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.

Pies for Community Thanksgiving Dinner St. John’s is continuing our annual tradition of contributing pies to the Community Thanksgiving Celebration at Chimborazo Elementary School, which is scheduled for November 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Please bake or buy a pie to share, and bring it to the Parish Hall next Sunday, November 18.  We also encourage you to volunteer to help carve turkey and serve dinner the evening of the dinner, beginning at 4:30 p.m., November 19.

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—December 2, 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–November 17, 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.)

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