Operation Christmas Child 2017
For 2017, St. John Hopewell collected 72 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Youth and Sunday School teachers of the congregation again helped finish preparing the boxes for shipment.
With a generous memorial donation from a late member of our congregation, St John collaborated with Parkway Elementary School to provide their students a Buddy Bench, a place to encourage friendship on the playground. Pictured is Parkway Elementary Principal Esselstein with some of St John’s youngest members.
Valentines Lasagna Dinner 2017
Operation Christmas Child 2016
St. John Hopewell again participated in Operation Christmas Child. This year the congregation collected 46 boxes. Children and Sunday School teachers of the congregation helped finish packing the boxes for shipment. The boxes will eventually be distributed to needy children around the world.
Rally Day 2016
St. Johns celebrated Rally Day after a patriotic service remembering the tragic events of 9-11. Rally Day events included music performances and presentations from the Henderson Settlement volunteers and Operation Christmas Child. Chicken BBQ dinners were available through a fundraiser for the House of Hope held by the Board of Education.
Chatta-John Canoeing Trip
On July 1, 2016, members of the Chatta-John Youth Group took a trip the “Auglaize Canoe and Kayak” in Oakwood, Ohio.
The Day of Pentecost, May 15, 2016, also celebrated a few of its younger members. David confirmed his faith in Confirmation. David and Cindy participated in their First Communion.
Easter Sunrise Breakfast 2016
The congregation enjoyed a well decorated breakfast prepared by St. John’s Youth Group following the Easter Sunrise Service.
Palm Sunday 2016
Celebrating the Procession of Palms with the children during the Palm Sunday service.
Valentines Lasagna Dinner 2016
CALL Food Pantry Backpack Program
Baptism of Newest Member
Christmas Break Bags
Members of the congregation assembledÂ at Parkway Elementary School to prepare “Christmas Break Bags” for Parkway students.
On December 5th, the Chatta-John Youth Group enjoyed an outing to Pizza Hut before attending a concert at Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, Ohio featuring the American contemporary Christian music band, MercyMe.
Women of the Church Christmas Party 2015
The women of the church’s annual Christmas party was held December 1st. A carry-in meal was followed by a program telling the origin of some favorite Christmas songs. The evening concluded with a lively “dice game” gift exchange.