“Outreach” is the name for the witness Christians bear to Christ by living lives of loving service in the wider community. Its beating heart is worship, and so the primary witness we bear to Christ is offering of public worship on Sundays and weekdays, and in the proclamation of his gospel to the world: “Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you”

(Matthew 11:28)

This is where our engagement with the wider community begins, and outside of worship, it takes many forms, some of which are mentioned here:

PARTNERSHIP WITH A LOCAL CHARITY

Every three years St. John’s commits to partnership with one particular local charity, which we support with financial contributions and intergenerational congregational work days. Our current mission partner is Urban Hope Savannah. To learn more about this organization serving our local youth, view their website at https://www.urbanhopesavannah.org/

SUPPORT FOR CHARITIES

The Women and the Men of St. John’s each provide financial support to a wide range of charities both local and global: and this support is funded by events like the Women’s Holly Days Bazaar and the Men’s Annual Oyster Roast. For a details about past and upcoming events, visit our Facebook page.

PRESCHOOL

St. John’s is also the home of The Children’s School, a small-class preschool committed to providing a Christian environment for young children. It is held Monday through Friday on the second floor of Cranmer Hall. For more details, visit their website at http://www.stjohnspreschool.org/.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

St. John’s hosts the “Sunrise Solutions” chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous Monday to Saturday in the Fellowship Room of Cranmer Hall (entrance from the lane). For more times and details, visit Sunrise Solutions web page.

MUSIC OUTREACH

St. John’s helps to sponsor the Savannah Voice Festival, is building a community-based children’s choir, and sponsors workshops and other events for local musicians and young people learning music. We provide rehearsal space for Savannah’ early music ensemble, I cantori. For more details about the choirs and music events at St. John’s, visit the choir’s page or their Facebook page.

CHURCH & PARISH HOUSE TOURS

St. John’s is blessed to have stewardship of a historic church and parish house, The Green-Meldrim House. We encourage visitors to enjoy the historical and cultural heritage of both buildings.  For details about theses tours, visit our tour page.

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

Established by St. John’s Church in Savannah in 2000, Elliott House of Studies’ primary purpose to assist in the training of young men for the ordained ministry in the orthodox Christian faith as it is articulated in the tradition of the Anglican Communion. For more details, visit http://www.elliotthouseofstudies.org/

PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY (USA)

St. John’s supports with time, talent, and treasure the Society for the Preservation of the Book of Common Prayer, and its work of defending and commending the biblical and historical faith and worship of the Church embodied in the classical Anglican Book of Common Prayer, in its editions from 1549 to 1928. For more information, visit https://pbsusa.org/.

For ways to get involved in our Outreach, contact us at info@stjohnssav.org.