Outreach

“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 heavily laden, and I will refresh you” 
— Matthew 11:28


 

Current Outreach Opportunity

It is the outpouring of God’s love for us that inspires the true meaning of Christian Outreach. This is where our engagement with the wider community begins, and outside of worship, it takes many forms, some of which are mentioned here:


Urban Hope Tutors Needed

Our friends at Urban Hope continue to need tutors from 3-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for students ranging from first through the eighth grade. This is a great opportunity for high school students to volunteer as well. You may volunteer any day of the week for any amount of time you are available. Tutors will need a background check, which may be obtained by calling Trey with Sullivan Staffing at 912-352-3800.


Wednesdays at P.A.C.K. Resume: New Time! 4:30 to 6 p.m.

PACK BAGS
Parishioners of all ages are invited to join this intergenerational fellowship… New faces are always welcome! Volunteers from St. John’s pack bags at P.A.C.K.’s facility on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Volunteers pack bags from 4:30-5:30 p.m. with time to restock from 5:30-6 p.m. Note that all children must be accompanied by at least one parent.

To learn more about this wonderful outreach opportunity, email Cathy Baxter at cathybaxter@gmail.com.

SPONSOR A CHILD OR CABINET
If you are unable to pack bags, you may choose to sponsor a year’s worth of food for one child by donating $200, or $1,000 to sponsor an emergency cabinet. You may make donations to St. John’s Church with “PACK” written in the memo or you may donate directly to PACK’s website. The number of children who are helped each year is directly connected to the funds they are able to raise. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!


Parishioners in Outreach Video Series

 

The Outreach Committee of St. John’s Church has been highlighting parishioners talking about the organizations they support with volunteer service. We have over fifteen videos (and counting) in this series. If you haven’t had an opportunity to view all of these videos, we encourage you to hear what others in our parish are doing in the community. You may learn about an organization you never knew existed or be inspired to volunteer yourself.

To watch more videos in this series, visit our YouTube channel playlist.


St. John’s Outreach in 2021

At St. John’s Church, we aim for an outreach ministry that is done together in (intergenerational) fellowship of parishioners, is hands-on, and builds relationships with others in the community. To that end, the Parish Outreach Committee led by Cathy Baxter chooses one charity as a primary outreach partner for a period of three years. We also have several ongoing outreach efforts throughout the year. To learn more, please read Martha’s Sullivan full report [PDF] by clicking here.

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