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.
Annual Parish Meeting Elects Officers and Vestry Members,
2017 Operating Budget Presented, Parish Luncheon Follows
St. John’s Parishioners gathered following the 10 a.m celebration of Holy Eucharist on Sunday, Feb. 5th for the Annual Parish Meeting. The meeting was convened in the church. Childcare was provided in the nursery during the service and the meeting, thanks to Taylor Welsh. The Nominating Committee presented the following slate: Sr. Warden: Hugh Blake, 1-year; Jr. Warden: Daniel Holle, 1-year; Treasurer: David Rutherford, 1-year; Clerk: Pamela Graham, 1-year; Vestry: Rosemarie Goss, 1-year; Larry Basso, 3-years; Kirsten Babbin, 3-years; Janice Nykyforchyn, 3-years. Since there were no nominations from the floor it was motioned to have the Clerk cast one ballot for the entire slate. Treasurer David Rutherford presented the 2017 Parish Operating Budget that was approved by unanimous vote at the December Vestry Meeting. Special thanks were expressed to the 90 individuals and families who made 2017 Stewardship Pledges of financial support. A printed “thank you” listing everyone who pledged were available at the meeting. The printed “Report to the Annual Parish Meeting” was distributed at the meeting. The gathered meeting moved to the Parish Hall for a pot-luck luncheon.
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.