St. John’s Episcopal Church hosts gun buy back in April
Where: The gun buy back will be held in St. John’s Guild Room, adjacent to the parish hall, 158 West High Street in Somerville.Somerville, NJ – St John’s Episcopal Church
When: Our church, in partnership with the Somerset County Prosecutors Office, will sponsor a gun buy back on Friday, April 5 from 9 am to 4 pm and on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 2 pm.
“St. John’s is proud to be able to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in this way, which will help to ensure the safety of all the citizens of Somerset County,” commented the Rev. Ronald Pollock, rector of St. John’s Church.
A gun buy back program is a way to reduce dangerous guns in Somerset County.
Cash will be provided for: operable handguns, $100; operable rifles/shotguns, $100; operable assault weapons, $250. Inoperable weapons may be turned in for destruction and no payment will be given. No air-soft or BB guns will be accepted. Any firearm or weapon can be surrender, but payment will be made only for handguns, rifles, shotguns, assault weapons in operable condition.
For more information contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office: Capt. Christopher Shea 908-575-3355 or D/Sgt. Douglas Brownlie 908-575-3326.
Other locations hosting gun buy backs on that day are: Community Service Center, Bernards Township; First Baptist Church, Somerset; and Community Baptist Church, North Plainfield.
St John’s is handicapped accessible. Parking is available in the church lot behind the church or on the street.
For more information contact 908-722-1250. www.StJohnSomerville.org<http://www.stjohnsomerville.org/>
About St. John’s
At St. John’s, weekly Sunday services are conducted at 8 am and 10:15 am with music at 10:15 am. St. John’s offers Sunday School every Sunday at 10:15 am preceded by “Children’s Chapel” at 10 am in which the rector, the Rev. Ronald Pollock, offers a brief children’s message. St John’s has both an adult choir and a junior choir. Among its many programs, St. John’s hosts the SHIP's Galley Soup Kitchen three days a week and a monthly thrift shop - From The Heart - with proceeds going to non-profit agencies.