Sunday, November 12
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Sunday, September 17
RESCHEDULED! Join us on Sunday, September 17 to learn about the fascinating history of the Bronzeville neighborhood with historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. The bus will pick us up at 11:30 a.m. from St. John’s and the two hour tour begins when we arrive in Bronzeville. Tickets are $45. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In honor of his birthday on July 25
Parishioner Marvin Childress was a friend and classmate of Emmett Till. On Sunday, July 23 at 9 am Marvin honored Emmett’s memory by sharing his memoires of Emmett, growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, and his reflection on life and racism in Chicago today. You can listen to the 45 minute talk, including questions with this YouTube link A Personal Tribute to Emmett Till by Marvin Childress.
See the poster below and inform yourself on what goes in the green compost bucket!
We use Wastenot Compost. Check out how you might use their services.
We also collect natural corks – the carbon cost of recycling was too much, but we can compost them!
A reading list
Recommended reading and resources for parish study groups and book clubs from the Peace & Justice Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
The Red Nation: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth (2021)
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous leaders, Dreamers and Changemakers from the Past and Present by Adrienne Keene (2021)
Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance (2nd edition) by Edgar Villanueva (2021)
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 2013 (Study Guide available)
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2014)
The Four Vision Quests of Jesus by Steven Charleston (2015)
Neither Wolf Nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder by Kent Nerburn
The Night Watchman a novel by Louise Erdrich (2020)
Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder North America by Micahel Johnson Witgen
Videos available from “Indigenous Ministries” on The Episcopal Church website: 1. “Native Voices: Speaking to the Church and the World” (37 min.) 2.“Doctrine of Discovery” (14 min.) 3. “Native Voices: A Response to the Episcopal Church’s History with Indian Boarding Schools” (1 hr. 33 min.)
Article from Sojourners: “Will Christians atone for church boarding schools?”
Bexley-Seabury Course by Mary Crist:
St. John’s Antiracism Mission
As members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, we work to identify, disrupt, and dismantle racism within our church and our community.
More about our work
Chicago Fair Trade plans to reschedule this event for February 2023.
Mock United Nations Meeting on Climate Change Game
Sunday, July 24 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Free for all St. John’s members since St. John’s is a member of Chicago Fair Trade. RSVP here by July 20. Join Chicago Fair Trade for an innovative game to explore what combination of policies may have the greatest impact on climate change. Chicago Fair Trade Board member Professor Jocelyn Leitzinger will facilitate this interactive event featuring En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator. Developed by MIT’s Sloan Sustainability Initiative and Climate Interactive, this interactive event helps foster a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in tackling one of the biggest challenges in our lifetime.
Saturday, May 14 between 11 am and 4 pm
Join us in the garden (rain location: Parish Hall)
Visit St. John’s during the 2022 Open House Celebration of World Fair Trade Day with Chicago Fair Trade on Sat. May 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jerome McDonnel, former host of Worldview on National Public Radio and fair trade supporter, will be doing a bike ride to 3 of these fair trade stops on the north side of Chicago – one of them being St. John’s!
St. John’s open house stop will feature
– Indigenous Columbian art from Tulia’s Artisan Gallery
– Land Acknowledgment (2:15 pm)
– Conversation between Jerome McDonnel and Karen Torres, CEO of Tulia’s Gallery (2:30 pm)
– Clothing Swap – bring an item – take an item
– Fair Trade Trivia Prize Wheel
– Eco Tours of our campus
– Fair trade coffee and tea
More about Open House Chicago around Chicago and suburbs…
Each May, World Fair Trade Day is celebrated by tens of thousands of people in dozens of countries. For fifteen years, Chicago Fair Trade has organized the largest World Fair Trade Day in the U.S.
On Saturday, May 14, Chicago Fair Trade’s member businesses, organizations and allies are hosting multiple events throughout the city to showcase how they support economic and environmental justice. As an attendee you will receive a virtual passport to use when checking in at different sites and if you check in at three or more, you’ll be entered to win a fair trade raffle (over $200 in value!). Proposed itineraries will be neighborhood-based for easy access and an interactive map listing all participating locales will be available on our website.
Here is a sneak peak of some of the day’s activities:
- Kick-off event hosted by Jerome McDonnell at Metropolis Cafe in Avondale
- A fair trade sample sale at Sobremesa’s warehouse in West Garfield Park
- Fair trade cocktails and tours at local indie designer Production Mode in Pilsen
- Studio tours and weaving demos at the Weaving Mill in Humboldt Park
- Shopping, shopping and more shopping at the Andersonville Galleria, Union Handmade, Embellish, and Eco & the Flamingo
- Suburban locations include Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, and Evanston
Join our growing network of conscious consumers and show your commitment to building a better, more just and equitable world. We hope you are able to join us on this celebratory day!