Photos & Video

Greening of the Church

St. John's volunteers did a beautiful job on Dec. 21 trimming our beautiful church with Christmas greens and flowers. See the slide show. View

Santa's Surprise Visit

There's a knock at the church door. Could it be St. Niclolas coming to bring gifts to the children gathered at the altar? Watch the video to see! Children of all ages were surprised and delighted by a visit from St. Nicholas during the 10 am service. He gathered all the young children around him and read The Night Before Christmas, and later he handed out presents. View

Christmas at St. John's

The Christmas holiday is upon us and St. John's has a number of special events planned from parties for children to a visit from St. Nicholas, to special Christmas services. Click on the photo to learn more about our activities. December 6: PATCH Children's Holiday Party St. John’s and St. James churches will co-host the PATCH Children’s Holiday Party from noon till 2 p.m. on Dec. 6. The place is St. James, the church at the corner of Bellevue Ave. and Valley Road in Upper Montclair. View

November MESH Cafe at St. John's

Those who braved the cold trek to the MESH Cafe at St. John's on Nov. 28 were treated to an appetizer, salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes, broccoli and pie by our church volunteers. View

International Feast of Thanks for Giving

St. John's families brought their international dishes and their performing talent to an evening of good food, fellowship, music and more. Dinners reflected the diverse backgrounds of St. John's parishioners as they brought everything from curries, Cuban chicken, samosas, chili, beef brisket, ham, corn pudding, delicious desserts and other stomach stuffers. Meanwhile, talanted members of all ages pounded out rock rythims, sang soleful ballads and bright songs, performed puppet acts and stand-up comedy and fiddled their way into our hearts. View

October MESH Cafe at St. John's

St. John's hosted the MESH group on Halloween night for a dinner of chicken, biscuits, salad, mac and cheese, vegetables and three beautiful pies--pumpkin, cherry and apple crumb. Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless, (MESH) is a local not for profit organization in Montclair, New Jersey.  Its mission since 2005 has been to meet the basic essential needs of its homeless neighbors living on the streets in the Montclair community. St. John's hosts MESH on Oct. 31. View

Stewardship sermons at St. John's

By "stewardship," we mean all that we do, with all that we have, all of the time. Click to hear sermons about the importance of stewardship. View

Photo Album: Rummage Sale

We had a perfect Fall day for the St. John's Rummage Sale and our event drew plenty of buyers. Click on the photo to begin the slide show. Photos by Joe Link View

Blessing of the Animals

Our Blessing of the Animals ceremony was on Sunday, October 5, 2014. We had plenty of dogs, some cats, stuffed animals, rabbits and even a pet worm! Photos by Susan Dunn and Joe Link View

Mission Trip to Blue Knob, Pa.

Our 2014 mission trip included four youth from St. John's, two from St. Luke's, two chaperones, plus three Team Effort staff members shown here (l. to r.): Jerry, Barrie, Nate, Laine, Tana, Victoria, Grace, Allie, Sister Mary Michael, Shawn, and Hannah. We traveled to Blue Knob, Pa. View