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News from St. John's

Happy New Year!
Our interim rector, the Rev. Dr. Paul Rowles, led his first Sunday service at St. John’s Episcopal Church on January 6th. He and his wife were welcomed by the congregation with a reception after the service.


Christmas Eve Service 

Our new interim rector, the Rev. Dr. Paul Rowles, celebrated Holy Eucharist with the congregation on Christmas Eve at 5:30 P.M.

Thanksgiving Celebration 
St. John's Episcopal Church celebrated Thanksgiving with a pot luck dinner.  The main course was prepared and given by Jerry Epps. 

Carol Henderson retires 
St. John’s bid farewell to our retiring choir and music director, Carol Henderson with a celebration in her honor. 

Hilda Hankins honored 
St. John’s honored Hilda Hankins on Sunday, May 7 for her years of service and dedication to the parish and wished her well in her move to Richmond.

Graduates honored 
Meg (Mary Margaret) Bane graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in sociology on May 20th. She will start on her Master's Degree in Athletic Training at UVA in June. She is the daughter of Woody and Kathy Bane.

Kyle Epps graduated from Halifax County High School on May 27th. He is attending Longwood University this fall in their Engineering and Physics program. Kyle is the son of Sarah Dunavant.

Hannah Gehl graduated from Virginia Tech on May 11th. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Jane Carlton Confroy. She majored in International Studies and is looking for a job!

Isabella Martin graduated from Johns Hopkins with her Masters in Writing on Monday, May 22nd in Baltimore, Maryland. She is the daughter of David and Tracy Martin and Cindi Overby.

Ashley Peer graduated on May 6th with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Management from Old Dominion University in Norfolk. She is currently doing a three-month internship with Operation Smile, in Virginia Beach, which is a non-profit organization that provides free medically-needed reconstructive facial surgeries to indigent children and young adults. Ashley plans to work for a couple of years in the health care industry before returning the graduate school to get her Master's degree. Ashley is the daughter of Mike and Aleacia Peer. 

Courtney McDowell Rogers earned a Master’s in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California on May 12th. Courtney is the daughter-in-law of Janet and Lott Rogers.