St. John’s would love for you to get involved!
If it weren’t for our volunteers, St John’s would not be what it is today. We offer many ways for you to get involved both at the church and surrounding communities.
We have ministries for you to be involved with and outreach programs that serve people outside our church.
Our Altar Guild sets up the altar and the church for services. The services of the guild include cleaning the tools for communion vessels. Also, they change and wash the altar linens and vestments as need—other tasks like updating the hymn board.
You can help by offering a few minutes of your time to assist the guild.
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 them where they are, be it at home, hospital, nursing home, or assisted living residence. Anointing for healing is also offered.
The Flower Guild adds beauty to our worship 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).
Building and Grounds
Building and grounds are individuals who help keep St John in the best shape that we can.
If you like ladders and if you are handy, we may have a place for you!
The Vestry is a leadership opportunity within the church. The church votes upon the Vestry and members volunteer for a set amount of time.
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 duties assigned by the priest.
Lay Eucharistic Minister assists the priest and the attendees by offering and the chalice during Eucharist.
To find out how you can help, speak with the Priest about training and where you would fit in with this ministry.
If you love to read aloud in a bold voice, this is an excellent way for you 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 our members to feel welcome when they come to our worship space.
The Endowment Committee
This committee is a dedicated group of parishioners whose goal is to set St John’s up for long-term success.
If you want to help with the church’s long-term success or put the fun back in fundraising, this could be a group for you.
Our outreach programs are those programs that reach outside of our doors.
Meals at Love, Inc.
On the first Thursday of every month, St John’s provide and serves a meal to those in need at Love, Inc., a local nonprofit. Love Inc offers comprehensive care for many in our community who are in need.
Due to COVID19 protocols, this ministry is on hold.
You can help by donating a course to our meal, or if you are not the best cook, you could help serve the meal or donate money for some who can cook but does not have the extra food can prepare a meal.
We can take donations of clothing, food, or other such things to Love Inc for you. We could use a few people to bring donations to Love.
Transitional Living Center
The church in the past held fundraisers to support this organization, such as our Swedish Pancake fundraiser.
The Transitional Living Center in Burlington provides families and individuals with temporary shelter and necessities while assisting them in gaining skills to become self-sufficient, employed, and independent.
You can help by donating money or by helping with or participating in our fundraisers.
The Hospitality Center provides Racine’s most extensive meal program and hospitality to those in need.
We have parishioners who donate goods and other items needed by the center.
You can help by bringing in food and clothing items. We are always looking for drivers to bring donations to the center. You can also donate money as well.
At this point, our Thanksgiving meal is on hold. We are looking for someone to head this wonderful outreach. If you are interested, you do not have to be a member of the church.
|Helping our Brothers and Sisters in Haiti A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday morning, killing close to 2,000 people and leaving many people displaced from their homes. Fr. Andy Jones, our Standing Committee liaison to the Haiti Project, has been able to connect with Pere Moise, the priest in Jeannette, Haiti. On Saturday night, Pere Moise said that there were no injuries and no buildings damaged in the immediate vicinity of Jeannette. At that time, they were still experiencing aftershocks and preparing for Tropical Storm Grace. One of their biggest concerns remains transportation to and from Jeannette and getting supplies. Episcopal Relief and Development has reported that they have been in touch with its partners in Haiti. As they assess the damage and determine what is most needed, Episcopal Relief and Development will provide that support. We urge you to give to the Emergency Appeal from Episcopal Relief and Development: https://support.episcopalrelief.org/haiti-relief?utm_campaign=fy21haitiearthquake We continue to faithfully support the people of Jeannette, especially the work of the medical clinic and the school, through the Haiti Project. Please consider a donation: https://haitiproject.org/donate|