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 required 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.
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 (434) 384-1942.
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.
Volunteers from St John’s assist and serve lunch one Monday each quarter to the folks who come for a free lunch. Sue Bass, (434) 386-3326, coordinates the volunteers.
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, (434) 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 1.5-2 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, (434) 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, (434) 386-9512.
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.