World AIDS Day Reception

Thursday, December 1, 2022

4-5 pm


“The Crisis in Our Own Backyard”

A Listening session and reception for community leaders, stakeholders, and the media. Hear from affected people, researchers, and intervention experts on how to achieve the White House Plan to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 — presented in partnership with the Alliance of Aids Services-Carolina and the LGBT Center of Raleigh.

Please download the Flyer for Speakers and More Information....

Annual Congregational Meeting

Congregational Meeting

Saturday, December 3, 2022

1p-2:30p Holiday Social Gathering

3pm - Annual Congregational Meeting
   4 North Blount Street, Raleigh NC, 27601
   Register to attend remotely on Zoom

This year in addition to the town-hall sessions that were held on Nov 17th and 20th, we have a form for congregants to complete for suggestions, questions, or feedback on the congregational packet.


Youth Social Action Wednesday

Action Wednesdays


4pm Food Prep at the Church • 5pm in Moore Square 

Volunteers make meal plates to distribute to people experiencing homlessness in Raleigh. You can help! Along with Volunteers, here's what we ALWAYS need....

6pm Social Hour in the SJMCC Cafe

Enjoy conversation with others who have engaged in service as we prepare for our Front Porch Sitting time....

Front Porch Sitting


7pm - 8pm

Our weekly in-person mid-week gathering of folks to engage in prayer, conversation, and worship! We meet in the Auditorium of the Blount St Community Engagement Center.


Join the Conversation via Zoom!

Soulful Saturday Drag Brunch Performers Flyer

Soulful Saturday Drag Brunch

Saturday, December 10, 2022

11 am

Maywood Hall & Garden, 622 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603


Kimora Lee Brooks hosts Great Entertainment, Delicious Food, and a Full Bar. Make this an event you don't want to miss. More coming soon.


Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at door

Soulful Saturday Drag Brunch Menu
Fellowship Friday Dinner Oct 2022

Fellowship Friday Dinner

Friday, December 16, 2022


Join us for food, fun, and friendship as we gather at a local restaurant on the third Friday of every month.

This month we are at Rudino's Pizza and Grinders at 4022 Village Park Dr, Knightdale, NC 27545 ... just off Knightdale Blvde. Check out their menu.

Welcome Party: Coffee with the Pastor Drop In

Saturday, December 17, 2022

9am - 11am

It's a Welcome Party with Coffee! Pastor Vance hosts a coffee drop in - usually on the 4th Saturday of each month - but this month it's earlier because of the holidays!


Come by and during these hours and have coffee and refreshments. Feel free to bring your own if you have a favorite you'd prefer!


This is a great way to get to meet people and have really great conversation!

Youth Social Action Christmas Party

Youth Social Action Christmas Party

Saturday, December 17, 2022


Bring the kids to the Social Action Christmas Party. We will start by assembling ready-to-eat meal kits for the pantry and White Flag Shelter and then party with cookies, crafts, and games.

You can always help! Along with Volunteers, here's what we ALWAYS need....

Blue Christmas

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


For many, Christmas is just not a time of happiness and joy, and we understand completely. We observe the longest night of the year with words of healing, hope, and love. Join us on

Christmas Eve at St. John's MCC

Christmas Eve at St. John's MCC

Saturday, December 24, 2022


Christmas Eve Carol Sing at 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve - Celebration through song and spoken word. Youth and Family friendly!


Christmas Midnight Mass starting at 11:30 pm. Traditional worship experience with Holy Communion. Starts at 11:30pm and will end before 12:30 am. 


Christmas Day Worship at St. John's MCC

Christmas Day Worship at St. John's MCC

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Come and celebrate Christmas at SJMCC! You won't want to miss our yearly Christmas service! We are at 4 N Blount Street for Christmas Sunday!


Come celebrate the birth of Jesus with us!


Over-55 Lunch Bunch

Over-55 Lunch Bunch

Monday, December 26, 2022

We hope you will join us on the last Monday of every month at the K&W Cafeteria on at Tower Marketplace in East Raleigh. We begin going down the serving line promptly at Noon. YOU can come too! It's for people over 55 years old and those who love us.


New Year's Eve Watch Night

Saturday, December 31, 2022
starting at 10:30pm

Imani MCC of Durham, 3602 C View Street, Durham NC 27713

Join us as we gather to bring in the New Year with our sister church in Durham. Special reflections, encouragement, singing, and prayer as the clock strikes midnight.




Stay up to date with all of the church happenings going on throughout the month! Make sure to check back from time to time, as we are always up to something!