In Our Community

St. John’s Little Library 

St. John's, Halifax, welcomes their neighbors to visit their new Little Free Library and to take a book or leave a book or both. It's free. The Outreach Committee installed the Little Free Library on the sidewalk by the Parish House and visitors can access the books on foot or from their car.

"The committee had fun filling the box with books, and we tried to select ones that would appeal to all ages," said Kathy Parker, chair of St. John's Little Free Library Committee. The group has filled the library with books for children and adults.

"This Little Free Library is for everybody in the community - not just church members," said Parker, "We invite everybody to participate, whether they have a book to leave or not. Our goal is to encourage the love of reading and to put books in the hands of people who would like to have them."

Law Enforcement Sunday 

St. John’s holds an annual celebration honoring our local law enforcement officers in the fall. Sheryl Jones, chairwoman of the service, came up with the idea of celebrating our local law enforcement officers with a special service on All Saints' Sunday, gifting them with special presents, and offering a delicious luncheon for our guests, their families, and our congregation. 

St. John’s participates in Earth Day Celebration 

St. John’s enjoys participating in the Town of Halifax’s annual Earth Day Celebration in April. On April 21, 2018, several members of St. John’s set up a booth where adults and children alike were invited to sit down and let their artistic creativity flow. Thanks to the many members and their families who participate and make this a day of fun for all!

Fall Fun at St. John’s 

St. John’s joined other local organizations in decorating the light poles in downtown Halifax. Honey Davis came up with the creative idea of making a little flower pot lady sitting in a rocking chair surrounded by a fall wreath and flowers. Honey worked with Darnell Abbott to put together our lady and her colorful surroundings. Walter Parker painted our lady’s face, while Lott and Janet Rogers made the sign. Our lady sat on a street corner near The Packhouse to welcome people coming down Main Street in Halifax. 

Members of St. John’s also participated in the Town of Halifax trick-or-treat festivities on Halloween night. Many children stopped by our St. John’s table on the sidewalk in front of Triangle Florist.

Music at St. John’s 

St. John’s was pleased to offer a wonderful concert series to the Halifax community in 2017-2018, Music at St. John’s. The series kicked off with “A Star Spangled Evening” performance by Brass 5. Other concerts included “Romancing Broadway”, featuring Ken Vaiden, tenor, and Carol Henderson, pianist, in which the audience was drawn into a performer’s tale of the mystique and magic of Broadway. Ken shared a performer’s hopes and dreams and his personal  fascination with the theater. Songs were performed from popular shows like “Chicago”, “Wicked”, and “Les Miserables” and other selections as performed by Josh Groban, and Frankie Valli.  “A Musical Potpourri” was an evening of wonderful entertainment featuring Gary J. Sullivan and Carolyn Smith with Carol J. Henderson on the piano. Music selections included favorites by Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Three barbershop quartets performed “Singin’ and Swingin’ on a Mid Summer’s Eve”. The quartets sang a cappella music in the barbershop style and performed a mix of Barbershop "oldies", Broadway show tunes, as well as patriotic and spiritual songs from their repertoire.