Outreach

St. John’s is committed to living our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all.

Send a Letter of Encouragement to Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School’s
Class of 2020 In response to the challenges of school-closing during the pandemic, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School, an independent, faith-based school providing full-tuition scholarships to 4th – 8th grade students of limited economic resources primarily from Richmond’s East End, invites the community to submit messages of encouragement to their graduating 8th graders. The school will compile and deliver the letters to students on TUESDAY, MAY 26TH. Please email Paige Trivett if you have any questions. Thank you!
 
Outreach Team meeting The Outreach Team will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 pm. As we continue to serve our neighbors and community during challenging times, we welcome anyone interested in joining the group to attend the meeting. If interested, please contact David Curtis to receive the Zoom meeting invitation and meeting agenda.

Laundry Love Clean clothes are essential to a sense of self worth, yet doing laundry at a laundromat is expensive. You can help by volunteering to help our neighbors do their laundry from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Richmond Coin Laundry at the corner of Nine Mile Road and N. 25th Street. Please contact David Curtis with any questions. Next Laundry Love Day– Cancelled until further notice

Join the $5 Club: Pledge to spend $5 a month on non-perishable foods to feed others.

First Fruits Sundays: During COVID-19 social distancing, we will collect food on first and third Saturdays. Bring non-perishable food items to the church for donation to the Christ Ascension Food Pantry. Next collection–Saturday, May 16 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.
 
Items most needed:
  • tuna
  • canned chicken
  • pork and beans (not black beans)
  • spaghetti sauce (no larger than 24 oz.)
  • canned fruit
  • soups
  • canned pasta
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Cereal
Progress report:
We have collected 2,338 pounds year to date. (58% of our 4,000-pound goal)
  • 502 pounds collected in March
  • 504 pounds collected in April
  • 709 pounds collected in May. (402 pounds collected on May 2nd; 297 pounds collected on May 16th)
This is amazing!  Thank you.

RE:work Richmond Volunteer Opportunities Support Re:Work Richmond, the new East End employment initiative that St. Peter’s Episcopal Church launched this spring.  New volunteer opportunities are continually being identified, and you are invited to complete one of the “Good Neighbor Network” cards now available in the Parish Hall. Completed forms can be placed in the basket provided, or delivered to the Parish House.  For any questions, contact Diana Vasquez.

The Market at 25th Street Community Rewards Program Please support the new Market at 25th Street, which provides a full array of nutritious foods and vital services to the East End neighborhood. The market has recently initiated a rewards program for area churches, agreeing to contribute 3% of all purchases made by their members. Cards are available at the market’s service desk, or enroll by clicking here. Simply write St. John’s in the organization line when you enroll, and all your purchases will count toward St. John’s monthly rewards.  
 
Sign-up at Kroger for the Good of St. John’s
St. John’s participates in Kroger’s Community Rewards program, receiving funds based on a percentage of total purchases made with Kroger cards linked to St. John’s. To link your card, sign up here. Use account code 81386 and click “Search.” Funds received support St. John’s ministries, and we are grateful.

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