On First Fruit Sundays, donate to the Christ Ascension Episcopal Church Food Pantry by placing your contributions in the basket at the front of the Church. We collected 114 pounds of foods in November bringing our yearly total to 863 pounds. Our Goal is 1,000 pounds for the year, which means we need to collect 137 pounds on our next First Fruit Sunday, which is the last one of 2017. Your non-perishable food gifts benefit the Christ Ascension Food Pantry. Items especially needed are canned meat, canned vegetables, dry cereal, and peanut butter. Next first fruits Sunday: December 3
Support Laundry Love Put your spare change in the Laundry Love jars you see around the church. The funds help our neighbors in need minimize the cost of doing laundry so that they can channel their hard-earned money to other basic necessities. The next Laundry Love day is Saturday, December 16, from 11:45 to 2:15 at Richmond Coin Laundry (N. 25th and Fairmount).
Help with the planning and funding or be a mentor or tutor of Armstrong Priorities Freshman Academy. Make your gift to St. John’s Church, memo Armstrong Priorities Fund.
Rebuilding Together Richmond brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. On the last Saturday in April, St. John’s partners with St. Mary’s, Goochland, in a day-long event. Donations are welcome throughout the year. Please contact Rita Driscoll if you’d like to participate.
The Peter Paul Development Center is an outreach and community service agency serving children and senior citizens in Richmond’s Church Hill. St. John’s has had the privilege of adopting a family for whom we provide gifts each Christmas. We also hold drives for school supplies and other supplies at the center.
Help Us Help Peter Paul Development Center Celebrate Christmas: Our annual Peter Paul Christmas luncheon for their Senior Citizens Program will be on Tuesday, December 12 . If you want to participate, please let Barbara Bayler or Jane Hunnicutt know. Ed Schutt will lead everyone in singing Christmas carols, and we will then serve a catered lunch. This year our Angel Tree, located in the Parish Hall, contains the names of 4 Peter Paul Seniors and their Christmas wishes. Please take an “angel ornament,” buy and wrap your gift, and return it, with the angel ornament, by Sunday, December 10. The Seniors are often overlooked at Christmas, so let’s make this one special for them. If you have any questions, please ask Barbara Bayler. Thanks in advance for your participation.
Chimborazo & Bellevue Schools: Helping students and teachers at Chimborazo Elementary School through the Micah Initiative of Richmond Hill provides crucial support for neighborhood
ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service) is a greater Richmond interfaith mission providing support and resources to individuals and families experiencing a crisis which, if not addressed, would result in homelessness. Homelessness prevention is ACTS’ mission. St John’s is a founding partner congregation of ACTS and continues to provide financial support and parish representation on its advisory board.