Dear Members and Friends of St. John’s,
This summer we continue to celebrate the launch of our new marketing campaign at St. John’s, and we hope you will join us in sharing the “good news” of St. John’s throughout our city!
Have you heard our radio ads on WOSU/NPR? If not, you can take a listen (provided there are no news emergencies) on Monday, August 7th at 11:59am (All Sides with Ann Fisher), or Tuesday, August 8th at 9:19am (BBC News Hour). Our brief WOSU radio ads are running various times of the night and day in July and August (a total of 124 times!), as we seek to reach a new generation for Christ. Please also watch for our recurring ads on Pandora, and our video ad on social media – and please frequently share our church’s social media posts and updates with your friends and family! You can see the updates on the church Facebook page or the new church website, www.stjohnschurchcolumbus.org
We remain exceptionally thankful for the expert guidance from our marketing team in developing and placing our church outreach ads: Doug Peebles and Laura Calhoun from Peebles Creative group, www.peeblescreativegroup.com; and Angela Krile and Jill Buterbaugh from Krile communications, www.krilecommunications.com.
This week we also watched our new front banners being installed on either side of our church’s massive front door. Inside and out, we are sharing our church’s invitation to Columbus to us join on a spiritual journey that offers refreshment and renewal, care and companionship, help and hope.
Many of you are already wearing your new St. John’s t-shirts to kickball games, concerts, and other events. Recently our Leadership Staff Team wore our new church t-shirts to our Annual Retreat, held on July 15th.
Plus, have you had a chance to pick up your “St. John’s Swag” yet? Just visit the table in the back of the sanctuary on Sundays and Wednesdays, or stop by the church office during the week. We are providing one each of our new marketing items free to all of our worship attendees (there is a suggested donation for more than one of each promotional item).
Now – for the next step. Each of you is invited to take pictures of your swag, all over the city! Then post the photos on social media with the hashtag: #stjohnswag. Let your friends and family see your love of your church on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and invite them to join us for worship!
This Sunday, August 6, we will observe the 9th Sunday after Pentecost in the midst of our new marketing campaign. We hope you will come celebrate communion with us, as we share uplifting music, soulful prayers, and a relevant sermon meditation entitled Bread Miracles, Then and Now.
Our Sunday worship schedule is:
9am Traditional Worship Service
10am Coffee, Connect, and Learn
11am Contemporary Worship Service
Our Wednesday worship schedule is:
12 noon Casual Communion
12:30pm The Largest Table meal
It will take each and every one of us, working together, to manifest God’s magnificent vision for our beloved church.
With abundant hope for our future,