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.

Ongoing Opportunities

Bellevue Elementary needs mentors, lunchroom buddies, and tutors. Scheduling is flexible and during the school-day. If interested, please contact Ms. Charla Armstead at carmstead@cisofrichmond.org. Requirements: background check and orientation meeting.

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. 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 pantry currently needs canned fruit, canned pasta, canned chicken, soups, and cereal. Next First Fruits Sunday—November 4, 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–October 20, 2018

The Outreach Team is looking for new or gently used donations for the kids’ activity table at Laundry Love, a place for safe play and learning while parents are busy with clothes.  Possible donations include: addition/subtraction flashcards, Play-doh, simple puzzles, picture books, coloring books, markers, crayons, small Lego sets, and simple craft supplies (pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, glue, etc.).

Canned Chicken and Tuna Donations for the Community of Deacons  The Community of Deacons in the Diocese of Virginia will sponsor a canned tuna and chicken collection at Annual Convention in November. They will disburse this collection to food pantries and ministries throughout the Diocese. Since we support Christ Ascension’s Food Pantry with First Fruits, we will give half of our collection to it, and the other half to the Convention collection. We will also include the full amount we collect in our First Fruits totals for the year. Please deposit your donations to this drive in the collection box in the Parish Hall. You may contact David Curtis at dcurtis@saintjohnsrichmond.org with any questions.
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