At St. John’s Church we believe that God has called us to be witnesses of Christ’s love both here in our local community and abroad. God has truly blessed us with numerous spiritual gifts, and by his grace we hope to use those gifts to bless others. It is our prayer, that through our witness of love and charity, the people of our communities will not only see their physical needs met, but will also come to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We try to help those in need in our community through both gifts of our financial resources and personal involvement. We offer grants to community agencies and programs that are helping the needy. We also spend our time in the community doing hands on projects. We encourage you to learn about the wide range of volunteer opportunities and consider becoming involved. There are sign-up sheets for most of our mission and outreach opportunities on the missions table in the Parish Hall. For more information please feel free to contact Daniel Cenci at email@example.com.
Grants Committee: Please see our Grants tab.
One Church Mission: One Church Mission is a local, non-denominational Christian ministry that seeks to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of Montgomery’s homeless and low income citizens. St. John’s contributes to this ministry in a variety of different ways. The first Monday of each month St. John’s cooks and serves supper for the approximately 100 people who eat at the mission. There are also multiple members of the church who volunteer on a weekly basis to help keep the ministry fully staffed. In addition to this, St. John’s sponsors a Friday afternoon prayer and praise service for the patrons of the mission. St. John’s has also collected multiple truck loads of clothing from our congregation to be donated to the folks that the mission serves. Our clothing drive is ongoing and any donations can be left under the stairwell near the reception desk. For more information about One Church Mission feel free to visit their website at http://www.realityandtruth.com/main.html?src=%2F.
Family Promise: St. John’s is committed to supporting this ministry to homeless families. Families commit to working towards permanent housing while living in churches on a rotating basis. We house, feed, and support families on a regular schedule with the help of numerous volunteers. To learn more about Family Promise please visit their website at http://familypromisemontgomery.org/.
Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together: Parishioners from St. John’s regularly participate in group projects with both Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together. These organizations seek to provide safe and affordable housing for low income families in our local community. Work projects typically take place on the weekends. Parishioners of all skill levels are welcome to participate in these projects! More information about these great organizations can be found on their respective websites; http://www.habitatmontal.org/ and http://rebuildingtogether.org/.
S.T.E.P. (Strategies to Elevate People) is an inner city ministry supported by a wide variety of churches and parishes in Montgomery. We are founding members and continue to be leaders in the programs S.T.E.P. sponsors.
Montgomery Area Council on Aging (M.A.C.O.A.). is an agency whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors and to increase community awareness of senior issues. Services include delivery of meals, senior centers, outreach, chore/repair, and transportation. For more details about MACOA check out their website at http://www.macoa.org/.
Kairos Prison Ministry addresses the spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated. Kairos volunteers go into prisons in teams of 30 to 40 to pray, share the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, share meals, and fellowship with the incarcerated on a one-to-one basis. The first visit is a three-day event, during which time the team teaches a short introductory course on Christianity. Subsequent visits with the prisoners continue over a twelve-month period.