Partner Ministries of St. John's
Jesus commissioned us to "go into all the world." Specifically, he sends us to:
"Jerusalem" – our parish or local community (ie. Johns & Wadmalaw Islands)
"Judea" – the region we are part of (ie. Charleston & the Lowcountry)
"Samaria" – neighboring regions and people with whom we would not ordinarily mix
"The ends of the Earth" – internationally
St. John's is committed to reaching out in all four of these ways. St. John's Parish in addition to our own missions and ministries hosts and partners with other local organizations to serve the community. These include:
[meets Tuesdays, 6.30pm, and Fridays, 7pm, in Walton Hall]
An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.
Meetings are held Monday nights at 6:30pm, in the LaRoche building
The Barrier Islands’ Free Medical Clinic provides medical services to the medically underserved on Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands. Several members of St. John’s helped to found the BIFMC, which opened in the Spring of 2008. Their most consistent need is for volunteers! Please contact Sue Garcia by clicking HERE.
St. John's, along with other island churches, businesses, local farmers generously donate their time, money, fresh & canned food & meat in order to feed over 250 low income, needy families throughout the islands. Blessing Basket provides boxes of food to those whose food stamps don’t take them to the end of the month. Blessing Boxes are made up the third Thursday of each month and deliveries are made the third Saturday of each month. If interested, please contact Walt Miller at the church office.
[Pack and Den meetings Mondays, 6pm, in Walton Hall]
[Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am–2pm, Walton Hall]
Join Respite Care Charleston's social day program for adults with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St. Johns Parish Church between 10:00am and 1:45pm. Contact Christine at 843-813-3051 or Christine@respitecarecharleston.org.
[Monthly on 3rd Saturday, 10:00am, in Walton Hall]
Calling Local Writers!
Are you a writer? A “wanna be” writer? Would you like to join a group of other writers for support and feedback? Charleston now has a chapter of Word Weavers International, a non-profit organization started in 1997 in Florida. Originally a small group of friends who met to encourage each other in their writing endeavors, WWI has grown to some 600 international members and offers both traditional (local face to face) and online chapters. Word Weavers International encourages clean, wholesome writing in every genre (fiction, non-fiction, Bible studies/devotionals, magazine/newspaper articles, poetry/songs, memoirs, screen plays, etc.).
Whether you are a published professional, or you’ve just started dabbling, WWI-Charleston has something to offer you. We meet monthly and use the “cold sandwich” method of critique (two positive “I like this” comments with an encouraging constructive suggestion between them). Many Word Weavers have won awards and become successfully published writers. For more information about WWI, visit the website at www.word-weavers.com. For meeting information about the Charleston chapter, please contact Bonnie Anderson, President, at 843-559-4775 (leave a message) or via email email@example.com . Come and visit. You’ll like us!