St. John’s would love for you to get involved!
If not for our volunteers, St John’s would not be what it is today. Some of our Ministries & Outreach Programs help those within our walls, and other programs are to support and serve the surrounding communities that support us.
Our Altar Guild sets up the altar and the rest of the church for services. The guild’s services include changing and washing the altar linens and vestments, updating the hymn board, and after-service clean-up.
You can help by offering a few minutes to assist the guild.
The Flower Guild adds beauty to our worship space through flowers and altar decorations.
You can help the flower guild with your arranging skills or donate money for the flowers (after the service, take them home if you wish).
Readers & Greeters
If you love reading to others, this is an excellent way to proclaim God’s Word and aid others in worship.
You can get involved by having your name added to our reader list.
Greeters help our visitors and members feel welcome in our worship space.
Servers & Lay Eucharistic Minister
In worship, servers assist the priest in a variety of ways. Children, as well as adults, are encouraged to consider this ministry. Duties include lighting candles, processing, and other responsibilities the priest assigns.
Lay Eucharistic Minister assists the priest and the attendees by offering the chalice during Eucharist.
To find out how to help, speak with the priest about training and where you would fit in with this ministry.
Some churches refer to coffee as an after-church “sacrament.”
We at St John’s love to share food and beverages with others.
We meet new people during our coffee hour here at St John’s and keep in touch with past friends. Plus, get a tasty beverage and a snack before going on with the rest of your day.
If you are looking for a place to participate, this could be a great place to start, and it is available for people of different talent levels.
You can purchase a treat for those who cannot bake, and if that doesn’t work, you could help set up or clean up. If this sounds exciting, hit the brown button below!
Ministries that support the church
The Endowment Committee
This committee is a dedicated group of parishioners whose goal is to set St John’s up for long-term financial success.
If you want to help with the church’s long-term success or put the fun back into fundraising, this could be the group to join.
Building and Grounds
Building and grounds are individuals who help keep St John in the best shape that we can. If you like ladders (or not) and are handy, we may have a place for you!
The Vestry is a leadership opportunity within the church. The church votes for the Vestry members, and each member serves for a set time.
The Pastoral Care ministry aims to bring St. John the Divine to those unable to attend church for whatever reason.
When we visit those in need, we commonly bring Communion to their home, hospital, nursing home, or assisted living residence room. Anointing for healing can also be offered.
If you like to sit and chat with others where they are, this could be an excellent opportunity to serve.
Outreach Programs Beyond Our Doors
Our outreach programs are those programs that reach outside of our doors.
The Hospitality Center provides Racine’s most extensive meal program and hospitality to those in need.
As a parish, we donate goods and other items the center needs. Bringing in something extra can go a long way to touch someone’s life. Check out their current needs!
If you want help, please bring food and clothing items to church.
We always look for drivers to bring donations to the center; money is also an option.
Transitional Living Center
The Transitional Living Center of The Burlington Area provides families and individuals with temporary shelter and necessities while assisting them in gaining skills to become self-sufficient, employed, and independent.
We will provide dinner for the residents at TLC on the first Thursday of each month. We will offer the main entrée, a vegetable, a starch, and a dessert. If you are interested in providing a meal, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jessica Markham or get in touch with the church office if you have questions.
You can help by donating money or by helping serve.