Midnight Run is Back! Friday, January 5, 2018
Kick off the 2018 by helping those in need.
Midnight Run is a program in which volunteers bring food, clothing, toiletries, blankets and conversation to homeless persons on the streets of New York City.
How can you help?
Collection Drive: Clothing and Toiletries Donations Needed. Please donate only CLEAN WINTER MEN’S clothing and shoes. Drop off at the staircase near the the parish office.
On the Night of Run, January 5th, beginning at 6pm in the undercroft:
- Prepare bagged lunches
- Sort and pack clothing and toiletries
- Cook soup in the undercroft kitchen
- Make the run to NYC 8:30pm -2am
- Pickup and return Midnight Run van in Dobbs Ferry
- Do you like to shop? If you would like to help with shopping for food and other supplies in advance of the Midnight Run please contact Christina Battalia Maggard at: email@example.com or (914) 714-3078
Sign up during Coffee Hour on December 10th or contact Melissa Pierson at: Sadiep19@aol.com or (914) 834-2449
SAVE THE DATE
ST. JOHN'S 12th TRIP TO NICARAGUA with Bridges to Community, June 23-June 30, 2018. Deadline is February 1. Questions, please contact Mother Alissa Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carla Berry email@example.com
The Vestry is ready to create the budget for 2018. Please make sure the Office has received your pledge in the next few days so that they will be able to plan accordingly. Remember, EVERY ONE COUNTS!
2018 Pledge cards are available in the church or make an online pledge through the St. John's website.
It's Not Too Late
Wondering Where Your Giving Stands For Stewardship 2017?
If you would like to know where your year-to-date giving stands in relation to your pledge commitment, please contact Laura Rawlings in the parish office at 914-834-2981 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parishioners who wish their donation to be credited in the year 2017 need to have their check into the office by 12:00 Noon on Friday, December 29, 2017.
How to make a Gift of Stock to the St. John's General Fund
Please follow these instructions:
Determine which of the four situations applies to you
Situation 1: If the Grantor(s) maintain a brokerage account outside of Charles Schwab: The grantor(s) can instruct their broker(s) to deliver the stock to Charles Schwab using the following instructions:
Charles Schwab and Co.
DTC # 0164, Code 40
Account of St. John’s Church General Fund
Account # 841-09795
Situation 2: If the Grantor(s) maintain(s) a Charles Schwab account:
Stock gifts can be made from a Charles Schwab account by instructing the broker to journal stock into the church account (see above). The gift grantor(s) must provide their broker(s) with a letter authorizing the stock transfer to the St. John’s account.
Situation 3: If the stock certificate is held in certificate form in the name of the grantor(s):
The grantor(s) should sign a stock power or the back of the certificate. The signature(s) should match the owner’s name on the front of the certificate. If a stock power is used, only the signature area should be completed. In addition, a relinquishment form should be completed and signed by the gift grantor(s).
Situation 4: If the stock certificate is already in the name of St. John’s Episcopal Church:
Officers of St. John’s Church must complete a resolution that designates an individual to sign the stock power or the back of the certificate. The individual signing the resolution cannot be the same person designated to endorse the certificate or stock power. This resolution should be accompanied by a signed certificate or stock power.
Please note: In order to ensure that the donor’s gift is credited to the contributions record at St. John’s, the donor should notify the parish office at email@example.com or 914.834.2981 with the description and number of shares of the securities being transferred as well as the date of the gift.
The Nominating Committee, comprised of Justin Goh, Mike O'Connell, Scott Swanezy, Linnet Tse, Lisa Young and alternate Nicole Eustace, is pleased to announce the slate of Vestry/Warden candidates for 2018. Candidate for Junior Warden: Robin Ingram. Vestry candidates: Pete Bennitt, Karen Hall, J.B. Simko, and Dan VanderWoude. More information on the candidates will be available in the January Chimes.