Welcome, to our Church! Please read on for news about our community and information on events.
> 15 St. John St., PO Box 107, Monticello, NY 12701
(845) 794 - 8111
> Email Our Priest:
Mother Ninon Hutchinson
Website links--- Rural & Migrant Ministries-- www.ruralmigrantministry.org
New York Labor-Religion Coalition--- www.labor-religion.org
Episcopal Diocese of NY-- www.dioceseny.org
We are currently studying the Gospel of Matthew. As we study the text, we seek to hear the Word of God for today. What does the text say to our hearts and lives? Discussion is often quite lively and the fellowship is good.
St. John's Youth Group offers ministry and recreational activities for youth approximately ages 10-20. Activities include roller skating, apple picking, Christmas caroling, NightWatch and our annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper. The Christian group is open to children from all religious backgrounds.
Currently in its third year of funding from Trinity Church in Manhattan, the Kairos Project seeks to bring social and economic justice to Sullivan County and surrounding areas. The Kairos Project, developed in 2008 is a partnership between St. John’s Church, Rural and Migrant Ministries, the NYS Labor-Religion Coalition and Trinity Church. In the past, the Kairos Project has held a Lenten film series on justice. In addition, the project has sponsored trips for eight local residents (including three youth) to the Mexican border to study border relations and free vs. fair trade. The Kairos Project sponsors and annual Summer Leadership Program and a Youth Leadership Institute, held during the school year. Both programs are staffed by Rural and Migrant Ministries. The Kairos Project is a partner in the newly formed Workplace Education Center scheduled to open on September 6, 2009 in the St. John’s vicarage. Kairos Project meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month with a potluck supper at 6pm followed by a 7pm meeting. All community members are welcome to attend. In 2009, Daniel McCormack was hired as the Kairos Project coordinator.
For more on the film series and other Kairos Project events, please see our Calendar.
Religious Education is provided for children (ages 2-16). School begins at 9:15 AM. Students remain in school until Church Communion. At which point they join the congregation for the remainder of the service.
The Caring Hands Food Pantry:
The Caring Hands Food Pantry was founded in 1994. Under the direction of Tracy West-Barnes, the food pantry expanded through grants from the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program (HPNAP) and Episcopal charities. We also receive generous donations from ShopRite, the Wakefern Corporation and Sullivan Renaissance. N April 2008, the food pantry converted to a “shopping style” food pantry allowing patrons more choices in the items they receive. We service approximately 200-225 families per month. The food pantry is held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30pm, unless there is a 5th Tuesday. It is also held on the 1st Saturday from 11am-2pm. Proof of need is required. The food pantry has been under the direction of Jan Downing since 2007.
Slated for a grand opening on September 13, 2009, at 1pm, the Workplace Education Center is a partnership between The Kairos Project, St. John’s Church, Rural & Migrant Ministries, The NYS Labor-Religion Coalition, The Worker’s Rights Law Center and the United Commercial Foodworkers Union (UCFW). The primary purpose of the Center will be education of both workers and employers. The Center will offer a variety of educational programs that will help empower the workers of Sullivan County and enhance the quality of the workplace.
St. Johnís Coffeehouse:
St. John’s began hosting coffeehouses in 2009. The coffeehouse is a sober way to gather together on a Friday night to unwind from the week. Live music is provided by Shakesugaree Band. Pastries, cakes and fair-trade chocolates and coffees are sold. For more information on our coffeehouse schedule, please visit our Calendar.