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Free Lunch

The Last Sunday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

The last Sunday of each month a church family or group sponsors the Free Lunch by selecting the menu and preparing the main course. The deserts are provided by many of our church members. There are many volunteers that help serve the food and drinks, help with setup and cleanup after the lunch is over. Most of the volunteers are church members but anyone is welcome to help. The lunch is FREE to anyone who is hungry or would like to share in the fellowship. Donations are accepted to support the program but never required.

Helping Hands

Helping Hands is St. John’s way of tithing on the collection of money given by the congregation’s tithing. We help 30 households in the St. John’s neighborhood which is from 22nd St. to 26th. The group goes out the next to last Sunday each month. The items we give out are personal and household items not covered by government assistance. The households were chosen on their need and our availability. It has been a very successful program and a way for St. John’s to meet and get to know our neighbors. Our GOAL here is to further the KINGDOM of GOD and to bring as many souls to his KINGDOM to learn his word and build a relationship with our LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Here is a really great place to learn how to except JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR.

Here is a good place to start learning how to except JESUS as YOUR LORD and SAVIOR

In Touch Ministries

http://www.intouch.org/you/article-archive/content?topic=how_do_i_accept_jesus_as_my_savior_article#.UzbzjhCPJ1s

 

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Thanksgiving Parade Night

We open our doors to public and provide Free Hot Coco and Coffee. We also serve some snacks.

 

Vacation Bible School

Jesus loves the little children so please bring your little one’s to St John’s so that they can learn and enjoy learning about the Father & his Son

 

UNICEF

During Halloween every year Judy Barrick  passes out trick or treat box’s to our congregation and also sets them up on our tables in the fellowship room. Please make a small donation to help a small child in need. We are all called to help each other and these kids could use our help.

About UNICEF

UNICEF and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when ZERO children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood.

What Do they Do?

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF fights for the survival and development of the world’s most vulnerable children and protects their basic human rights.

There Goal

We believe in a world where ZERO children die of things we can prevent.

There website

http://www.unicefusa.org/about/

Appalachian Out Reach

Brought to St John’s by Judy Barrick.

About AOI

Mission Statement

Guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit, the mission of Appalachian Outreach is to help relieve the burden of poverty and the loss of dignity suffered by the people of Appalachia who, through no fault of their own, struggle to meet the basic needs of daily life.

We continually look for contacts in counties where accessibility and opportunity are limited and other charitable agencies are lacking or struggle to meet local need. We also look for contacts locally who will support the mission of Appalachian Outreach, therefore building a network where the dignity of all is respected and the love of God is proclaimed through prayer, word, and deed.

                    Visit there site for more information at: http://www.appalachianoutreaching.org/

Boatsie Boxes and Stockings

For the soldiers brought to St John’s by Judy Barrick every Christmas to reach out to our armed force every year.

Boatsie’s Boxes is a non profit, 501(c) 3, charitable organization dedicated to supporting our troops when they are far from home.

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Puppet Ministry

As of now we are trying to get together a group of fun loving people who would like to have some fun  using puppets. We have lots of puppets to work with and will be getting more as our group grows. Judy & Larry Barrick is the puppet directors and owners of most of our puppets. We do Christmas shows & many more. If you are a person with a good fun loving personality please come join us at St John’s in our puppet ministry.

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The Angel Tree

For Family Services and local Church adopted families.

The St. John’s Angel Tree is one of our Christmas outreach missions. This project consists of either a local agency giving us names with needs of local residents or we use people within our church neighborhood who need help at Christmas. The names with items desired are written on a cut out angel and hung on the tree in our Fellowship Hall for members of our congregation to select. The names in need will be shopped for and gifts will be delivered to them on Christmas Eve. For more information please see Shirlee Holloway.

Teeter Totter Mission

This mission is to raise money for many occasions.

Illini 4000 for Cancer

God is an Awesome God,

St John’s Evangelical Protestant Church will be hosting the Illini 4000 for Cancer again this year, We will be providing them with dinner upon there arriver on Tuesday June 4th at approximately 4:00 PM. We will also be providing them with breakfast upon there departure on Wednesday June 5th at 8:00 am.  Showers are provided by sentre town fitness at 20th St, Wheeling. They will also be camping out at St John’s. Food is being provided by the St John’s church. It is such an honor to help them on there journey across America.

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There Mission There Illini 4000 for Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the American Cancer experience, raising funds for cancer research and patient support services, as well as spreading awareness for the fight against cancer through annual cross country bike rides.

Stay tune for more information soon.