Outreach

 

Why we volunteer . . . Our faith is not a spectator sport. You have to be in it to win it. And that means a lot more than holding down a front row seat on Sunday morning. Scripture tells us: …what good is it if you have faith but do not have works. That does not mean that we volunteer as a quid pro quo deal with God. It does mean that service to our neighbor is inseparable from our faith in God. The motto we have adopted for our parish is Praising God and Serving Neighbor. That’s our faith in a nutshell. C.S. Lewis tells us that these are equal parts of a whole. Christ fused love of God together with love of neighbor in his great commandment. So for a Christian service isn’t an extra chore, it is our life in Christ. 


~The Reverend David F. Sellery


The Corner Food Pantry

All during the year the Corner Food Pantry, (formerly OWL's) assembles and gives hundreds of bags of groceries to the needy. We give even greater service through our parish-wide weekly collection and special food drives. To reach the most in need with healthy, nutritional food, we partnered with the other area Churches and have established accounts with local super markets to purchase items for the needy and indigent in direct response to Christ's charge to feed the hungry. The Corner Food Pantry ministry is sustained through monetary and food donations from various sources. The donations of food and other items help to restock pantry shelves of the hungry in our area.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) / Al-Anon Each week many people come through the doors of St. John’s to participate in AA/Al-Anon. We provide a safe haven for those seeking to come to personal integrity. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope which each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. / Al-Anon membership; both groups are self-supporting through their own contributions. Both groups are not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


AA Meets Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

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