Call
1st and 3rd Thurs., 7 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
 

Join the SJBC Women’s Ministry for its prayer call on Thursday, Sept. 7th and Sept. 21st.

These Mana prayer conference calls take place every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  Please mark your calendar so you don’t forget.

Conference line is 218.339.0699; passcode 974712#


Grief Share
Thurs, Sept. 7th through Dec.  7th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., SJBC

Grief Share is a FREE special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  Join us at St John for a journey from mourning to joy!

This seminar meets every Thurs. from 12 noon – 2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. beginning Sept. 7th through Dec. 7th.

The course is free, however, the required workbook can be purchased ($15) in advance by going to http://www.stjohnbaptistchurch.org/ministry-resources/  and clicking Griefshare.  We’d love for you to join us.  So, please register so that we can ensure accuracy in our guest count.

If you have any questions please email Rev. Truitt  or call (410) 992-6977 x1007


Women’s Ministry “Fill My Cup” Breakfast
Sat., Sept. 9th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., SJBC

Please Join Us for our Quarterly Women’s Ministry Bountiful Breakfast Buffet.

The Menu will include Eggs (with and without cheese), Salmon Croquetts, Grits, Bacon, Turkey Sausage, and Cooked Apples

Tickets: $10.00 per person and can be purchased at discoversjbcevents.eventbrite.com; from any member of the Women’s Ministry, or in the Fellowship Hall after services. Registration Deadline– Wed., Sept. 6th

September is our OUTREACH Activity

We will be supporting the women at the Grass Roots Crisis Intervention Center

  1. We will prepare and deliver lunch for the women in the Grass Roots center on Saturday.
  2. We are also collecting travel-sized toiletries and feminine products from the St John Women’s Ministry: Suggested items include: lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, wipes, feminine products, etc.
  3. Please bring travel sized toiletry items with you on Sat., Sept. 9th.

SJBC Mentoring Program 25th Annual Man-to-Man and 12th Annual Woman-to-Woman Opening Ceremony and Brunch
Sat., Sept. 9th, 10:00 a.m., SJBC Fellowship Hall 

Please join us for our opening ceremony and brunch.

The SJBC Mentoring Program is seeking adult volunteer mentors, 25 years or older to participate for the academic school year 2017-2018.  The Mentoring Program matches (one-on-one) caring and positive adult African American males and females (mentors) with young African American males and females (mentees).

For more details contact the Mentoring Office at (410) 992-6977 ext. 1009  or email Sis. Carolyn Gayle


 MYAC - Millenial Young Adult Cluster
2nd and 4th Wed., 8 p.m.

If you are between the ages of 18 -35, this group is for you!  Each meeting has a topical discussion about things that affect this generation.  We have spiritual development, as well as an active social agenda.  For more information please contact Bro. Carl Taylor and/or Minister of Music, Eric Byrd.

Our meeting dates for this month are Sept. 13th and 27th.  Mark your calendar. 


 

Columbia’s People of Faith 50th Anniversary
Sun., Sept. 17th, 2 p.m., Chrysalis Amphitheatre, Merriweather Park-Symphony Woods, Columbia

On Sun., Sept. 17th at 2 p.m., all are invited to celebrate Columbia’s Interfaith Centers on their 50th Anniversary at the Chrysalis Amphitheatre at Merriweather Park-Symphony Woods.  The day marks the first worship service held at St John Roman Catholic Church at Slayton House.  Our own Rev. Turner and Rev. Paige Getty of The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia are co-directors of this special event.  No tickets required. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair to sit.


Annual Leadership Retreat
Sat., Sept.23rd, 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, SJBC Fellowship Hall

Mark your calendars for this annual event.  It is for all Ministry Leaders and any member interested in becoming one. Join Rev. Turner and come to be inspired and informed in preparation for planning the 2018 calendar year!


Fifth Educational Forum
Mon., Sept. 25th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Long Reach High School, 6101 Dobbin Lane, Columbia

The African American Community Roundtable of Howard County and the Howard County Public School System will host its Fifth  Educational Forum titled “ The Fierce Urgency of Now: Educating Every Student Through the Lens of Equity”

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Martriano, HCPSS Interim Superintendent

Light Refreshments will be served

October Featured Events
SJBC Women's Ministry Prayer Call
1st and 3rd Thurs., 7 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Join the SJBC Women’s Ministry for its prayer call on Thursday, Oct. 5th and Oct. 19th.

These Mana prayer conference calls take place every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  Please mark your calendar so you don’t forget.

Conference line is 218.339.0699; passcode 974712#


REMNANT for Teens
Fri., Oct. 6th, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., SJBC

REMNANT for Teens resumes this month, Fri., Oct. 6th.

Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, snacks and the WORD!

Youth are encouraged are to bring a friend.

Please contact Rev. Janelle with any questions.

Be sure and mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month for REMNANT Teens.


Free Showing of "The Shack"
Sat., Oct. 7th, 1 p.m., SJBC Fellowship Hall

The Deacon Ministry invites you (Ages 13 and older) to a free showing of “The Shack”, followed by small group discussions designed to “un-pack” what you learned.

The movie provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and expand your understanding of Christian principles such as:
The Holy Trinity- Faith– Grief-Trusting God-Guilt– Being Non-Judgmental– Wisdom

Doors Open at 12:30 p.m., The Movie Promptly begins at 1:00 p.m. 

Light refreshments served

Please register at discoversjbcevents.eventbrite.com to attend.   Seating is limited.


People Acting Together in Howard County (PATH) Choir Showcase

Sat., Oct. 7th, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

All are invited to come hear, sing, and celebrate with four PATH member congregation choirs.

St John Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Guilford
St Johns United Methodist/ Presbyterian
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Buy tickets here PATH Choir Showcase


MYAC - Millennial Young Adult Cluster
2nd and 4th Wed., 8 p.m.

Too mature for high school church, but not quite yet mature enough for the Golden Hearts?

We invite you to join the Young Adult Cluster, a lively group of young professionals between 21 and 35 years old, as we deepen our faith, engage in fellowship, and celebrate life to the fullest!

Interested in joining us?  For more information please contact Carl Taylor and/or Kimmy Hilson.

Our meeting dates for this month are Oct. 11th and 25th.  Mark your calendar.


Grief Share
Thursdays, 12 noon to 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., SJBC

Grief Share is a FREE special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them.  Join us at St John for a journey from mourning to joy!

This seminar meets every Thurs. from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 7th.  The next session will meet on Oct. 12th.

The course is free, however there is a required workbook which can be purchased ($15) onsite at the time you attend the session.

We’d love for you to join us.  Please register at discoversjbcevents.eventbrite.com so we can know to expect you.

If you have any questions email Rev. Truitt or call her at 410.99.6977 x1007.


SJBC Women’s Ministry “Fill My Cup” A Spiritual Fellowship
Sat., Oct. 14th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., SJBC

The morning will be filled with prayer, praise, worship, spiritual fellowship, and prize give-a-ways.

This Spiritual Fellowship will feature a reading of “Through Her Eyes Bible Studies on Women in Scripture” by Deborah Spink Winter and will focus on the book of Ruth (Chapter 4).

Please register at discoversjbcevents.eventbrite.com.  Registration closes on Fri., Oct. 13th.

All women are invited to join us for this spiritual fellowship.

A Complimentary Continental Breakfast will be provided

Howard County Leaders Luncheon Benefiting UNCF
Thurs., Oct. 19th, 12 Noon, DoubleTree Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia

This vital fundraising event will support deserving students from Maryland and across the Washington Metro area and will send a clear message that the Howard County business community cares about education and will invest in better futures for young people.  Register online at uncf.org/howardcountyluncheon.


Not My Child…Yes, Your Child!!!
Thurs., Oct. 19th, 7 p.m., Marriotts Ridge High School Auditorium

Howard County Parents/Adults –
Concerned about the stress facing your overachieving child or the peer pressure of middle school and high school?  

Think your child will never get involved with drugs?

Dealing with your child’s experimentation?

Come out on Oct. 19th and hear life-changing information and receive answers to your questions.  Gain powerful insights from parents and others with stories and wisdom to share.

This event is free and open to the public.

This program is offered in partnership with HC DrugFree, Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA.

For more details go to www.hcdrugfree.org, or call 443.325.0040


REMNANT KIDZ for Elementary School
Fri., Oct. 20th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., SJBC

Please join us for an evening of fun, fellowship, snacks and the WORD!

Youth are encouraged are to bring a friend.

Please contact Sis. Rhonda B. with any questions.

Be sure and mark your calendars for the third Friday of every month for REMNANT KIDZ.


Men’s Health Symposium
Sat., Oct 21st, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, SJBC
 

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for African American men in the United States. 

We invite all men to join us on this spiritual journey to great cardio health as our own Dr. Matt Silver will lead us through the critical importance of heart health and breakthrough preventive steps we all can take to discover and combat cardiovascular diseases.

Be sure and mark your calendars for the following Men’s Ministry events: Man-Power Hour, Wed., Nov. 8th, 7 p.m. Men’s Day, Sun., Nov. 12th, all three services (8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12 noon)


Drug Take Back Day in Howard County
Sat., Oct. 28th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilde Lake Village Center Parking Lot, 5305 Village Center Drive, Columbia

Three out of four people using heroin began with the use of prescription medication.
On Oct. 28th come out and dispose of your unwanted or expired medications at HC DrugFree’s one-day, convenient drive-thru drop-off location (accepting medication, needles, syringes & EpiPens).

For details, go to www.HCDrugFree.org or call 443.325.0040.

November Featured Events
SJBC Women's Ministry Prayer Call
1st and 3rd Thurs., 7 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
 

Join the SJBC Women’s Ministry for its prayer call on Thursday, Nov. 2nd and Nov. 16th.

These Mana prayer conference calls take place every 1st and 3rd Thursday.  Please mark your calendar so you don’t forget.

Conference line is 218.339.0699; passcode 974712# 


Yoga
Sat., Nov. 4th, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., SJBC Fellowship Hall

Come experience the many benefits of yoga:  It improves health, restores balance and flexibility and teaches us how to quiet our busy minds.

Needed:  A Yoga mat (available at local stores for $5 – $10)

Registration fee, $10 – Pay at door, cash only

For more information contact Rev. Ostein Truitt by email or call her at 410.992.6977 x1007  


MYAC - Millennial Young Adult Cluster
2nd and 4th Wed., 8 p.m.

Too mature for high school church, but not quite yet mature enough for the Golden Hearts?

We invite you to join the Young Adult Cluster, a lively group of young professionals between 21 and 35 years old, as we deepen our faith, engage in fellowship, and celebrate life to the fullest!

Interested in joining us?  For more information please contact Carl Taylor and/or Kimmy Hilson.

Our meeting dates for this month are Nov. 8th and 22nd.  Mark your calendar. 


SJBC Theater Cluster Suits for Success Drive
Sat., Nov. 11th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Classroom 152; Sun., Nov. 12th, Following all three services, Fellowship Hall

To assist disadvantaged women seeking employment, please donate your business dress attire; clean, and on hangers, on Sat., Nov. 11th and Sun. Nov. 12th.

Be sure and sample a dessert when you drop off your suits as a treat to yourself.

Sponsored by the SJBC Theater Cluster with Success in Style, Inc.


Jazz Vespers Concert Service Featuring The Eric Byrd Trio 
Sat., Nov. 18th, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., SJBC Sanctuary 

Please come and celebrate the new CD release of THE SACRED MUSIC SESSIONS VOL 1: SAINTS ARE STILL MARCHING Jazz Vespers Concert with the award winning Eric Byrd Trio.

This new project and concert will feature Spirituals, Gospels and Hymns performed in brand-new arrangements.

Before each song is played there will be a bible passage read by Rev. Robert Turner, Rev Ostein Truitt, Rev Janelle Bruce, Rev John Cheek and more! 

Tickets are $25 and include a CD.  Purchase tickets at discoversjbcevents.eventbrite.com


What Do We Have To Gain? Faith Based Forum & Dialogue on Racism and Patriotism
Mon., Nov. 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., SJBC

Please join us for an engaging and empowering community event as we hold a faith based dialogue around racism and patriotism.

Congressman Elijah Cummings will host the event along with Delegate Vanessa E. Atterbeary and rev. Dr. Robert Turner.

All attendees will receive a “How to Have Prayerful Conversations Toolkit” as a gift before leaving.

Strategic Supporters:
Rev. Paige Getty, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Rabbi Susan Grossman, Beth Shalom Temple
Fathers Jerry Bowen & Fazolinio Leandro, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Honor God with your wealth, and the first fruits of all your produce. - Proverbs 3:9

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