Grant Helps St. John’s Garden Boxes; Gear up to Start Growing
Each garden season, St. John’s aims to raise vegetables for the SAMS Pantry food assistance ministry. Thanks to past funding from St. John's Endowment Committee, the Environmental Mission Team at St. John’s has been able to offer even more in recent years. In spring 2016, additional garden boxes were constructed and made available to members of St. John’s and those living in St. John’s neighborhood.
Here are the opportunities for St. John’s members:
If you want a box to raise vegetables for your family, sign up through teh church. Boxes are available on a first come / first serve basis. Look for sign-up sheets posted on the church bulletin boards or contact the parish office.
Living Waters for the World Mission
From time to time, St. John's offers brief presentations and loose plate collections for the Living Waters for the World (LWW) mission. Between 2008 and mid-2014, in support of this water ministry’s efforts in the SE Mexico region, St. John’s Endowment Committee and parish members made generous contributions ($65,000 and $12,000 respectively).
The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return. Learn more: Visit water.org/water-crisis