Dave Gradwell, Acting Chair
‘for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Matthew 25:35-36 (NRSV)
The St. John’s Outreach Commission has numerous initiatives, both new and ongoing, which have always depended on the participation of many in the St. John’s community for their success. There are many opportunities to answer Christ's call to serve those in need beyond St. John's: our work extends from Howard County to Kenya, and includes a broad range of efforts, including food, property, education, and health care assistance. Won’t you join us?
The Outreach Commission meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., currently via Zoom. To join the commission, offer an outreach idea, or inquire about an initiative, email Outreach@stjohnsec.org. Please note in the subject line the initiative in which you are interested (e.g., ReBuilding Together; Zoom log-in)
Casseroles Ministry: providing homemade casseroles for delivery to for The Children’s Home in Catonsville and Grassroots Day Resource Center in Jessup. Current recipes (with instructions for delivering casseroles to St. John's) are available by clicking the "Casserole Recipes" button above.
Outreach 2023 Calendar
March 12-26: Sign up for a Collington Square or ARC Easter Holiday Basket
March 26: Special Collection for Holiday Food Gift Cards
April 1: Kenya Connect 5K Run/Walk at St. John's Register
April 2: Delivery of Baskets to Collington Square
April 23: Howard County Food Bank canned food drive at the Labyrinth
June 11-17: Rummage 2023! We NEED LOTS of Volunteers!
On the 4th Wednesday of each month, members of St. John's serve meals to clients of the Grassroots Day Resource Center in Jessup. To participate in the serving or to donate food, sign up here.
Additional Outreach Partners
Kenya Connect: St. John's has been a partner of Kenya Connect for many years. Kenya Connect's mission is to engage and empower students and teachers in rural Kenya to succeed in the 21st century. St. John's parishioners participate in collections, 5K walks/runs, and other events to raise money for schools in Kenya, and go on mission trips offered twice per year. Contact: Sharon Runge, firstname.lastname@example.org Mission Trip Information Meetings
Youth Ministries Outreach Partners
Project PLASE (People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment)