Spotlight on Outreach
St. John’s is committed to living our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves and respecting the dignity of every human being.
Join the $5 Club! Pledge to spend at least $5 a month on non-perishable foods to feed others. Bring your donations on the first Sunday of each month, or deposit your donations in the wicker basket at the rear of the church anytime. Remember that while we might take a vacation this summer, hunger does not. Thank you for your generosity in supporting First Fruits. Your living out the Gospel allows others to go to bed without being hungry.
First Fruits Sundays: First Sunday of every month. Bring non-perishable food items to church for donation to the Christ Ascension Food Pantry. The food bank especially needs cereal, tuna, soup, and canned fruit. We have achieved 74% or our goal of 1,500 pounds of food at the 67% point of the year. We’re in good shape! With Advent boxes, my guess is that we will hit 1,850 pounds this year. Next First Fruits Sunday—September, 2018
Laundry Love—Third Saturday of every month from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Help do your neighbors’ laundry at the laundromat at 25th & Nine Mile. Next Laundry Love Day–August 18, 2018
Everyone is invited to a Laundry Love meeting, Saturday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish House. We will review current operations, examine areas to improve, and dream about possibilities for this ministry. Contact David Curtis with any questions.
School Supply Drive: It might still be summer, but school will be back in session before you know it! Help St. John’s collect school supplies for our neighborhood elementary school, Bellevue. Every Sunday in August, just drop your donation in one of the boxes in the chancel on your way to communion. Shop from this list.
“How Can St. John’s Help?”: Two opportunities to Make a Difference in Richmond
The Spirit of God is moving in Richmond and at St. John’s. Have you felt it? Two opportunities for the St. John’s family to walk alongside our neighbors and help them thrive amidst the struggles of poverty and unemployment have emerged. We invite you to attend the following conversations as we discern where best to invest our time, energy, and talents as a congregation:
- Wednesday, August 15—Episcopal Community Services, The Rev. Andrew Terry, Vicar, St. Peter’s, Richmond
- Wednesday, August 22—Circles RVA, Kim Vulo, Executive Director
Each conversation will be held in the Parish Hall at 7:00 p.m., preceded by a light supper at 6:30 p.m. Time will be allowed after each presentation for participants to reflect and offer their feedback. The program will conclude by 8:45 p.m.