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Community Outreach Committee 

St. John’s Parishioners, you are invited to participate in the Church’s new Community Outreach Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to identify needs that are not being met within our community and to help out where we can and to work with organizations that are filling community needs and could use our support.  If you are interested in Community Outreach, contact Denise McCarthy, at dmccar9904@aol.com or 703-424-5472 to learn more. If you know of an organization that could use some support from us, please let Denise know as well. Looking forward to hearing from you.” 


 Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

Throughout each year, St. John's parishioners collect hundreds of pounds food through the Sunday morning food collection, which are given to WFCM to stock their food pantry.

Save the Children

St. John's supports two children in Malawi and The Philippines.

Seasonal Projects

Parishioners contribute new backpacks for high school children in need.

Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are put together and delivered to those who could use a little extra help.

The parish participates in "Our Neighbor's Child" - a Christmas gift outreach to children in our area.

Community Organizations

St. John's provides meeting space for several community organizations -

Arirang Senior Center
AA

Gamblers Anonymous

Nepali Pathshali

 

Past Event:   Food Drive...Thanks to the generosity of St. John's parishioners, the Thanksgiving food drive was a tremendous success with 600 pounds of food collected and another $1900 contributed for the purchase of perishable items. Because the need is still so great, we are repeating the effort this weekend. The Outreach committee will be collecting non-perishable foodstuffs for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries on Sunday, December 13 from 1 to 3 in the front parking lot. If you'd like to make a financial contribution, checks can be sent to the St John's office with "WFCM" on the memo line. Please let your neighbors who may also like to contribute food know about this event through any electronic groups, etc. you may belong to.

Past Event:     The St Johns Thanksgiving meal collection in partnership with the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and Cold Weather Clothing Collection in partnership with the Rotary Club were great successes.  You and a few people from the neighborhood donated over 600 pounds of food, a car load of cold weather clothing, and over $1000.00 to buy Thanksgiving meals for needy families in this area.  Truly a fulfillment of Jesus’ summary of the Law, “to Love your neighbor as yourself”! Thanks to all who participated.  

Past Event:     11/21/2020 - Our Neighbor's Child Gift Collection happening now! Don't delay if shopping online!

Each year, St. John's parishioners may select a paper ornament from the little tree in the breezeway, with a child's age, gender, and gift suggestion, but this year necessitates a different way of proceeding! This year, please select an Ornament Number from the list in the e-notes of the gift you wish to purchase, and donate this gift to ONC, a local group which links thousands of gifts to local children who are in need. Once you select your number, send it in an email to  sjeccentreville@aol.com to let us know of your selection. First come, first served! You will be sent an email acknowledging your selection. The UNWRAPPED gifts will need to be dropped off to the church office by Wednesday, December 2. If ordering from Amazon, etc., please make sure the gift will arrive in that time-frame. You may have the gift sent directly to St. John's - 5649 Mt. Gilead Rd. Centreville, VA 20120