Community Outreach & Support for Local Charities
During the school year, the children and youth of St. John’s join forces with members of St. John’s Church Outreach Committee on the First Wednesday of the month at P.A.C.K. to fill bags, make cards, and restock their pantry.
P.A.C.K serves the needs of Savannah area children who are experiencing food insecurity. As a result, this organization packs 4,000 bags of food a week! They also provide clothing, shoes, and toys in the Kids’ Boutique section of the facility. Visit the P.A.C.K. website to learn more.
How is St. John’s Involved?
St. John’s currently sponsors the six-year-old girls’ cubby and also meets during the school year at PACK’s facility on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 4- 6 p.m. to help pack bags. We are thankful for the many parishioners who have come to help us pack bags and keep our church-sponsored cubby stocked with six-year-old girl outfits and shoes.
Starting back in September 2022, all parishioners are invited to meet at P.A.C.K on the first and third Wednesdays each month from 4-6 p.m. P.A.C.K is located at 4 Mall Terrace with on-site parking available. Mall Terrace is located off of Waters Ave between Eisenhower and Mall Blvd. PACK is just behind the KFC on the west side of Waters Ave. Their website is www.packsavannah.com for more information.
There is so much to do when we volunteer at P.A.C.K.! We pack the food bags, make cards with messages of encouragement that go in each food bag, and restock the food pantry. There is almost always a special project happening that helps a child in need. Working at P.A.C.K. is such a joy and the space is so organized and attractive. There is something for every age to do while you’re there.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call Cathy Baxter at 912-704-5111.
Kids’ Boutique at P.AC.K.
In addition to St. John’s ongoing effort to collect new 6-year-old girl outfits for the Kids’ Boutique at PACK, they also need school uniforms (khaki pants and white polo shirts) for older children (i.e. sizes 12-16 and adult sizes small to large). Donations of 6-year-old girl outfits [or school uniforms] may be dropped off at 4 Mall Terrace during the times St. John’s volunteers are there (1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.). Please make sure all donations still have the tags on them.
For more information or to sign up to help with this Kids’ Boutique outreach, please contact Elaine Barrow at email@example.com or cell 912-856-1774.
A few of the Urban Hope students pose with their book bags from St. John’s. We thank the over 40 volunteers who wrote notes, created name tags, donated bags, and filled them with supplies.
Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island
With the help from several of our talented sewers, St. John’s Church is helping to sew pillowcases for the campers this summer at The Fresh Air Home on Tybee Island. (Left to right: Nita Ann Klein, Martha Sullivan, Lucinda Schultz, Janet Guerry, Linda Pounds, and Robbie Culver).
Holly Days Bazaar & Oyster Roast
The Women and the Men of St. John’s each provide both hands-on and 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 details about past and upcoming events, visit the Holly Days Bazaar webpage or Facebook page.
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 StJohnsPreschool.org.
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 and workshops for local musicians, and one annual workshop for the choir. Partially sponsored voice lessons are offered to individual choir members upon request. We provide rehearsal space for Savannah’s 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 these tours, visit our tour page.
Established by St. John’s Church in Savannah in 2000, Elliott House of Studies’ primary purpose is 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 ElliottHouseofStudies.org
The 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 pbsusa.org.
For ways to get involved in our Outreach, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.