St. John's Anglican Church, Port Hope
 

GREEN WOOD COALITION DINNERS Outreach

We currently have 2 teams from St. John’s who prepare home-made dinners for those who are less fortunate than we. The location is St John's Parish Hall and the time is 6 p.m. every Monday. Each team of approximately 10 people prepare dinner for approximately 70 people once every 3 months, attend if possible, or provide your portion to a team member, if not able to attend. We always need more volunteers. If this is a ministry that you would like to get involved in, please let us know, as each of the teams could use an extra hand. This ministry will bless you as much as those who are eating. We hope we hear from you! For information, contact Deb Chapman 905-885-7158.

 

HAVE AN OUTREACH IDEA?


If you have an interest in one our our outreach activities or an idea for a new one, please contact the church office, or one of our Outreach Committee members.

We have a great team made up of Penny Burgess,
Mary Ellen Goucher,
Pat Honey,
Don Grimshaw,
John LeCain, and
Keith Pickett.


WORSHIP SERVICES


Worship services
this week


LEARN LOVE SERVE


St. John's Port Hope

We are a Christian community dedicated knowing God's love in our lives through worship, learning, and caring for others.

MARKS OF MISSION
  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  • To teach, baptize, and nurture new believers
  • To respond to human need by loving service
  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

During the Vision 2019 research, a task force examined more than a thousand letters, emails, and online posts from Canadian Anglicans who shared their dreams for their church. They identified seven priorities and five practices that would shape the 2 work of the national office. The task force also discovered that Canadian Anglicans strongly supported the themes behind the Marks of Mission, but most were not aware of the marks themselves and thus they identified a need to establish the marks as a common language. They directed General Synod to “Adopt the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion as a primary framework for ministry development in service to God’s mission, and commend them as a framework to those we serve and support in provinces, dioceses, and local ministries.” In the opening letter to Vision 2019, the Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, noted that the marks “...draw us together as Anglicans across Canada and the world.”

see "Marks of Mission" page at the Anglican Church of Canada - here »

FaithWorksFAITHWORKS SPEAKER
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 - We are excited to welcome Mr. James Anok as our guest preacher at the 8:30 and 10:30 Eucharists on Sunday, May 7. James is Chair of the Board of Directors of LOFT Community Services, one of the FaithWorks partner ministries. FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Since 1996 FaithWorks has provided more than $24 million to Anglican-affiliated ministries offering help and hope to people in need throughout southcentral Ontario and around the world. Visit FaithWorks website here »
RIVER OF HOPE REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE
St. John's has joined with St. Mark's and St Paul's Perrytown to sponsor a refugee family in Port Hope. Do a good deed - See here »
THE TREASURE TROVE
The Treasure Trove supplies low cost or free clothing to anyone in the community - gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing.

The Treasure Trove will be open for business on Wednesday March 15. Welcome back to our dedicated volunteers and loyal customers! Treasure Trove is normally open spring summer fall on Wednesdays 6-8 pm; Fridays & Saturdays 9 am-noon.

Money raised from Treasure Trove supports many local charities and our local and international outreach activities. The dedicated group of workers needs your help to ensure that this ministry continues.

In 2012, the Treasure Trove raised over $45,000 and donated over 115,000 pounds of clothing to the Diabetes Clothesline program. It literally takes a small army for this ministry to properly function and Bev and company could use any and all help to continue the work of the Treasure Trove.

We are extremely grateful to the hardworking and dedicated leadership and staff of the Treasure Trove. Their contribution to our lives and witness in the community is enormous. Thank you!

Please give some careful consideration to helping out and if you are willing and able, please contact Laurie at the church office: 905-885-2171

WAYS TO REACH OUT

The main function is to assist those in our own church family as well as those of our community who need a little help along the way. We do some fundraising, but most of our money is a portion raised by the Treasure Trove. The Treasure Trove itself is all about outreach and provides a much needed service to the community. We have a budget of about $8500.00 for this year.

Here is a list of the programs and organizations we assist : The Rector's Discretionary Fund, The Benevolent Society, Youth for Christ, The Christmas Hamper Program, The Fairshare Food Bank, Greenwood Tower Dinners, The Northumberland Soccer League, Community Care and Neighbour Link. We also give money for prayer shawls and Christmas flowers. The only thing we support that isn't local is a donation to the Sister's of St. John the Divine. They have a large outreach program and we have been donating to them for many years.

St. John's has many ways to reach out with care to members of our parish, the local community and abroad. We would love to have you involved! For more information, call the parish office at 905-885-2171 or stjohns@stjohnschurchph.ca

One Warm CoatGREEN WOOD COALITION and OneWarmCoat.org

While the need for warm coats has never been greater, it has also never been easier to meet this vital need in our community. You are invited to join in the effort to ensure that no one goes without a warm coat, by donating clean, gently used warm coats. Drop-off days and times: www.greenwoodcoalition.com. We have two teams and the location is our parish hall. For information, contact Deb Chapman 905-885-7158.

GIFT CARDS FROM JAM


We are excited to introduce our yearly fundraising initiative - Shop & Support - the program that works while you shop. It allows us to purchase gift cards (the same ones in stores) and a percentage of each dollar spent is given to JAM. Every time you pump gas, buy groceries, or make any other purchases, you could be raising money at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU while helping JAM reach our fundraising goal of $300+. See details here »

PARISH MINISTRIES

CLOTHING: Our Treasure Trove thrift shop (see above)

MEALS: The Lovin' Spoonfuls provides meals to those recovering from illness or surgery. Let us know if we can put your cooking skills to use.

RIDES: We try to provide rides to services and events for folks who cannot get there otherwise. Let us know if you are willing to provide rides.

FELLOWSHIP: The Lay Pastoral Visitors visit elderly people in their homes or nursing homes, some taking the Holy Eucharist to them. Volunteers and clergy from St. John’s ALSO offer worship services at the nursing and retirement homes in town. Let us know if you are not shy about your faith and are willing to help.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: Prayer shawls are lovingly knit or crocheted by several parishioners for anyone facing a time of difficulty, or for a time of celebration. This ministry is prepared to meet needs by keeping a small inventory of shawls on hand. Prayer shawls are a tangible way to show someone that they are loved and cared about by our parish family. At the time a shawl is being made it is not necessarily known for whom it is intended, but when the need arises the shawl is intentionally blessed by one of our priests, and a prayer is said for the person. A label that reads “Prayerfully made for you by a member of St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Hope” is sewn on to the shawl. Prayer blankets are made by our talented Laurie Woodruff to be given at the time of Baptism. These are knit or crocheted in white with the design of the “cross” for boys and the “angel” design for girls. A baptismal card is included in the gift bag and is delivered prior to the day of baptism so that if desired, the blankets can be used on the day of baptism. To date, about 68 shawls have been blessed for people enduring difficulty and 14 for baptisms or as a baby gift. In 2011, 10 shawls were given to Regency Nursing Home and in 2012, 14 were given to Port Hope Extendicare for residents who do not normally receive a Christmas present. The Phillip Aziz Centre in Toronto has been given 11 shawls to comfort children in respite care. Please contact Diane Fraser or Joan Fraser if there is someone you know in need of a shawl.

EMERGENCY NEEDS: The Discretionary Fund meets emergency needs for financial assistance of various kinds.

PARTNERSHIPS AND SUPPORT TO OTHER MINISTRIES

PORT HOPE BENEVOLENT SOCIETY: We provide support to the Port Hope Benevolent Society, which meets the needs of those around us, primarily through food vouchers and payment of bills.

FOOD BANK: St John's supports the Fare Share Food Bank (http://www.fareshare.ca), which provides emergency food supplies in Northumberland County. The first Sunday of each month is Food Bank Sunday food donations can be dropped to the Davis Your Independent Grocer shopping cart in the church tower entrance anytime. FaithWorks

FAITHWORKS: We support FaithWorks, a diocesan initiative that helps many agencies and ministries throughout Southern & Central Ontario. Visit FaithWorks website here »

[To those who make monthly Pre-Approved Payment (PAP) donations, thank you for participating in this method of supporting St. John's. Please note though, that Faithworks contributions cannot be made through the PAP system. If you are using the PAP system and wish to support Faithworks, please place your donation in an envelope marked "Faithworks" and include your name and address. The envelope can be put on the offering plate on Sundays or be put in the mailbox outside the front of the Church. Thank you.]

NeighbourLinkNEIGHBOURLINK: St. John's Church is a NeighbourLink Northumberland member church. Neighbourlink helps in many ways (e.g., visiting the lonely, providing transportation, light home repairs, toiletries and food vouchers, milk and meat to people in severe financial need). To help or to get help call 905-373-1558 or 1-888-200-2711. Youth For Christ

YOUTH FOR CHRIST: We support of the ministry of Youth For Christ "We see the hope and potential in every young person".

OPERATION EYESIGHT: We collect eyeglasses for Operation Eyesight to distribute in the developing world. 
Deposit your used glasses in the collection box at the back of the church.

Operation Christmas ChildCHRISTMAS MIRACLE Our annual Christmas Miracle provides food and gifts for local families.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Each fall, shoe boxes are filled by members of the parish to be sent to children in the developing world. See the website »




     

 


St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church • 33 Pine Street North • Port Hope, Ontario, Canada L1A 3G5
Phone: 905-885-2171 • Fax: 905-885-7592 • stjohns@stjohnschurchph.calocation map here »