We are committed to serving and giving in the name of Jesus for spiritual, emotional, and physical needs in our parish, locally, and in the world.– Caring & Compassion, Core Value at St. John’s Plymouth
St. John’s Food Pantry
St. John’s stocks a food pantry that we make available to the public Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2-4 pm. Food and household supplies and grocery gift cards are offered to anyone in need.
Donations to the food pantry are brought into the church and accepted on Sundays.
Miss Millie’s Medical Loan Closet
Miss Millie’s Closet provides the service of loaning medical equipment out to those in need. Anyone in the community may borrow them for as long as needed.
This ministry began in memory of a wonderful woman and Church member, Mrs. Mildred (Millie) Caroline Hein. Her daughter started the loan closet with items used by Miss Millie to aide her in living at home with family during her final years. Thanks to our donors, the loan closet has grown with a wide variety of medical items (wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, commodes, etc.) for home use. Items are available to anyone in the Plymouth/Canton community who needs them, preferably for short term use) and are to be returned when they are no longer needed.
If you or a family members are in need of medical equipment, please call the church office at 734-453-0190 or email the Parish Administrator. The Parish Administrator will notify the Miss Millie’s volunteers of your request. A Miss Millie’s volunteer will contact you by phone within 24 hours.
If you have medical equipment to donate, please call the church office at 734-453-0190 or email and we will determine if we can utilize the items you have to donate, or we can help you with other resources if we are unable to use your donations.
BeFriender Ministry – A Listening Presence is a national, ecumenical organization that provides leadership training and program support for a listening ministry of lay pastoral care in churches, healthcare institutions, and long-term care facilities. St. John’s has several members who have gone through many, many hours of training and are ready when needed. If you are in need of a listening ear, please contact the office at 734-453-0190 email@example.com.
Eucharistic Visitors (EV)
Eucharistic Visitors are lay parishioners trained and licensed by the diocese to take communion to the homebound. If you or a family member are in need this service, please contact the office at 734-453-0190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homebound, Sick, and Elderly
Laypersons and clergy visit members who are homebound or in the hospital. If you or a family member need a pastor, please contact the office at 734-453-0190 or email@example.com.
Outside Support Groups (meeting at St. John’s)
Al-Anon: Meets every Saturday morning at 8:00am. This group is designed to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. For more information about Al-Anon, visit www.al-anon.org.
Narcotics Anonymous: Meets every Monday evening at 7:00pm. The group level provides a forum for addicts to share their experiences of their plight and what they did to overcome the problems they encountered on the way. The concept of sharing one addict’s experience with another helps to provide solutions for those seeking answers to the day to day problems encountered with our disease. For more information about NA, visit www.michigan-na.org.
Overeaters Anonymous: Meets every Thursday morning at 8:30am. Meetings are gatherings of two or more who come together to share their personal experience and the strength and hope OA has given them (no matter what your problem with food — compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising). For more information about OA, visit www.oa.org.
PFLAG: Meets the second Sunday of the month at 3:00pm. This group units people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. For more information about PFLAG, visit www.pflag.org.