St. John’s Concert Series presents: Dance Avondale

Dance Avondale presents
Christmas Oratorio
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s


Choreography: Charles Weidman 
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach 
Restaged by: Anne Marie Loesch

Christmas Oratorio, first performed in 1961, is a full-length modern ballet depicting the Christmas story, of which you will see excerpts during the performance. Charles Weidman’s nativity legend is divided into three parts: the first, the angels’ joyful anticipation of the coming of Christ; the second, His birth and prophecies depicting important events in the life of Christ; and the third, the resurrection, giving new hope to humankind. The choreography suggests rather than describes the narrative, stressing instead the dramatic import of the historic events. The locale is heaven, not earth, with only fleeting glimpses of the protagonists as they play their epic roles.

The mission of Dance Avondale is to provide the highest quality of dance education and professional dance performance for the community by being financially accessible and culturally sustaining. Learn more about Dance Avondale on their website

You can also watch the concert online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857) or Facebook Live.

Performance is free and open to the public. Masks optional.

EVENT CANCELLED: Mock United Nations Meeting on Climate Change Game

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.

Fair Trade Day at St. John’s!

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: 

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!

St. John’s Concert Series

Luis Rafael Vivanco, Sunday, May 1, 3:00 pm

St. John’s Concert Series presents Luis Rafael Vivanco performing flamenco music and masterpieces of the Spanish guitar by Paco de Lucia, Joaquín Rodrigo, Isaac Albeniz and others.

You can also watch online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857) or Facebook Live. Concert is free and open to the public. Masks optional, vaccine strongly recommended.

Fish Fry! Fish Fry!

Saturday, April 2 from 6 – 9 p.m.

Eat in the Garden, the Parish Hall, or take your dinner to go!

Menu and Tickets

 $8 for kid’s meal (1 piece of fish, coleslaw, fries, roll)
$15 for adults(2 pieces of fish, coleslaw, fries, roll)

Link to purchase tickets in advance OR Zelle to treasurer@stjohnschicago.com (put fish fry in memo). 

Tickets available at the door with cash, checks or Zelle payments.