Here at St John's of Howertown, we offer a wide variety of groups and activities in which to become involved.
Bereavement If you or someone you know is coping with a loss or going through a difficult time, please consider joining us. Our meetings are informal and welcoming to all. Each December, the Bereavement Group sponsors a Blue Christmas service which is open to everyone. This service acknowledges that even during this season of joy and celebration, there are those who are grieving over the death of loved ones. This service is open to anyone from the community who is feeling a sense of loss during this time of year.
Choir You are invited to join our choir family for some fun, fellowship and great sounds of music. Beginning and experienced musicians are also needed. Please use those talents that God gave you. Share them as we deliver the message through song. Senior choir practice is held on Thursdays at 6:30 PM. For further information, contact the church.Activities held throughout the year and sponsored by the Choir include:Holiday Happenings
Church Consistory Consistory or church council is comprised of members of the congregation, along with the pastor and treasurer who represent the church body and govern the everyday workings of the church. Positions held on consistory consist of deacon, elder and trustee. An Elder is a member of the church chosen by the congregation and ordained to his/her office. He/she shall assist and support the pastor in the spiritual affairs of the church. An elder shall take heed to himself/herself that he/she may be an example unto others, guard faithfully all the spiritual interests of the congregation, maintain order in the house of God, aid in visiting the sick and minister according to his/her ability to the edification and comfort of all its members.A Deacon is a member of the church chosen by the congregation and ordained and installed to his/her office. He/she shall aid in securing the funds necessary for the support of the church in its various activities, foster the principles of stewardship and dispense the charities of the church. A Trustee oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the church. Consistory meets at 7:00 PM the second Monday of every month.
Search and Grow Adult Fellowship The Search and Grow Adult Fellowship is an organization which is open to all members of St. John’s UCC, young and young at heart. Our purpose is to spread fellowship and support the ministry of the church. We have events and fundraisers during the year such as homemade filling sales, a basket social, craft and vendor show, dinners, picnics and bus trips. Meetings are typically held monthly. Activities held throughout the year and sponsored by the Search and Grown Fellowship include: Be an Angel Christmas Project Church Picnic Church Trips Craft and Vendor Fair Dinners and Filling sale
Historical Committee This committee is responsible for preserving the history of the church. They have created an archive for all church records, both old and new and have been instrumental in restoring many of the centuries old tombstones contained within the church cemetery.
Endowment Committee A committee of church members that comes together to decide where the interest from the various investments can be best utilized.
Sunday School Activities
Quilters We began quilting in 2003 and our regular group meets every Wednesday from 9AM until 2 PM (with a break for lunch). We finish about 5-6 quilts a year and we work on two quilts at a time. In a few weeks, we will be starting on our 6th raffle quilt which we chance off at one of our church events. Along with quilting, we enjoy the fellowship and also solve most of the world's problems in the course of our conversation.