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St.John’s partners with the Episcopal Foundation for the Diocese for two community projects

June 01, 2015 By: St. John’s Category: Activities, Outreach, Projects, Uncategorized No Comments →

In March, St. John’s entered into partnership with our local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate to improve owner-occupied homes as part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI). This mission was awarded a major $50,000 grant from our Diocesan Foundation to support this project.

The NRI preserves existing homes, including repairs and other services which helps families that are already living in their homes, but can no longer afford to maintain them. The NRI starts at the grassroots level — with people in the community determining the goals for their neighborhood. It is a house by house, street by street and neighborhood by neighborhood program to preserve and improve existing homes and build stronger communities.

Our NRI committee has canvased the houses of Powell, and has begun to focus on neighborhoods and particular houses, and will begin making contact with homeowners in the next week or so.

St. John’s was also part of a grant-seeking effort to support families take part in a invigorating winter activity. The grant provides Big Horn Basin families the opportunity to learn to ski at Sleeping Giant Ski Area. The Yellowstone Recreations Foundation, the fund-raising arm for the ski area, is hoping to promote skiing with a $40,000 grant for its family scholarship fund.

Included in the $40,000 from the Diocese were grants from the following local churches: Christ Episcopal Church, Cody ($10,000), St. John’s Episcopal Church, Powell ($500), St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Meeteetse ($100) and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Basin ($250). The money will be used to finance YRF’s family scholarship fund.

General Manager of Sleeping Giant Jon Reveal said the grant will make a significant impact.

“The scholarship fund identifies people who are unable to afford the expense of skiing,” Reveal said. “We recognize the expense of skiing. …We need special clothing, special equipment.”

The grant offsets more than the lift ticket expenditures. “This grant covers not only their lift tickets but lessons, rentals and season passes,” Woods said. “It’s not just one round of skiing. It covers the whole season.”

Ann Simpson, vice president and chairman of the fundraiser of YRF, said the grant makes it easier for families to spend time together. “It’s to encourage families to ski together,” Simpson said.

If interested in applying for a family scholarship, or if you know someone who might benefit from it, call YRF’s office, 578-6312 or pick up an application at the office, Suite 207, 13th St., Cody or online at the Sleeping Giant website, skisg.com. Click “Contact Us” and select “Scholarships.”

Remember also that all fifth grade students ski free as well, and equipment rentals and one group lesson are included, too!

Wyoming Diocesan Youth Event

February 09, 2013 By: St. John’s Category: Activities, Uncategorized No Comments →

Wyoming Diocese Youth Event

Calling all young Episcopalians grades 6 through 12! There is a Diocesan youth event at St. James Episcopal Church in Riverton Feb. 22nd to Feb. 24th.

This is the first of four quarterly diocesan-wide youth events for 2013. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Friday night and will include fun activities, reflection, a service project on Saturday, planning time for our next gathering, and worship with St. James on Sunday morning.

This event is built upon the framework of the popular Happenings program. Leaders for this first event are Trent Moore, St. John’s, Jackson; Syd Johnson, HR Camp Director; and Tristan English. The cost for the event is $10.

The Sunlight String Quartet Begins the Lenten Concert Series

March 07, 2009 By: Justine Larsen Category: Activities No Comments →


The Sunlight String Quartet at St. John’s Lenten Concert Series from Justine Larsen on Vimeo.

Lenten Concert Series Begins Its Seventh Year At St. John’s

March 04, 2009 By: Justine Larsen Category: Activities, Outreach, Uncategorized No Comments →

Pancake Supper February 24

February 01, 2009 By: St. John’s Category: Activities No Comments →

St. John’s annual Pancake Supper is back! This tradition marks the beginning of Lent and also brings in a few dollars to benefit the Cathedral Home for Children in Laramie. Prepared by the men of St. John’s, we’ll have pancakes, sausage, juice & coffee. Donations welcome, and anyone who’d like to help serve, can!

The supper begins at 5:30 on Tuesday, February 24; servers should plan to be there at 5. Thanks!

Pancake Supper ad - Feb 24 2009

Nursing Home Birthday Party

January 13, 2009 By: Justine Larsen Category: Activities, Uncategorized No Comments →

Augusta serves cake and ice cream to a nursing home resident during the January birthday party hosted by St. Johns on January 12th, 2009.

Augusta serves cake and ice cream to a nursing home resident during the January birthday party hosted by St. John's on January 12th, 2009.

Sledding in the Bighorns

December 07, 2008 By: Justine Larsen Category: Activities No Comments →

The annual trek to the Five Springs campground by members of St. John’s resulted in some fair-to-middlin’ sledding:

Christmas Tree Picnic in the Bighorns from Justine Larsen on Vimeo.

Christmas Tree Picnic in the Bighorns

November 29, 2008 By: Justine Larsen Category: Activities No Comments →

The annual trek to the Bighorns in search of Christmas trees took place on Saturday, November 29. Five Springs campground was a little chilled with blustery winds, but they eventually calmed and a good time was had by all in attendance. A roaring campfire was started, hot dogs and chili was consumed and the children sledded to their hearts’ content. Look for a specially cut tree to be decorated at St. John’s soon.