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Outreach Contact:

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.orgPlease note in the subject line the initiative in which you are interested (e.g., ReBuilding Together; Zoom log-in)


  • Casseroles for The Children’s Home: providing homemade casseroles for delivery to The Children’s Home. Current recipes (with instructions for delivering casseroles to St. John's) are available by clicking the "Casserole Recipes" button above.

Outreach Fall 2022 Calendar  ​​​​​

  • Sign-up for Holiday Baskets for Collington Square or ARC Homes: Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 online and at St. John's Coffee Hour 

  • Special Collection for Holiday Basket gift cards (aka "Pots & Pans): Dec. 11 at all St. John's services

  • Holiday Basket Delivery for Collington Square: Dec. 18 at St. John's after services

Mission Trips
Dates TBD when travel is safe

St. John’s members including our young people participate in mission trips in various locations throughout the world including; work with Habitat for Humanity in West Virginia, Kenya Connect in Wamunyu, Kenya, El Hogar in Honduras as well as work in Haiti and Jamaica and various medical missions.  We work, play, and live life together knowing that the time we spend away will change us through the love we share. Read more about St. John's Mission Trips. Contact: Rev Ann Ritonia, aritonia@stjohnsec.org.

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, sharon@kenyaconnect.org  Mission Trip Information Meetings


  • El Hogar: El Hogar provides quality education and a safe and nurturing home to poor and disadvantaged children in Honduras. St. John's supports El Hogar through fundraising events and mission trips. Contact: Gill Gawthrop, gill@gawthropbuilders.com


Youth Ministries Outreach Partners

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