Outreach & Missions


Outreach is the heart and soul of who we are as members of God’s holy family, and we search constantly for opportunities that will allow every age group to work side-by-side as we reach out to serve Christ in the world. Although money sometimes is what is most needed, whenever possible we strive to make Outreach a gift of time and skills in a hands-on partnership.  We believe  healthy relationships with God and each other changes lives.

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Mission Trips
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Outreach Committee

Mission Trips

Middle School Mission - 2018

Dates: July 8  - July 12, 2018
Location: Salter Path, North Carolina.   Our team will be assisting with the North Carolina Coastal Federation, The Sunshine Lady Club (Boys and Girls Club) and Hope Mission Soup Kitchen. 
Sponsors: Rev. Todd Vie, Diane Vie and Sarah Lusk as leaders with additional sponsors.
Contact Information: E-mail Sarah@stjohnslynchburg.org (Sarah@stjohnslynchburg.org) or Todd Vie (tvie@stpaulslynchburg.org ) or call 434-528-1138 for more information.

The trip cost is $300, which includes all transportation, accommodations, meals, and an excursion.

The trip is underwritten, in part, by the St. John’s and St. Paul's Mission Possible Fund. Scholarships are available.  Fundraiser opportunities are available.

***Friday, February 18, 2018 is the deadline for application and $150.00 (non-refundable) deposit ***

Click here for Junior Mission forms and details

High School Mission
Dates:  July 15-21, 2018
Location:  Appalachia Service Project - A Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.  Our team will serve in Tennessee.
Sponsors:  Rev. Kim Glenn, Ken Vance. 

The cost of the trip is $400.

The trip is underwritten, in part, by the St. John’s and St. Paul's Mission Possible Fund. Scholarships are available.  Fundraiser opportunities are available.


***Friday, February 18, 2018 is the deadline for application and $150.00 (non-refundable) deposit ***


Click here for Senior Mission forms and details

*Group trips incur expenses based on the committed number of participants, therefore all payments, including the deposit, are non-refundable unless removal from the participants' list is initiated by St. John's. Scholarship assistance is available, please speak with Bill Watson.

 

We facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Our work addresses three life-changing priorities to create authentic, lasting results.     https://www.episcopalrelief.org/

Outreach 

St. John's Outreach Committee is made up of twelve members who serve three year terms.  Three new members are nominated each year.  The committee oversees the budget and the activities of St. John's sponsored satellite ministries.  Parishioners may serve as long as they wish on the satellite ministry teams and are not recquired to attend outreach committee meetings.  Contact the leaders of the satellite ministry you would like to join.

 Linkhorne Elementary School

St. John’s provides tutors and backpacks of food for the weekend for hungry kids.  Shopping for food, packing and delivering bags, and tutoring are ways St. John’s volunteers help local children.  Call Pat Bradbury 910 695-5644.

Lynchburg Grows

St. John’s continues to fulfill the mission of growing and reaping healthy food for a large number of less fortunate individuals in our community.  More volunteers are always welcome.   Call Bip Fauber at 384-1942. 

Tinbridge Hill

Members of the Outreach committee are in frequent communication with the Friends of Tinbridge Hill and together we have built a relationship and partnership to help each other,  living our baptismal covenant promise to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being. Yoder Center is the community center for the neighborhood and resource for neighborhood children and seniors. Opportunities to serve there include assisting with food and hospitality at annual Fish Fry dinner and providing Angel Tree gifts for children. Contact Kensie Johnson 434 941-9749.

Daily Bread

Volunteers from St John’s assist and serve lunch one Monday each quarter to the folks who come for a free lunch.  Sue Bass, 386-326, coordinates the volunteers.

Miriam's House

St John’s provides Christmas dinner for current and former residents and helps at times to refurbish rooms in the house. Contact Constance Paske 973 518-1481.

IOA Ramp Ministry

Volunteers from St John’s build ramps to enable folks to access their residences.  Bill Hobbs, 384-5916, organizes our builders

Meals on Wheels

St. John’s sends drivers to deliver fresh, hot meals to the inner-city homebound two or three times each year and this involves 1.5 to 2 hours of time in the late morning.  A food technician will pack and ride with you, instructing you where to drive.  Your gift of time and auto is very important and appreciated by the Meals on Wheels Program.  Please call Carol Day to volunteer, 386-3150. 

Rivermont Area Food Pantry

The Outreach Committee seeks volunteers to help with the Rivermont Area Emergency Food Pantry.  St. John’s is responsible for weekly transporting food from the church to Holy Trinity and periodic stocking of shelves.  Contact Molly Jenkins 434-845-1321

Bear Mountain Christmas Giving

Christmas gifts are donated by St John’s members to children at Bear Mountain, a local Monican community.  A list of needed items and sizes is provided to members wishing to provide gifts.  Lisa Joyner, 386-9512.

Gateway House

St John’s provides dinner on the last Monday of each month to the men residing at Gateway while recovering from substance abuse issues.  Contact Kevin Hooper  434 665-7196 to provide food or serve.   

Alcoholics and Narcotics anonymous

St John’s provides meeting space in the Youth House for numerous groups to meet. some as often as five times per week.