Watch St. John's Online Service for March 29, 2020

If you missed Candace's first online service on March 29, you can watch it here. Just click the link below:   Read more

Keep the babies of North Porch warm

Through December 22 we’ll support the mothers and babies of North Porch in Newark, by collecting new coats, hats, and mittens for infants & toddlers.  Collection box is in the Narthex. Read more

You Can Pledge Electronically at St. John's

The ministry and lifeblood of our blessed community depends on our faithful and participatory members, for which we are truly grateful. . . . As an annual pledger, no matter how much you give, you help build and grow our community. During March while we aren't holding our usual Sunday services, please consider using our electronic site for your Pledge donations! Click here to pledge or donate Read more

St. Paul's Men's Shelter Frequently Asked Questions

What is the St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter? Read more

Blessing of the Animals

Join us in Octoer to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a blessing of the animals. Everyone is invited to bring their pets and/or stuffed animals into the service. Read more

Human Needs Food Pantry Needs Donations

The Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair needs food donations for the Thanksgiving season and St. John's is sponsoring a food drive to help supplement the Pantry's supplies. Non-perishable items needed include: Read more

North Porch Asks for Support

North Porch Women and Infants’ Centers has put out a specific request for baby wipes and volunteers at its Newark center at 24 Rector Street. Read more

Confirmation Q&A

Who can be confirmed? Anyone who seeks God and is drawn to Jesus Christ is welcome. While confirmation is especially appropriate for adults, our bishop allows those in eighth grade or older to participate. Our prayer book states that those being confirmed must be baptized, be sufficiently instructed in the Christian faith, be penitent for their sins, and be ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.    Read more

Our Life in Christ

Our Weekly Services are traditional in style, yet intimate and familial in tone. We use the Episcopal liturgy from the Book of Common Prayer, and we have been open to using prayers and readings from other sources and traditions. We have had a rabbi give guest sermons, and have shared a service with a Muslim congregation. We encourage the children and youth of our parish to participate in our services by making presentations and giving individual readings and musical solos. Those who participate in our worship are nourished by the experience and contribute to making it a sacred experience.   Read more

Our Town

The site of Montclair was an established homeland of the Lenape Indians who lived here many years ago. In the late 1600’s The Dutch created a settlement called Speertown and the English created one called Cranetown – both transformed the landscape forever. The current Valley Road of today provided a link between the two settlements. By 1868, these settlements merged to form Montclair as we know it today. Read more