Frequently Asked Questions
Some of the questions you may want answers to are available on this website...and we're working to add more information every day. The answers here provide links to places in this site, places in other sites and people who are part of the St. John's community who will be happy to help you find what you're looking for.
If your question isn't here, please connect with us so we answer it for you.
What kind of church is St. John's?
St. John's is part of the "mainline" Episcopal Church in the United States, and, within that, the Diocese of New Hampshire. Our liturgy (form of worship) is based on the Book of Common Prayer (1979). Our commitment is to be a community that welcomes all, no matter who you are or where you are on your journey of faith. At St. John's all are welcome, and especially all are welcome at God's table. We hope you will join us for worship and want you to know that everyone is welcome to receive communion.
how do I contact a minister or priest?
Please see our STAFF DIRECTORY page for the biographies, phone numbers and email addresses of our clergy. Most days you can stop in to the church offices to get connected with our Rector, Rob Stevens, our Associate Rector, Anne Williamson, or Associate Rector, Nathan Bourne. They will be glad to hear from you.
How do I find out about Sunday School and other programs for children?
Please check out the CHILDREN AND YOUTH EDUCATION pages under LEARN on our website for Children (ages infant to 5th grade) and Youth (6th to 12th grade). You can also email Ashley Wade, Director of Children's Music and Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm new. How can I get connected?
Please help us welcome you. Let us know you are visiting...or haven't been here for long! Please do stand up when we ask during the service if you are visiting. We don't want to put you on the spot, we just want to know you are here so we can welcome you properly. Please fill out a Welcome Card, located in the pew and put it in the offertory basket or leave it with an usher. Pick up our Welcoming Brochure that contains all the activities available at St. John's.
Please do come to Coffee Hour or Lemonade on the Lawn after the main Sunday service. Please do introduce yourself to one of our clergy or a friendly-looking parishioner. All of us were new once. We are honored that you chose to worship with us. Call or email the office at email@example.com or 603-436-8283 with any questions and to get on our email list to receive weekly announcements and monthly newsletters.
Does St. John's offer opportunities to volunteer in the community?
St. John's has a strong and vibrant outreach program. Our programs are described in the REACH OUT section under CARE on our website. To connect with any of these ministries or activities, please call or email the office at 603-436-8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I have my wedding at St. John's?
We at St. John's are pleased to share in the joyous event of your wedding. Parishioners are welcome to have their wedding in the church. St. John's is also available to a limited number of non-members. Please check out WEDDINGS on our website for all the details. Our Wedding Coordinator, Wendy Cote, will work with you to organize all the details association with the church service. Please call or email Wendy at 207-408-6956 or email@example.com.