To stay current on what’s happening at SJU, please sign up to receive our e-newsletter! Some news highlights are below.
Note: The weekly e-news is managed by Susan Friedrich, our Church Administrator. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something you’d like to be included, such as committee updates, or volunteer opportunities.
If you use social media, be sure to follow our Instagram Feed and Facebook page for all our public info, including some great photos of all the things we’re still up to, despite not being able to gather. Join the Facebook Group: Community of St. John United, a private group open to all friends of SJU. Use #SJUStaysConnected to share and find posts!
We are grateful to be able to offer Service of the Word in-person in our sanctuary. We are currently in our “Yellow Phase” of Covid protocols, which means that masking is required on the property, except in verified, vaccinated spaces. See here for the full list of protocols.
A live-streamed Service of the Word is available every Sunday and will be hosted by staff and volunteers on our YouTube Channel: SJU by the Zoo. View at your leisure and consider sharing it with friends.
Our very own Hot Meal Program and staff were recently featured in two news articles recently! Check out the Seattle Times piece, Volunteers Stay Home, Meal Programs To Go – and Homeless Feel the Effect of Social Distancing and The Atlantic: Who Will Run the Soup Kitchens?.
You continue to keep our community vital through your gifts of time, talent, energy, compassion, in-kind donations and offerings. The best ways to give are by check through the mail, or online using the giving page. Through the website you can donate once, or set up recurring gifts.
In-person gatherings are allowed at the building, but some groups are still meeting via Zoom, including the Church Council, the Finance Committee, and the Green Team. If you’re interested in hosting a virtual meeting, ask an SJU staff member or someone from one of these teams for some tips on how to use Zoom. We’d be happy to give you a little tutorial, and have a nice face-to-face conversation at the same time! Anyone can set up a free account for meetings up to 40 minutes long.
Our office hours are currently as follows:
SUN 10–12 Worship