Missions

We do our mission in the world with our partners.

HEALTH KIT SUNDAY COMING IN THE NEW YEAR!
What's your morning routine? I turn on the light and roll out of bed bleary-eyed and prepare to face my two hungry cats! After I have my coffee, I am ready to take on my day. For many this has not been how their day started. This year many people have been displaced by hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and floods. We are asking you to join us to help them restock on daily necessities. So, when the next disaster occurs, they can bring that caring feeling to people who have been displaced. We can carry some light into their darkness! Mission & Outreach will supply all the necessities. We need your hands! Large & small hands. Please stay connected to hear updates on Health Kit Sunday.

CARITAS - is our partner for serving the homeless. We serve as both an intake site and housing site for the women's program. This is our most hands-on opportunity to serve.

** CARITAS is in desperate need for new or clean, gently washed blankets for the women's and family shelters. A box will be placed in the Parlor for any donations. Please see Elisabeth Burnette if you have any questions.

Comfort Cases - provides suitcases and basics for children in foster care we support them through collections and help packing the bags

CROP Walk - We have hosted the Richmond CROP Walk for a number of years. This year with renovations coming we are working on organizing, collecting and walking the date for this years CROP walk is September 16th Please join us

Circle Center Adult Day Services and ACTS - Area Congregations Together in Service - are both organizations that serve people in Richmond which St John's helped establish and continue to support.

Annual we support:

We support the wider mission of the church through contributing to all 5 UCC offerings

  • Our Church's Wider Mission
  • Neighbors In Need
  • Strengthen The Church
  • Veterans Of The Cross (Christmas Offering)
  • One Great Hour Of Sharing

We've visited our mission partners. Here's some pictures from that visit.

Mission of the Month

Change the World RVA was established to support high school and college students who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. They partner with volunteers, churches and other organizations to make a difference in the lives of     homeless youth. They are an all-volunteer organization and the only group  in our area that specifically addresses the needs of homeless students. In 2016 they won the Governor's Award for outstanding community service. Please join us at worship on January 13, 2019 to meet Natalie May and hear about this   fantastic organization. If you would like to make a donation please use the bucket on the 1st Sunday, use a blue mission envelope or add it to your offering envelope &  indicate Mission of the Month. Please ask a member of your mission team if you have questions. The next Mission & Outreach Meeting is Wednesday, January 16th @ 6:30 pm at the Agee's home.  Please call the office for information.

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