Category: Board Blog

Church pandemic update: June 6, 2021

Greetings St. Johners,

The Board formulated a plan for handling this pandemic last fall setting forth stages for re-opening. For programming purposes, in December, we decided to remain closed through May. As cases decreased in our area, we moved to stage 3: Limited church usage for … read more.

The times, and pandemic rules, are “a-changin'”

Greetings St. John’s,

As Bob Dylan sang, “The times they are a changin’.”

Last Thursday’s CDC guidelines state that fully vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks or social distance in most situations, including indoors. And just a few weeks ago, their updated guidelines said … read more.

Preview the draft budget

We hope you have marked your calendar for the Annual Congregational meeting on June 6. At that time we will elect new members to the board of trustees as well as vote on a budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

Everyone is invited to attend budget … read more.

Policy revision regarding gifts

The Board is updating the St. John’s Policy Manual.  Many changes are simple tweaks to match policy with current practice or to revise language. We recently revisited the Policy on Gifts and want to review longstanding policies and also to explain a change. 

“Either Donations or … read more.

Church Closure Letter

Dear St. John’s Community,

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the Board of Trustees for St. John’s recently extended the closure of the church’s facilities through the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this may not come as a surprise for many, … read more.

Budget Planning FAQ

Annual Budget Planning 2020 – 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the limited budget?

The purpose of the limited budget at this early stage is to understand several different elements related to next year:

The minimum required to ‘keep the lights on’ at St. Johns … read more.