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Three Years After a Tragedy

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It was nearly 3 years ago that our community was stunned by the tragic news of the young Armenian family and the event that befell them at Big Lagoon Beach in Humboldt County. Howard Kuljian, patriarch of the Kuljian family, along with wife Mary and son Gregory were swept out by ocean currents as they tried to save their beloved family dog. Olivia was the only member of her family to survive that infamous event.

The Food Festival Wish List

Friday, September 4, 2015
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It isn’t Christmas yet, but we already have a WISH LIST. It’s for our Food Festival coming up ONLY ONE DAY THIS YEAR on Saturday, October 24.  As you know, the Food Festival is our main fund raiser.

Our St. John ladies and men are already preparing the delicious foods that all of us, and our usual 2,000 plus guests, will enjoy in October.

Evening Services Resume

Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The cornerstone of our life as Armenian Orthodox Christians is prayer. The essence of our prayer life can be found in the Prayers of the Hours, the rites of common prayers that are conducted throughout the day, especially in the morning and evening. Therefore, last year we endeavored to re-establish this tradition in our community to observing the evening prayer hour, every Wednesday at 7pm.

Sunday School Launches Sept. 13

Thursday, August 27, 2015

We are excited to announce that the 2015/2016 Sunday School year will officially begin on September 13, on the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Students are welcome to go to the Ashjian Room for a welcoming assembly, then they will attend Divine Liturgy as a group to celebrate the Feast, and hear a children’s sermon prepared by Fr. Mesrop.

Annual Picnic held at Huddard Park

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As the last days of Summer play themselves out with our vacations concluding and our children returning to school, St. John hosts its Annual Picnic. This year was simply a pleasant occasion to enjoy the fellowship of our community, set against the backdrop of the beautifully forested Huddard Park on a bright, sunny day at the close of the Summer season.

St. John Internship Program Summer of 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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For the past three years, St. John has offered an Internship program for High School and College students where interns gain practical work experience, learn to work together, being creative, help the community and above all have fun.

This year 10 students participated in this program including Slavik Gevorkyan, Nick James, Lea Kissick, Maria Stone, Grant Hilman, Slavik Bayatyan, Andrew Boghossian, Alex Kouyoumdjian, Allen Torchiyan and Enrike Kaltakhtchyan. They met twice a week, every Tuesday and Thursday from beginning of July until beginning of August.  

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