St. John’s is searching for an individual to fill the vacancy for the position of Minister. Our Congregational Profile is now available on line – CLICK HERE –. Interested candidates should contact Interim Moderator Robert Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come join us as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at 10 AM
Due to inclement weather, the Teen Alpha scheduled for April 15th, 2018 has been postponed. Teen Alpha will start Sunday, May 6th.
Teen Alpha is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and your part in life.
It consists of videos and discussions.
Did I mention, there will be desserts and drinks?
Come out and bring a friend.
The program will be covered over 6 sessions and will run on Sundays:
- May 6th
- May 20th
- May 27th
- June 3rd
- June 10th
- June 24th
As 2018 quickly approaches, there are a few upcoming events we would like to highlight.
- January 19: Robbie Burns Dessert Night ($10 per ticket)
- February 25: Youth Legion Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction ($15 per ticket)
- March 10: St. Patrick’s Day Supper and Music ($20 per ticket)
All the event details are listed in our calendar of events! For more information on these fundraising events, please contact either the office or Debbie Plant! We look forward to seeing you in 2018!
St. John’s is proud to help the Agape Centre by serving lunch on the last Saturday of every month. Today our St. John’s “Santas” were serving lunch on the Saturday before Christmas.
A Historic Event… Forty years ago, the Reverend Dr. Rennie, started the Christmas Candle lighting tradition at St. John’s. The Libbey family was invited to light the first candle and their daughter, Heather, who would normally be in nursery school at that time, stayed upstairs to light the very first Christmas Candle. Thanks to the Reverend Ian Johnston and the Plant family, Erin Libbey, niece and goddaughter of Heather, was invited to light the first Christmas Candle this year. The Reverend Dr. Rennie, can be seen in the photo sitting in the first row.
On Sunday, November 26th, 2017, 10 Elders were ordained or reinstated. A great time for a group photo of our Elders, Minister, Minister Emeritus and Ministers in Association. Not all Elders were present but a great group photo none the less.
Are you still awestruck from the concert in the St. Raphael’s Ruins this past summer? Are you looking for a way to continue that feeling right into the 2018 new year? Look no further!
Classiqu’Arts SDG Productions Presents:
A Classiqu’Arts SDG Christmas featuring traditional Christmas classics performed by renowned musicians.
This concert will be performed at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall (see poster or Facebook event for details)
Tickets are 25$ and available online: www.classiquarts.ca or by calling St. John’s Presbyterian Church (613) 932-8693.
Hurry! Tickets tend to sell out quick for our events!
Vous avez toujours de bons souvenirs de Classiqu’Arts 150 en août dernier aux Ruins de St-Raphaël?
Vous en voulez du pareil au même? Prenez donc connaissance de ce qui suit!
Les productions Classiqu’Arts SD&G présentent:
Noël Classiqu’Arts; un concert de musique classique avec la musique Noël traditionnelle, interprétée par des artistes renommés.
Le concert sera présenté le 9 décembre 2017 à 19 h à l’Église St. John’s Presbyterian à Cornwall.
Les billets sont disponibles en ligne: www.classiquarts.ca ou à l’Église St. John’s (613) 932-8693.
Ne tardez pas, les billets disparaîtrons rapidement!
TO: All Communicant Members of St. John’s
Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the last day to submit nominations for new Elders
*You may nominate UP TO 12
*1 nomination ballot per person being nominated
*Each ballot must by placed inside the small envelope and then inside the large envelope with your name on the outside
Let us keep all our leaders in prayer
In the interest of transparency for the lack of notice to the public and any concern/understanding that may have resulted from the removal of the cairn, we most humbly apologize. We offer the following as an explanation and outline our future plan for the site.
In 2016 the Session of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Cornwall determined that the cairn at the cemetery located at the corner of Sydney and Sixth Streets had to be removed. The past winter has been particularly hard on the cairn. Action was required to ensure the safety of the public using the park to ensure children and youth are not jeopardizing their personal safety because of crumbling walls and stone despite the wrought iron fence. Over the past few years there has been major deterioration of the cement holding the headstones in place, many of the headstones were badly cracked and some of the rebar exposed. Several stones were completely broken and had fallen away. Major repairs in the 1987 has not stopped the deterioration. The fence does not prevent youngsters climbing and playing on it. Our plans were communicated to Heritage Cornwall, a committee of the city, thus exercising due diligence and careful consideration.
The general condition of the cairn was inappropriate for the proper respect for our ancestors. Consistent with the Cemeteries Act of Ontario we followed our course of action on Monday recognized this obligation.
Please read the attached letter below for more details on the condition of the cairn and our plans for the future.
Press Release for Sixth Street Cemetery 15August2017