“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”
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 the Tybee Fresh Air Home. To learn more about the home view their website at https://www.thefreshairhome-tybee.com/
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.
St. John’s is the home of The Children’s School, a small-class preschool, in Cranmer Hall. Click here.
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).
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.
CHURCH & PARISH HOUSE TOURS
St. John’s shares visitors the historical and cultural heritage of which we have stewardship
The Elliott House of Studies is a ministry of St. John’s in theological education for ordinands and clergy in the Anglican tradition
PRAYER BOOK SOCIETY
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 ways to get involved in our Outreach, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org