Loving our neighbors right here in Roanoke.
"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people..." [Galatians 6:10]
At St. John, we recognize that discipleship and spiritual growth always includes service to others. If our faith journey is only an inward one, we will never become the disciples Christ has called us to be. As such, we place great importance on serving those right here in our Roanoke community.
We support a variety of organizations in the area working to address some of the local needs.
LOCAL MINISTRIES WE SERVE
During one weekend each spring, members of St. John mobilize in a concerted effort to serve the community and to share the love of Christ beyond the walls of our church. In recent years, more than 400 men, women, and children from St. John have come together at one time to be the hands and feet of Jesus by performing various services for multiple charities around the Roanoke Valley.
As an outgrowth of Compassion Weekend, the servants of St. John engage in monthly outreach mission initiatives through CW+. Contact the church office for information about this month's mission opportunity.
The RAM (Roanoke Area Ministries) House is an ecumenical, urban ministry that serves the Roanoke Valley by providing safe shelter and a nutritious lunch for the homeless, and emergency financial aid to those in need. Every fifth Tuesday, you’ll find a team from St. John serving lunch at RAM House. Contact the church office to join this team.
This team oversees the distribution of St. John’s mission outreach funds to provide a helping hand to those in need in our community and nation. They meet quarterly to consider opportunities to freely give to our fellow citizens.
INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN OUR LOCAL MISSIONS EFFORTS?
If you would like to learn more about our work with local organizations, or if you'd like to participate, please contact Tim Geiger.