October 8, 2020

Land That We Love

As our nation prepares for the election in November, join St. John’s clergy on social media weekly for “Land That We Love,” an opportunity to pray for the United States and for the human family.

Our hope is that these short videos – featuring prayer and music – remind us of our pledge to love all people – including those with whom we agree and those with whom we disagree.

In the first video, Father Dave shares the importance of declaring our dependence on God and each other during this next month.

Here are some of the other ways the church is providing support:


Our weekly opportunities to pray for this “Land That We Love” will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages on Tuesday afternoons.


Fr. Dave’s is holding a weekly class talking about the two things your mother told you never to talk about at the dinner table: politics and religion! The class is also exploring the five “habits of the heart” that can help us restore democracy’s foundations as we nurture them in ourselves and each other. This class, which includes small group discussion with members of the local community, has officially begun but we would love for you to join us. Contact Claire Dodd for a link to join. The class meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon through November 10. Classes are also being recorded and shared on our Event Recordings page.


On Election Day – Tuesday, November 3 – the main sanctuary will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are invited.


Our St. John’s Tower Bell Guild will be playing patriotic and inspirational songs on the historic tower bells from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Election Day. Join us on the grounds of St. John’s or enjoy the sweet sounds of the tower bells from the sanctuary as you pray.


We all know what we’ll be doing on Election Day, what about the day AFTER the election and in the days that follow? Join Skip Foster — St. John’s parishioner and former publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat — in an online discussion to reflect on the election and talk about what people of faith can do in the days to come.

Then on the Sunday after the election, Fr. Dave will lead us in highlights from his recent course with the Osher Lifelong Learning Center, Healing the Heart of Democracy, and how to go forward after this election.

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