St. John's Outreach Ministries
St. John's Volunteers serve the Niagara Falls community through many different avenues.
Below are just a few of the ways we share God's love with others.
Salvation Army Soup Truck
The Salvation Army Mobile Outreach (soup truck) serves a meal to those that need it across the entire Niagara Region. In Niagara Falls, it has 4 different hour-long stops every Friday night. At each stop, it serves a free, healthy meal to those that need it. Running on donations alone, this truck is staffed with an outreach worker that assists clients with more than just a weekly meal. St. John’s occasionally collected donations of juice boxes and granola bars to assist in this important ministry.
Project SHARE is an acronym for: Support, Housing, Awareness, Resources, and Emergency. Project SHARE (1991) was developed as a non-profit charitable organization in response to an increased demand for emergency services. Residents of Niagara Falls who are living on or below the poverty line, as stipulated by Statistics Canada, are eligible. The programs are designed to create positive, proactive alternatives in order that people can help themselves and their families in times of crisis. Project SHARE helps over 120 people each day with emergency services. Donations of food or supplies may be left in the red barrel in the Narthex of the church.
You can make a donation to Project Share HERE
Primate's World Relief & Development Fund (PWRDF)
Other Outreach Projects supported by St. John's:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, relief, refugees, and global justice. With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to support partners’ initiatives and to promote knowledgeable actions of solidarity at home and around the world. PWRDF strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican parish and an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being.
You can make a donation to PWRDF HERE
We have volunteers that help St. George's (in St. Catharines) breakfast program. We collect hygiene products for Moontime Women's Project (which are shipped up north and given away). We have an ongoing Prayer Shawl ministry. And each Sunday in December around our Advent Giviing Tree, we collect items to give to community organizations (such as warm hats, mittens, socks, scarves, personal products, toys, books, and food).
We offer free meeting space to Community Organizations such as Narcotics Anonymous, VON Foot Care Clinic, Therapeutic Touch, Healthy Safe and Strong Seniors Exercise Program, and the M.S. Society.
Members of St. John's are also involved as volunteers in over 2 dozen Community Organizations.
All of these outreach programs and organizations are part of our regular prayers.