“Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” — 1 John 3:18
We believe that the church does not just exist for us, but that God has called us to live out our faith in Jesus Christ by sharing his love in our community and around the world. Accordingly, St. John’s commits to spending 25% of our budget outside of the church each year. We receive solicitations from many worthy organizations and the committee carefully reviews such requests to determine which ministries we will support.
MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITIES
We have two upcoming mission trips!
Houston, TX (October 28 – November 3). This is the fourth trip in partnership with area churches and First Presbyterian of Houston to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The estimated cost is $700–$800. Sign-up deadline is September 14.
Costa Rica (February 16–23, 2019). This trip is in partnership with Wayne United Methodist. It is their seventh trip working with Costa Rica Mission Projects, building and repairing churches and community buildings in Costa Rica. The estimated cost is $1,800.
St. John’s will contribute $400 towards the cost of each St. John’s participant in both trips. Neither trip requires construction skills, as there are knowledgeable people to guide you. For more information, please take one of the handouts on the table below the Outreach bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. While there, look at the bulletin board as it tells the story of the six St. John’s members who went on the June mission trip to Houston. Contact outreach with any questions.
We are currently partnering with:
Broad Street Ministry
Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC)
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Great Valley Food Cupboard
Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia
Mission Partners: Jed and Jenny Koball in Peru
Mission Partner: Claire Zuhosky in Niger
Partners in Health
Rise Against Hunger
Sandy Relief Teams / Karitas
Opportunities to Serve and Volunteer
There are numerous opportunities to serve and volunteer on a regular basis or simply for a few hours on a Saturday. These activities provide a means to further our outreach mission while participating in fun Christian Fellowship with others from St. John’s and the community. Some of the volunteer activities include:
- Monthly trips to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Sandy
- Habitat for Humanity Builder’s Competition – join a builder’s team or assist with planning
- Watering, weeding, harvesting and delivering fresh vegetables grown in our community garden for the Great Valley Food Cupboard
- Tutoring grade school children at the Cornerstone Christian Academy
- Packaging 10,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger