Church Picnic at Pullen Park

Church Picnic Sept 2019 700

Join us at Pullen Park for a wonderful time of fellowship and great food! The church will provide the the meats, drinks, and dinnerware, and you provide the side dishes and desserts. Lots of great activities are available at Pullen Park for youth (and those who are young at heart)!

Pullen Park - Shelter #5, 520 Ashe Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

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Discovery Class

Saturday, July 27, 2019
9:00am - 12:00noon

Thinking of joining St. John's MCC or would you like to know more about the church and our denomination? Plan to attend our Discovery Class! We will provide you more information on the church and our many programs as well as our history.

We will also explore ways in which you can get involved and what your spiritual gifts are.

Refreshments and lunch are provided! There is no obligation to become a member after you attend


Contact Fred Cannady-Kelderman at to reserve your class materials and for more information.

Christian Hip-Hop Benefit Concert

2019 April 30 Christian Hip Hop Benefit Concert 3

Dru Bex and the Strange Days, Long Nights Tour of artists have had to change their travel plans and will no longer be able to perform in Raleigh.


Working with the booking agents, we are glad to announce that Shopé, the 2019 Searchlight award winner, Atlanta-based hip-hop artist Uzuhan, Canadian Christian hip-hop artist Yohan (AyoYohan aka Yohan Duraisami), and Raleigh busker/street performer Sylas will be our featured performers on Tuesday, April 30 at St. John’s MCC.

We realize that some ticket holders may be disappointed that their favorite artist will not be able to perform. However, we ask that you consider attending anyway to support the COAH Foundation & Community Centers. You may just discover a new favorite Hip-Hop artist.

Thank you for your understanding and see you next Tuesday.

Get Tickets

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated but are not required. For those able, the suggested amount is $15 per person and will be collected during the concert.

Proceeds will support the COAH (City On A Hill) Foundation and Community Center.


Doors open at 5 pm

While Christian Hip-Hop is theme-and-language appropriate for all ages, concert venues are loud and can cause hearing damage in children. We highly advise the use of ear protection by children under 12 and you consider seating in the viewing room for children 6 and under.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

St. John's MCC is located on GO Raleigh bus route 21 that arrives at the church 0n the :15s and :45s to 7:45 pm. After 7:45 pm the bus runs every hour on the :45s. We have two small parking lots on each side of the church, street parking, and weather permitting (the ground is dry), a large yard for auxiliary parking.

What can I bring into the event?

Cameras and phones ARE allowed and encouraged.

Food & gently used clothing donation for the community center are always welcome.

Please restrict the smoking of tobacco to the designated areas.

NO ALCOHOL IN THE CHURCH OR ON CHURCH GROUNDS - Trophy Brewing is two doors away for all of your imbibement pleasure.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For questions, please email or call 919-834-2611.

Holy Week at St. John's MCC

Holy Week

As we continue our journey through lent and now enter into Holy Week, we pause to reflect on the sacrifice made and the Love that was shown through the events of this week. We acknowledge that through the unconditional and reckless love that Jesus freely gave, that we are called to Love in the same way; freely and unconditionally. We are reminded that through the pain and suffering of darkness of this week, there’s a bright and glorious light that awaits us! The light of Jesus Christ!

Please join us as we journey through this week:

  • Holy Tuesday Discussion Group - Our conversation focuses on Jesus' reaction to the abuse of the Temple.
  • Spy Wednesday as we focus on Judas and consider the topic of Betrayal in a way that you may have never thought of!
  • Maundy Thursday as we focus on “The Last Supper.” Joining in communion with one another - a new take and mind changing experience on a tradition with powerful meaning; though it may not be what you think!
  • Good Friday as we visit Jesus in those finals hours and focus on the sacrifice made. We will focus on stations of the cross and how they are applicable to us today as we reflect, meditate, and renew our call to action.
  • Holy Saturday Vigil when the church will be open for you to come by and sit for a moment or a while in prayer and meditation. We encourage you to come and spend time at the foot of the cross as you reflect on your own spiritual journey and also to pray for justice. When we come together in prayer, it changes things, it moves us to action!

Let this journey prepare you for your future, for your ministry!