A Message From Our Rector
Welcome to St. John's Parish, Niantic. We invite you, your family and friends to celebrate in worship with us as we seek a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. St. John's is home to an inclusive and diverse community of faithful people. We are young, seniors, parents with children, single, divorced, married, straight, gay; from all walks of life and a spectrum of backgrounds and faith traditions. The Episcopal Church (part of the Anglican Communion) is considered the church of the "Via Media" or the Middle Way between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism. Come along, and join us on the journey.
“Invite a Friend to Church Day” is EVERY Sunday!
“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Mt. 25:35 This Sunday, AND EVERY SUNDAY is “Invite a Friend to Church” Day at St. John’s Episcopal Church. We all know someone from another aspect of our lives: a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, someone in our yoga class, a golfing partner, or a fellow parent we’ve met through our children’s school. Have you ever wondered why they don’t seem to have any religious affiliation? Have you ever wanted to ask why they don’t attend church but didn’t want to embarrass them or yourself? One of the best ways to avoid those uncomfortable conversations is to get up the courage and invite them to come with you to church on Sunday. Simply invite a friend to “Come and See”. In a world that is full of fear, division, injustice and violence, we are called, as Christians, to be voices of welcome and hospitality. Think about it and reach out and extend the hand of welcome this week.
Our recently completed Columbarium Niches, installed in the Narthex, (just inside the front entrance) are available for those who wish to “Pre-arrange” their funeral/memorial plans. Columbarium niches are fitted to hold one individual permanent cremation urn containing the cremated remains of one person. Policy and Guideline Information is available. Please speak to Assistant to the Rector, Laura Stefanski to obtain this information. All pre-arrangements and selections of specific are made directly with the Rector.