Whether it's providing a meal to a child in our community or sending quilts to refugees in a faraway country, reaching out to help others is a big part of St. John's Lutheran Church.
On the first Saturday of November, the church is filled with crafts, quilts, and baked goods for the annual Fall Festival. Swedish rye bread, ostkaka, and a variety of pies are traditional favorites as well as ham balls for lunch.
Every Tuesday, the quilters gather at the church to do what they do best...make quilts. Some of the quilts are sold at the Fall Festival, but many more are given to people of need.
Our Essex School decided to help the younger children with a Christmas gift for their parents. St. John's members helped with this project.
Several items were collected/donated for the Open Door Mission "Hope Totes Toiletry Drive"
Hosted Vacation Bible School with the First Presbyterian Church - Christian Olympics Theme
Essex School Supply Drive
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Items we collected during the month of August were delivered to the Essex school. Elizabeth Shirley, school nurse (on the left) and Melissa Chambers (on the right) were very appreciative of what was donated. This project gave them a good supply to have on hand. Thanks to everyone for your donations!
What a great way to help our students!