Showing posts with label St John's Episcopal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St John's Episcopal. Show all posts

Friday, September 24, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Open To Kids And Families - Sep 27 through Oct 31, 2021

Pick your perfect pumpkin as you browse among hundreds of pumpkins and gourds. Hosted on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 237 Pleasant St., Franklin, kids and families will enjoy searching for the best to take home. 

Shop Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.  

Select from hundreds of small, medium and large pumpkins and gourds beginning Monday, September 27, 2021 through October 31, 2021.  Children can also enjoy activities and games on the front lawn. 

The pumpkins and gourds are grown on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and provide jobs for the people there. They use sustainable farming practices, so they're gentle on the earth. 

If you have any questions, call St. John’s Episcopal Church at 508-528-2387.
Pick your perfect pumpkin at 237 Pleasant Street. And remember: it’s cool to shop local!

Call 508-528-2387
Like us Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

Love your pet? Come to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a special Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, September 26 during the 10am worship service on the front lawn of the church ... in the pumpkin patch. 

The Rev. Kathy McAdams will lead the Sunday service that includes a special blessing for all pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is associated with the patronage of animals and the natural environment. Bring your dog, cat, bird, goat or whomever is your beloved pet (on a leash or in a carrier, please). Favorite stuffed animals and photos of pets are welcome too!

Everyone is invited. 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin, MA

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Like us on Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
On Twitter   @FranklinStJohns
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 

Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ready. Set. Bid. - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin is getting creative initiating their first Virtual Silent Auction for the public from August 27 through September 10. People will have a chance to bid on merchandise from local and regional businesses. Select from a variety of goods and services: food, retail merchandise, electronics, kid and adult activities, sports, museums & outings.

Access the auction three ways: 

1) the auction link at https://www.32auctions.com/StJohnsFranklin

2) St. John’s Church website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org

3) on Facebook at St. John’s Episcopal Church   https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsfranklinma

Just register your name and contact details and the list of items will be displayed. It’s easy to scroll through and make your bid. Check back often to update your bid! Bidding starts August 27 at 12:15 am and will end Friday, September 10 at 12 noon. The highest bidder on each item will be contacted.

“Last year was tough on everyone,” said Rev. Kathy McAdams. “We have continued to gather for worship in whatever way possible. We have continued to serve the community by growing food for the Franklin Food Pantry,  providing lunch for Common Cathedral and its unhoused congregation twice, and installing a handicap-accessible restroom.” 

Funds earned from the silent auction help continue outreach to the area, Rev. McAdams added. “Please participate in our on-line auction, as well as the Pumpkin Patch in October, so that we can continue to have a positive impact in the Franklin community and beyond.”  

The Virtual Silent Auction and Pumpkin Patch replace the church’s holiday fair this winter. The annual Christmas Fair has been a staple in Franklin and a source of income for St. John’s Church. 

Want more details? Contact Blanca DiGiacomo at 617-429-4676 or blancadigiacomo@verizon.net

Ready. Set. Bid.  - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction
Ready. Set. Bid.  - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction


Monday, March 15, 2021

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin


Palm Sunday - March 28th, 10 AM

on Facebook Live

Tenebrae - Wednesday, March 31, 7 PM
Service of Darkness and Light
on Facebook Live

Maundy Thursday - April 1st, 7 PM
on Facebook Live

Good Friday - April 2
Stations of the Cross
pre-recorded with Franklin United Methodist Church 
and Franklin Federated Church

Easter Day - April 4th
9am - Easter Egg Hunt
10am - Drive-in Service of Resurrection
Listen on your car radio or Facebook Live

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin
Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin


Saturday, February 13, 2021

St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday - Feb 17

Join St John's for Ash Wednesday on Facebook Live
 
St John's Episcopal Church will offer an Ash Wednesday service on Facebook Live on February 17 at 7 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/753464702258770/
 
If you would like to pick-up ashes ahead of time, please contact Rev Kathy at Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org.
 
 
St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday
St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday

 
 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM

You are invited to join us for a festive Christmas Eve service at 9 PM on Facebook Live: St John's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsfranklinma). 

Blessings to you and yours in this season of light and hope.

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM
St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM


Friday, October 30, 2020

St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7

Bring your clothing, linens, and other soft goods
All items must be clean and in good, clean and sellable condition.
Our Goal is 150 bags to make $1,000

We Can Accept

  • Clothes (bagged) - men's, women's and children's - shoes, fashion accessories, belts, purses, bags, backpacks
  • Household Textiles (bagged) - blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains

Please email Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org to pledge the number of bags you will bring 

When:  November 7, 2020    9 AM-12 noon
 
Where:  St. John's Episcopal Church    
237 Pleasant Street, Franklin
 
 
Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder for this event
 
St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7
St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week

This is the last week for St John’s Pumpkin Patch, so if you don’t already have your pumpkins and gourds - for eating and decorating, head on down to 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin. 

We’re open Mon - Fri from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday (Halloween) from 12 - 7:00 PM.

We’ll have a Costume Contest at 3:00 PM on Halloween. Prizes for the Scariest, Funniest, and Most Original.

 

St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week
St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October

The Pumpkins are here!

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street
Mon-Fri 5-8 PM and Sat/Sun 12-8 PM through October 31.

Various sizes and prices of carving pumpkins, baking pumpkins, as well as specialty pumpkins and gourds.

Activities for children:

  • Witch's Hat Ring Toss - Sunday, October 4 from 4-8 PM  
  • Paper Pumpkin Craft - Sunday, October 18
  • Costume Contest - Saturday October 31 at 3 PM

 

 

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October
Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October

Sunday, August 30, 2020

"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"

Temple Etz Chaim (@TECFranklin) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Wed, Aug 26, 2020:
Looking for something to listen to or watch that is Temple Etz Chaim related?  Check out our new page with great content and see what Rabbi Alpert has been up to!  

"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…" The wfpr.fm radio show archive is found online here https://t.co/rpjpRaPcQH


Picked by the Franklin radar via Twitter https://t.co/6Wj7SVZZ3y



"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"
"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Stuff a Truck - Sep 20

Come and Stuff A Truck...with used clothing and household items

You’ve probably had some extra time recently to clean out your closets, basement, attic and other storage places in your home. And, you may have been at a loss for what to do with those extra clothes and household items that you want to discard. We can help!

Bring them to St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin, on Sunday, September 20th from 11 AM - 2 PM. We'll take them to Savers and get paid by the pound, to help fund our work in the Franklin community and beyond.

For more information:

Stuff a Truck - Sep 20
Stuff a Truck - Sep 20


Thursday, August 13, 2020

St John's Paint Night, Stuff-a-Truck, and Outdoor Worship

St John's Virtual Paint Night fundraiser - Friday, Aug 28 from 7-9 PM

St John's Paint Night
St John's Paint Night
Learn to paint this masterpiece by Canvas 'n Cup in Milford. $38 includes canvas, brushes, paint, and 2 hours instruction by Zoom. RSVP to Admin@stjohnsfranklinma.org or 508-528-2387 by Monday, Aug 24. 

20% of proceeds go to St John's.

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Stuff-a-truck - Sunday, September 20 (11 AM - 2 PM)

Now that we've all got our closets cleaned-out and organized, bring those extra clothes and household items to St John's. We'll take them to Savers and get paid by the pound. 237 Pleasant St, Franklin

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Join us for Outdoor Worship every Sunday at 10 AM on our lawn. Bring your own chair and mask. In the event of rain, we'll still be on Facebook Live, as we are every Sunday.


The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector
St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklin, MA
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org


Saturday, July 11, 2020

St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Worship - now scheduled for July 19

St John's Episcopal Church to re-gather for Outdoor Worship Sunday, July 19
St John's Outdoor worship postponed till July 19
We need a little more time to pull together the details. Bring your chair and mask NEXT Sunday (7/19/20) at 10 AM

Bring your own chair and mask for worship on our front lawn.
See you Sunday (7/19/20) at 10 AM. We'll still be live streaming on Facebook, as well.


St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Service - July 19
St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Service - July 19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Service - July 19

St John's Episcopal Church to re-gather for Outdoor Worship THIS Sunday, July 12th
St John's Outdoor worship postponed till July 19
We need a little more time to pull together the details. Bring your chair and mask NEXT Sunday (7/19/20) at 10 AM

Bring your own chair and mask for worship on our front lawn.

See you Sunday at 10 AM. We'll still be live streaming on Facebook, as well.


St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Service - July 12
St John's Episcopal Church - Outdoor Service - July 12


Monday, June 8, 2020

A Minister, a Priest, and a Rabbi walk into a Radio Station ...

And a scintillating discussion ensues. 

FM #291 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 291 in the series. 


This special edition shares the audio of the new Franklin Public Radio show that was broadcast for the first time Sunday morning, June 7:  “A Minister, a Priest and a Rabbi walk into a Radio Station
This new program is an interview format with Rabbi Tom Alpert (Temple Etz Chaim), Rev. Kathy McAdams (St. John's Episcopal Church) and Rev Eric Cherry (First Universalist Society of Franklin).  Jay Horrigan and Pandora Carlucci co-facilitate the discussion. Pete Fasciano and Keith Palmieri handle the technical details.
This first conversation covers the following questions:
  • What’s the latest on how your congregation is facing the COVID pandemic? 
  • What are your thoughts on the social and religious response to George Floyd’s murder?
The recording runs about 28 minutes, so let’s listen to the first of this new show: https://www.hipcast.com/podcast/HWRz6hF7



A Priest, A Rabbi and AMinister Walk Into A Radio Station ...
A Priest, A Rabbi and A Minister Walk Into A Radio Station ...

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Virtual book discussion scheduled for Wednesday evenings

St John's Episcopal Church invites you to join us for a book discussion by Zoom

We will read and discuss together The Book of Joy : Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

Wednesdays from 5:30-7 PM

  • April 29 (Day 1)
  • May 6 (Days 2 &;3)
  • May 13 (pillars 1-7)
  • May 20 (remainder, incl practices)


Please email Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org to request a Zoom invitation.


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The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector
St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklin, MA
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org


Virtual book discussion scheduled for Wednesday evenings
Virtual book discussion scheduled for Wednesday evenings

Friday, March 13, 2020

St John's Episcopal Church Suspends Worship & Programs for 2 weeks


"For the next two weeks, through March 26th, all programs and worship at St John's will be cancelled. That includes the Newcomers' Brunch, Junior Youth Group, Wed Morning Prayer, The Mind-Body-Spirit March dates, Sunday worship, and Church School.

I will livestream worship on Sunday at 10am via FaceBook. We will reach out to those in the parish who don't have email, and encourage all of you to stay connected with each other by phone.

Please remember that God is ever present with us in this time of uncertainty, and be not afraid."

Many blessings,
The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector

857-237-9428
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org

St John's Episcopal Church Suspends Worship & Programs for 2 weeks
St John's Episcopal Church Suspends Worship & Programs for 2 weeks


Monday, March 2, 2020

Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s - a three part series

St John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin, MA presents a three-part series entitled "Mind-Body-Spirit". This free series of seminars, workshops, activities, and demonstrations is open to the community and welcomes anyone interested in enhancing their well-being.


MIND
March 22nd & 29th 2 PM–4 PM
If you are experiencing stress and anxiety, come learn how Dr. Trudy Good, a clinical psychologist with 12+ years of experience,
can help. Join us for Dr. Good’s seminar and workshop to learn about how our minds deal with stress, mindful practice (the science behind it and its practical application to your life). Learn self-care for managing stress and how mindfulness can help.


BODY.
April 26th 12:30 PM–4 PM
Looking for new ways to care for your body? Come to St John’s Health and Wellness Fair. Register to enjoy a free, catered lunch.
Explore healthy eating habits, new exercise routines, and ideas for preventative care.
Enjoy samples of healthy and tasty snacks. Learn about nutrition, and watch demonstrations from award winning nutritionist Tricia Silverman. Participate in activities to learn first-hand how you can take better care of your body, including sessions on T'ai Chi, Yoga, and Zumba.

Take a minute (or 10) to relax with a free chair massage. Learn more about acupuncture and get a confidential health screening to check your blood pressure, glucose, and more.
Leave feeling relaxed and more in control of your body.
Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s
Mind-Body-Spirit at St. John’s


*BODY SESSION BONUS*
Enter to win door prizes and raffles for gift vouchers to local vendors, including:
a 3mo fitness membership or 6-mo individual tennis membership to Adirondack Club-$220 value
  • a $175 Gift Certificate to Franklin YMCA
  • Free Trial Week Passes to Franklin YMCA
  • a Ninja personal blender and to-go cup
  • a Whole Foods gift certificate
  • a Healthy foods gift basket
  • a fruit infuser water bottle
  • and MUCH more!



SPIRIT.
May 17th 2 PM–4 PM
Allow Ethel Fraga, a highly respected mindfulness-based stress reduction instructor, centering prayer presenter, and a spiritual director, to guide your spirit in understanding and connecting with the sacredness of life.
Ms. Fraga has been a student of contemplative spirituality for 52 years and practices meditation daily. Learn from her how you can enrich your life through Christian Contemplative Practice.


All events are free, but registration is highly recommended. Childcare and refreshments available at all events.
To learn more visit: http://stjohnsfranklinma.org/
To register, or to learn more, please contact: Amali De Zoysa (508) 528-2387
St John’s Episcopal Church-237 Pleasant St. Franklin, MA 02038 stjohns.mindbodyspirit@gmail.com


Download your copy of the flyer here or from copy embedded below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tEanB4_hkwj2YEWqHcOnipyUiBY8giYu/view?usp=sharing





Tuesday, February 25, 2020

St John's Episcopal: Lenten services

  • Ash Wednesday Service - February 26 at 7 PM
  • Lenten Soup Supper and Book Study 
Join us to read and discuss Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. Mondays, March 2nd & 9th from 6-8 PM.
 
St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St, Franklin

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The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector
(cell) 857-237-9428
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org

St John's Episcopal: Lenten services
St John's Episcopal: Lenten services

Friday, February 14, 2020

St John's Episcopal: Shrove Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Soup and Supper

Bring the whole family for Pancakes on "Shrove Sunday"as we prepare for Lent. Sunday, February 23rd, following the 10 AM Eucharist. at St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St, Franklin


  • Ash Wednesday Service
February 26th at 7 PM
St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St, Franklin


  • Lenten Soup Supper and Book Study
Join us to read and discuss Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. Mondays, Feb 24th, March 2nd and 9th from 6-8 PM.
St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant St, Franklin



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The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector
St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklin, MA
I'm off on Tuesdays and Saturdays, but call my cell in an emergency
(cell) 857-237-9428
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org


"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." - Horace Mann, native of Franklin, MA

St John's Episcopal: Shrove Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Soup and Supper
St John's Episcopal: Shrove Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Lenten Soup and Supper