St. John's ministry of Outreach grows out of our commission as Christians to love our neighbors as ourselves, and is a central priority for church members. Among our current ministries are support for the St. Mark's Saturday Soup Bowl in Philadelphia, The Breathing Room Foundation for families affected by cancer, and the Jenkintown Loaves & Fishes Food Cupboard. We continually look for places where all of us, young and old, can share our many gifts and blessings.

Partners and Projects, Past & Present

The Heritage Academy–The Heritage Academy is a 800 student pre-k through 9th grade school in Ghana, West Africa. We have a partnership of support with the school through the Schoerke Foundation, its primary funder. The parish sponsors an annual back-pack drive for the school, as well as periodic fundraisers. KIVA–Kiva is a micro-finance organization that provides small loans to individuals who have small businesses throughout the world in places like Cambodia, Viet Nam, Columbia, the Philippines, Costa Rica and Peru. St. John’s is dedicated to this idea that helps support self-reliance to individuals in need. Interfaith Hospitality Network–This Network of multi-faith organizations provides periodic meals and hospitality to homeless families in Philadelphia. A Women’s Place–A Women’s Place is an organization in Bucks and Montgomery County that provides a safe haven and support for women who have been abused. The parish collects clothing which is donated to the Women’s Place. Debtors Anonymous–This organization meets each Saturday morning at the Church and helps people manage and resolve their financial debt issues.

Partnership with The Nexus School

St. John’s has a special relationship with The Nexus School, a private educational institution focused on the needs of children along the autism spectrum. The School is housed at St. John’s, and the parish and the school are connected in an intense and daily way. More information on The Nexus School can be found at: http://www.thenexusschool.org/

Other organizations St. John's community has assisted include:

  • YES and Camp, a summer art program for underprivileged children in Philadelphia
  • The Police Athletic League Youth Program of Abington
  • The Rainbow Room, a center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in Bucks County
  • Girlfriends Club, an after school program for underprivileged girls
  • Boys to Men, an after school program for underprivileged boys
  • Holland Glen, facility working with young children with sever disabilities
  • Wyncote Church Home, an assisted living and nursing facility
  • The Face to Face Aids Project, a program helping AIDS orphans in Malawi, Africa and Cambodia

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