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 in need across the entire Niagara Region. In Niagara Falls, there are 4 different hour-long stops every Friday night. At each stop, a free, healthy meal is served. 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 collects donations of juice boxes and granola bars to assist this 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 at St. George's, St. Catharines breakfast program. We collect hygiene products for Moontime Women's Project which are shipped up north to be given away. We have an ongoing Prayer Shawl ministry. Each Sunday in December around our Advent Giving Tree, we collect items such as hats, mittens, socks, scarves, personal products, toys, books, and food for donation to community organizations.
Meeting space is used by community organizations such as Narcotics Anonymous, Therapeutic Touch, 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 the prayers at St. John's.