From the very beginning, St. John has been a congregation that goes beyond the church building to live out the Christian faith. We are the hands and heart of Jesus in the world, seeking to make a difference in the lives of God’s people. This is manifest through service work and financial support of mission partners locally, nationally and internationally.
Listed below are the many outreach ministries of St. John:
Each year a group of youth and adults travel to the Appalachia region to be shaped spiritually, to form friendships with families, and to rehab homes in the community. This week-long trip is an experience that changes lives for the better.
Gathering new or gently used toys that are then distributed to children helps to make the holidays brighter for little ones in the St. Louis area.
A local food pantry that also assists with various needs of West St. Louis County residents. Many members give generously of their time and money to this service agency.
Emmaus is an institution that advocates for the developmentally disabled. St. John has a special relationship with Pepperwood. We visit the home each month and play games with the ladies; we also do yard work, have holiday parties, and share with them in worship each Sunday.
ECH is a St. Louis agency that assists children, youth and families in their effort to sustain a healthier way of life.
Every year a group from St. John combines with other UCC congregations to build a neighborhood house in St. Louis. The work day is scheduled for Saturday, December 12 from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm.
This partnership seeks to help women and children start a new life after an abusive relationship.
Provides support in over 70 countries to feed victims of famine, to offer services to displaced people, and to fund projects that give hope.
It’s a partnership near and dear to St. John. This mission center that serves the community of Shannon County was founded by Rev. Wobus and St. John Church. A group from the congregation goes every summer to work at Shannondale and to touch lives with the love of Christ.
People donate shoes which turn into funds that provide access to clean water for all God’s people in sub-Saharan Africa.
This organization is committed to providing essential resources to people in need throughout the St. Louis community.
A men’s shelter in north St. Louis. Groups from the congregation go to serve meals and share in a devotional time. We also provide other support throughout the year.
The congregation regularly collects items that are given in hopes of inspiring children and families who need encouragement.