Outreach

Helping Hands – Helping Hands Outreach is a place for those in need of clothing, homegoods, and small furniture items can come and find items donated by our community.  We are open for donations Wednesday 10AM-noon. Helping Hands is open for shopping Thursday 10AM-1 PM. Our clients come from 24 towns average shoppers per week is 40. We rely on donations of clothing and household goods from individuals. We also get donations from local hotels and businesses. Helping Hands does open for people on an emergency basis when needed.

Pauline’s StockPot Kitchen – This is located at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 North Main Street, East Windsor. Meals are served every Friday from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and every third Wednesday of each month from 5:00pm to 6:30pm.

Five Corner Cupboard – St. John’s collects non-perishable food items weekly for the Five Corner Cupboard food panty.  The pantry is located in the First Congregational Church of East Windsor and serves families in need who reside in East Windsor, Ct. Referrals are through area clergy and the East Windsor Human Services Dept. Donations from various churches, community groups, and individuals provide the supply for the pantry.

Johnny’s Garden provides fresh, organic fruit and vegetables to our friends and neighbors in need at the 5 Corner Cupboard Food Pantry and Pauline’s Stockpot Kitchen. All St. John’s members participate in the tending of Johnny’s Garden, bringing forward the harvest to be blessed at the altar each Sunday before being delivered directly to our ministries.

Johnny’s Garden produced over 700 pounds of fresh vegetables for our friends in the community during the garden season of 2016! Well done Johnny’s Gardeners!!!

The first harvest: July 17, 2016

1st harvest

Yoga for Everyone! Tuesday evenings, 6 – 7 pm in the Parish Hall, September through July. People from all over the area come to join in this gentle yoga program offered by our gifted teacher, Ms. Gina McCray, founder of Inner Light and Soul Yoga. All are welcome! Classes are $10.00 each, and drop-ins are always welcome – or join in for a set of classes at a lower rate, all designed to help us find peace, calm, and balance in our bodies, minds and spirits.

yoga

 

Little Dresses for Africa   Come and join in every autumn, when we gather sewing machines and scissors to sew dresses for the little girls and young women of Africa, without which their safety is jeopardized, and their access to education is limited. This year we’ll be adding little pants for boys as well. This is part of our work towards the Episcopal Church’s Millennium Development Goal of improved access to education for girls and women.

Little dresses

The Little Free Library   Helping to meet the Millennium Development Goal of improved literacy for all people, everyone is invited to stop by our outdoor miniature library created by our Church School classes, and choose a book to keep, or leave a book to share. You’ll find a selection of books for all ages and interests – help yourself!

sj little free library

United Thank Offering – St. John’s has a weekly collection for the United Thank offering.  Following the peace parishioners are invited to share something that they are thankful for and can place a donation in our blue UTO box.  The rector, or a member of the congregation will move about the church.

White Envelopes – For information please contact Betty Silva: betty.silva@att.net