St. John’s has long been a multi-generational, family-oriented community and a pioneer of inclusion in the Episcopal Church. Families and individuals come from “many paths” to St. John’s but are attracted by the opportunity to grow spiritually on our “one journey” to God. St. John’s offers education groups for adults, parish-wide retreats, meditation and prayer groups as well as a youth community who have banded together for week-long mission trips to New Orleans, the Jersey Shore, and Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Our community has a tradition of a joyful, lingering exchange of peace during our worship. During this exchange, followed by the announcements about events of the coming week, any newcomer will begin to understand how a small congregation fosters an intimate, loving community. We like to consider ourselves as the little church that could. We often amaze ourselves with what we have accomplished spiritually, musically, and in outreach to the larger community.
We are not a "dress-up church," but a place where you may come as you are (although you should see us at weddings and other festive occasions!). In the summer months, we dispense with vestments altogether, so our acolytes and eucharistic ministers may sometimes wear T-shirt and shorts. Be comfortable, be casual, be ready to encounter the living God with us.