One of our own needs help! The beloved niece of a St. John member was caught in the Ukrainian conflict while studying abroad in Ukraine. A Liberian citizen, Bellor, has been able to relocate to Germany and has applied for a visa to the United States so she can continue her studies here. St. John is helping by providing her with the funds needed for housing and food as she waits for the process to bring her home to her family in the US. With God's grace, we hope to continue helping her in this way as long as it is needed.
Donation envelopes for Bellor are available in the Narthex.
As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we believe that God is calling us into the world – together. And with generous, loving hands, we can make a difference.
ELCA Good Gifts is your opportunity to provide critical support to the ministries and programs that mean the most to you and the people you love. https://goodgifts.elca.org
Each year we donate items to this Lutheran mission to offer Christian love, a helping hand and friendship to Seafarers from around the world. Select an item from our list, and the women of WELCA will organize and donate to this worthy cause. Visit the link below for a list of items needed.
St. John Lutheran Church Council voted to donate $1000 to Lutheran Disaster Response to help the people of Ukraine. Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits.
If you wish to contribute additional funds, please click the link provided below.
The NJ Synod is a geographical grouping of Evangelica Lutheran Church in America. To stay connected click the link below.
Beginning Thursday, September 21 - Join us in the lounge at noon every Thursday to discuss the Bible and its timeless message of faith. Feel free to bring a lunch if you wish. Study Title: SALVATION NOW by Rev. Dr. Anna Madden from Gather Magazine. CLICK HERE to view the video for session one.
For more information contact Diane B. at the email below.
Meets every second Tuesday evening from 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom. See main page for details.
Meets every second Monday at 3:30 pm in the lounge. See calendar page or contact Mary for more information.
Click here to visit the ELCA Daily Bible Reading online.
This informal groups meets at an area restaurant on the third Thursday of every month at 4:30pm. See calendar page or contact Lee for more information. Dinner Club will resume in September.
Women of the ELCA meets monthly in the lounge. See calendar page for details or click below.
United Methodist Communities at The Shores
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm
Escort residents from their apartments to our in-house hair salon.
Wheelchair experience preferred. Training provided.
Walking club – Tapestries (flexible days/times)
Enjoy an outdoor or indoor walk around our community.
Dementia education provided.
Friendly visits (flexible days/times)
Visit with residents in common areas inside and outside our community
Therapy dog volunteer (flexible days/times)
Escort our therapy dog, Melly to her visits with residents around our community
Must have experience with dogs. Training provided.
Musical volunteer (flexible days/times)
Entertain residents throughout the community with your instruments or our piano.
Activities volunteer (flexible days/times)
Engage in shuffleboard, ski ball, air hockey or pool with assisted living residents.
Assist as needed during events, concerts, activities and programs
Green thumb volunteer
Maintain our outdoor flower pots and garden as needed.
Bring your talents or interests to The Shores!
Contact Michele Musto with your projects/ideas to enhance the lives of our residents 609-391-6321
This program involves a series of conversations with professionals from various fields including Financial, Legal, Medical and Church related topics that all focus on "end of life" issues.
"Our future is rooted in today."
In November, 2021 we created a new endowment fund to support the mission and ministries of St. John, and Church Council has committed $10,000 to start the St. John "Cedar Fund." How can you help? Well, you'll notice some extra giving envelopes in the pews, and donations with "Cedar Fund" in the memo line will be gratefully accepted.