What We Do

Outreach

St. John’s is deeply involved in the Lynchburg and surrounding community. The parish devotes significant resources in money and time to a number of activities and programs in the community. Among these activities and programs are:

Tinbridge Hill – The Yoder Center: a long history of partnering with the neighborhood association and the neighborhood center with supplying meals for large group gatherings, tutoring kids, rebuilding/renovating center as well as homes in neighborhood, angel tree for Christmas, providing money for summer camp scholarships

Miriam's House: rebuilt/renovated rooms, donating supplies for the women and their children, host the annual Christmas party

Rivermont Food Pantry: supply volunteers for packing and unpacking food for the pantry, donating food as well as funds

Salvation Army Bell Ringers: annually supply volunteers for Christmas bell ringing

Linkhorne Elementary School Tutoring: supply volunteers for tutoring children in all subjects

Linkhorne Elementary School Backpack Program: supply volunteers and funds for packing backpacks full of food for the weekend for hungry children

Gateway: consistently supply and serve dinner for men in the program

Meals on Wheels: supply volunteers and a consistent basis for delivering meals to those in need

Lynchburg Grows: fund and supply volunteers for St. John's own greenhouse. Grow food that is donated to Soup Kitchen

Daily Bread: supply volunteers for quarterly week of cooking and serving meals

Church of Belize: fund mission trip for senior youth group every other year

Bear Mountain: donated funds and toys to children of affiliate church for members of the Monacan tribe in Virginia

Big Brothers/Big Sisters: donated funds

Boys Home: donated funds to help with mission trips to Boys Home to rebuild/renovate

Camp Kum Bah Yah: donated funds for camp scholarships

Church's of Urban Ministry: donated funds

Habitat for Humanity: funded a complete house build in 2015 as well as supplied volunteers for building

Jubilee Family Center: donated funds for summer camp scholarships

Kid's Haven: donated funds

St. John's Day School: supplied funds for scholarships to needy families

Society of St. Andrews: donated funds and supplied volunteers for gleaning fields, hosted potato drop to deliver to hungry

Alcoholics Anonymous: church provides meeting space for local Alcoholics Anonymous chapter  

King's Kids Daycare: donated funds for a new roof for a neighboring church

Episcopal Relief: donated funds for Hurricane relief

Interfaith Outreach: donated funds

YWCA: donated funds and volunteers to renovate/paint interior

St. John's Farmers Market: supplied volunteers to coordinate weekly market to raise funds for hungry

Mission Trips – St. John’s is dedicated to outreach through regular mission trips. These trips include: (i) an annual mission trip to Salter Path, NC for middle school students; (ii) annual trip to Belize for Senior High students; (iii) Hurricane Relief trips; (iv) project trips at the Boys Home in Covington, Virginia; and (v) Appalachia work trips to Tennessee. St. John’s has also implemented a number of adult mission trips, including specific trips for disaster relief following Hurricane Katrina.