Sunday, January 16, 2011

St. John's Weekly Reminder, January 16

No Presbyterian Youth Fellowship Meeting, January 16, 5 pm: PYF Lock-in Saturday, January 22 - Sunday, January 23, 8:30 pm – 9 am. For questions about PYF, please call or email Mary Sterner (713)723-6262

Hear ye! Hear ye!!
The February 5th St. John's Breakfast is coming soon! Save the date on your calendar! As usual, breakfast is at 8:00 am, followed by our speaker at 8:30. Mr. George Gaston, new CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, will fill us in on the new hospitals at the Southwest location. Bring a friend or two.

Souper Bowl of Caring, February 6: St. John’s youth will again participate in the annual Souper Bowl of Caring followed by a soup luncheon in McPhail Hall. Plan to come for homemade soups and fellowship.

Blood Drive Returning to St. John’s: St. John’s will host five Sunday blood drives in 2011: February 27, May 1, July 10, September 11 and December 18. Come and bring your friends and neighbors as you share the gift of life!

Grace International Children’s Foundation is having its annual dinner reporting about all the progress at the Lulwanda Children’s Home in Uganda. It’s being held on Saturday, January 22 at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. We have a group attending from St. John’s and welcome anyone else who would like to go with us. The cost is $10 and if you would like to go, the deadline for signing up is today, January 16. Contact Phyllis Freeman at 713-776-3548.

Red Cross Disaster Team – St. John’s has been an official Red Cross Disaster Center for the past ten years. If we are to continue being available when a need arises, we need new volunteers. For information or to signup, please contact Phyllis Freeman, 713-776-3548.

January BIM Month:
January is St. John’s month to provide for the B.I.M. food pantry. Help by picking up an empty grocery bag today under the walkway and returning a filled bag to the church any Sunday in January, or place a check in the offering plate with BIM on the memo line. BIM can buy $27 worth of canned food from the Houston Food Bank for