574 S. Sheldon Road
Plymouth, Michigan, 48170
Outreach at St. John's is dedicated to the task of returning to God a portion of all the time, talent, and treasure that we have been given by God. We do this by supporting a number of organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Some of these organizations that we support with our time and talent are shown below .
NOTE: For phone numbers of the contacts listed on this page, please consult St. John's phone directory, or call the parish office at 734-453-0190.
Alternatives for Girls (AFG)
Since 1987, AFG has served girls and young women in from the disadvantaged area of southwest Detroit with vocational guidance, educational support, and counseling. St. John's parishioners help by donating clothing and personal items. For more information contact Lynn Rison here or see the Alternatives for Girls web site.
The annual CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk, sponsored by Church World Service, takes place each Fall. Walkers from St. John's and several other area churches walk a two or four mile route. Walkers raise money to fight poverty and hunger around the world by securing pledges from sponsors. For more information on CROP Walk, contact Bill Brave here or visit the Church World Service website.
Crossroads Soup Kitchen and Social Services
Three Sundays each year, a team of parishioners prepares and serves a meal at the Crossroads Soup Kitchen in Detroit. Other parishioners volunteer in the social service offices on a regular basis to assist clients with food and clothing distribution, medical prescriptions, obtaining proper IDs and other related services. To volunteer, please contact David Vaughn here or see the see the Crossroads website for more information.
Gleaners Community Food Bank
Three times a year, a team of parishioners packs boxes of food and necessities for underprivileged families at Gleaners Community Food Bank in Detroit. To volunteer, please contact Joan Besonen here or see the Gleaners website for more information.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Three times a year, St. John's hosts a Red Cross Blood Drive. For more information, please contact Carolyn Setty here or call the parish office.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers
During the Christmas season, parishioners volunteer to ring bells for the Salvation Army at local stores. The proceeds are used to provide food and clothing for needy people in the area. To volunteer, contact Joan Besonen here or see the Salvation Army website for more information.
United Thank Offering
The Mission of the United Thank Offering is to expand the circle of thankful people. To achieve this mission, they encourage daily prayers, offerings and awareness of the abundance of God's blessings. For more information contact Lynn Rison here or see the United Thank Offering website.
Mission Outreach financially supports other organizations throughout the year including: Alternatives for Girls, Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS), Crossroads of Michigan, Detroit Rescue Ministries, Episcopal Appalachian Ministries (EAM), Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) , First Step, Gleaners, Mariner's Inn, Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS) , The Salvation Army and United Thank Offering.
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A Liturgical Calendar for Upcoming Weeks
With Links to the Lessons for Sundays and Major Holy Days. From the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL)