Outreach Ministry at St. John’s

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.

Ongoing Opportunities

First Fruits Sundays—First Sunday of every month; Bring nonperishable food items with you to church for donation to the Christ Ascension Food Pantry.  In February, we collected 114 pounds of food. 

Sunday, April 1 is a First Fruits Sunday.

Assemble lunches for the Bellevue Saturday Academy, 1st Session—March 10, 9:00 a.m., Parish Hall. Everyone is invited to help make 35-45 lunches for Bellevue’s Saturday Academy. This Academy provides additional support and tutoring to students. In addition to March 10, we will make lunches, April 14 and May 12 at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Lunches will be transported to Bellevue by 10:00 a.m.  Please contact David Curtis with any questions.  

Laundry Love—Third Saturday of every month.  Help do your neighbors’ laundry at the laundromat on 25th & Nine Mile.  Next Laundry Love Day—March 17.  Thanks to those who came out for February’s Laundry Love, when we served 44 people, doing 96 loads of laundry and 96 dryer loads. Support Laundry Love by dispensing your spare change in the Laundry Love jars you encounter throughout the church buildings.

Upcoming Opportunities

Rebuilding Together Richmond–On April 28, St. John’s and St. Mary’s, Goochland, will rehabilitate a home so the owner can age in place. For many years, volunteers from St. John’s have made Rebuilding Day a day of fellowship, hard work with amazing results, and new connections with neighbors. Please consider being part of the Rebuilding team. Volunteers will meet at the home at 8:00 a.m. You may commit to work for a few hours or all day.  A team of parishioners will provide lunch. Contact Rita Driscoll with questions or to volunteer driscoll.rita@gmail.com

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.