Project Angel Tree
During Advent, St. John's participates in Project Angel Tree, which provides Christmas gifts to children of residents of the nearby prisons. The children's needs and desires are shared with the congregation in November, and gifts are purchased, wrapped & brought to the church before Thanksgiving.
Each fall, St. John's provides backpacks full of school supplies to area school children. Purchasing backpacks and gathering school supplies begins in the spring and runs all summer, with the major efforts of packing and distributing occuring in August. You have opportunities to donate school supplies or volunteer to pack or distribute backpacks. Watch for announcements.
St. John's conducts a food drive each January and July to supply the local Helping Hands food pantry. You can also volunteer to work at the Helping Hands location - serving those in need, stocking shelved and taking donations.
During the school year, we provide basic reading, math and ESL tutoring at neighboring Deaf Smith Elementary. We are working with the staff there to determine how best we can serve their children during the 2017-18 school year.
Unfortunately, childhood hunger is a problem right in our backyard. St. John's supports the work of Lunches of Love, a non-profit based in our neighboring church, First United Methodist Rosenberg. We encourage you to go to lunchesoflove.net to find out more information on how to donate or volunteer.
You can also donate money to support this ministry. Typically, $50 supports one child for the whole summer.
Typically the first Saturday in May, St. John's participates in the area H.O.M.E. Project, where we work to clean up and repair people's homes.
Ministering to the Homeless
St. John's keeps a supply of bags filled with a small Bible, food and hygiene items for members to keep in their cars to give to homeless and hungry people they might encounter. Pick up one today to enable you to show the love of Christ in your daily commute.
Box Tops for Education
Clip the Box Tops for Education from General Mills products and bring them to the church office. We pass them on to Smith Elementary.