On the first, third, and fifth Sundays of each month, coffee and continental breakfast items are served in our parish hall (Bott Hall) following the 10:30 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome.
Brunch / Mini-Brunch
On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, a covered-dish brunch is served in the parish hall following the 10:30 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome....there is plenty of food.
Lemonade On The Lawn: That's right, it's getting to that time of year when it's nice enough outside to enjoy nature while socializing with your friends and fellow parishioners after church on Sundays. Stay tuned for periodic updates from the folks involved with Fellowship on when we'll be "sallying forth" to the lawn in the front church yard for delicious libations with fun things to munch on.
Epiphany – Twelfth Night
Traditionally the last night of the Christmas season, Epiphany celebrates the arrival of and presentation of gifts by the three kings to the Christ Child. In the tradition of the Eastern Church and in remembrance of the kings' gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, we also give out gifts at an end-of-the-season holiday dinner. At the close of dinner, a King Cake is presented for dessert. The cake's secret contents (three small dolls baked inside) determine the party-goers who will preside as kings for the evening. Once selected, the kings dress in royal robes to distribute small gifts to all. The evening closes with Evening Prayer.
Shrove Tuesday – Mardi Gras
The day before Ash Wednesday, which starts the somber, reflective season of Lent, is known by many names that include Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, and Shrove Tuesday. Historically, the day was used to "eat up" the last of the rich foods, such as milk, eggs, and fat, that must be "given up" by ritual fasting during the Lenten season to prepare for the celebration of Easter. St. John's celebrates Shrove Tuesday with a New Orleans-style Mardi Gras carnival fund-raiser dinner featuring catered dining and a live floor show.
Choral Concert Series -- The Choral Guild of Atlanta
The Choral Guild of Atlanta, the city's oldest community chorus, presents a series of free concerts at St. John’s every year. The ensemble's forty adult men and women present a wide variety of works of sacred and secular music on Saturday afternoons from September through May.
Yard Sale and Barbeque Lunch
In conjunction with the College Park city-wide yard sale, St. John’s makes church property available to members and neighbors to set up shop. The choir sets up with donated sale items, the Altr Guild hosts a bake sale and the Kitchen Volunteers produce great southern barbeque. All are here in an effort to raise money for their fall programs.
Anniversary Dinner and Show
Eat well and play well in celebration of the church’s anniversary. This annual fund raiser features a great three course catered dinner which is proceeded by a wine and cheese tasting and followed by a professional entertainer. For the last two years we have been pleased to have “The Song Bird of the South” Miss Tommy Macon.
All Souls Mass
The St John’s choir in cooperation with other area choirs and a chamber orchestra produce awonderful funeral mass during which we remember and celebrate the lives of our members, family and friends, who died in the past year. This is a full Requiem Mass celebrated at night by candlelight and in Latin. This beautiful service is free and open to all.
A fabulous holiday pot luck dinner featuring turkey, ham and all the trimmings. This special free dinner is open to all our friends and neighbors. Bring a dish and a friend and someone in need! A fabulous holiday pot luck dinner featuring turkey, ham and all the trimmings. This special free dinner is open to all our friends and neighbors. Bring a dish and a friend and someone in need!
Many people find that they need to start Christmas at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. This is one of the most important High Holy Days of the year. The Procession starts down the aisle of the beautifully decorated church at a time that will allow the beautiful Christmas and music to come to its conclusion at midnight when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Not many churches on the Southside produce a true Christmas Eve Mass. Don’t miss this one!
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