Outreach & Missions

Outreach is the heart and soul of who we are as members of God’s holy family, and we search constantly for opportunities that will allow every age group to work side-by-side as we reach out to serve Christ in the world. Although money sometimes is what is most needed, whenever possible we strive to make Outreach a gift of time and skills in a hands-on partnership.  We believe  healthy relationships with God and each other changes lives.

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Community & World Wide
Mission Trips
Lynchburg Grows
Yoder Center
Episcopal Relief & Development
Outreach Committee

Mission Trips

Junior Mission - 2017

When: July 9  - July 13, 2017
Where: Salter Path, North Carolina
Why: To journey physically and metaphorically. We will work together on outreach needs and experience a spiritual journey along the way.
Who: Rev. Todd Via, Sarah Lusk and Kate Sigler as leaders with additional sponsors.
How: E-mail Sarah@stjohnslynchburg.org (Sarah@stjohnslynchburg.org) or Todd Vie (tvie@stpaulslynchburg.org ) or call 434-528-1138 for more information.

The trip cost is $275, which includes all transportation, accommodations, meals, and an excursion.

The trip is underwritten, in part, by the St. John’s and St. Paul's Mission Possible Fund. Scholarships are available.

***Friday, March 1, 2017 is the deadline for application and $100.00 (non-refundable) deposit ***

Click here for Junior Mission forms and details

Senior Mission
What? We will be returning to Holy Cross Anglican School in San Mateo, Belize from July 9-July 15, 2017. The week will be spent ministering to children, leading a Vacation Bible School and doing work at the School.
Who is going? Rev. Bill Watson, Dr. Lynette Schindler, Kevin Hooper are leading the trip. 
Who is eligible? Applications are available to all Senior High Youth. The trip is designed for 10th and 11th graders and they will be given priority.
How to apply:
The cost of the trip is $850.*
- March 1: Applications and $250 (non-refundable) deposit due.
- The date for Remaining balance is yet to  be determined.   Please check back for updated information.

Half of this trip is supported by funds raised at the Mission Possible Event on April 29,2017. Participation in the Dinner and additional fundraisers is a requirement for the trip.

*Group trips incur expenses based on the committed number of participants, therefore all payments, including the deposit, are non-refundable unless removal from the participants' list is initiated by St. John's. Scholarship assistance is available, please speak with Bill Watson.

Click here for Senior Mission forms and details

Outreach Committee

St. John's Outreach Committee is made up of twelve members who serve three year terms.  Three new members are nominated each year.  The committee oversees the budget and the activities of St. John's sponsored satellite ministries.  Parishioners may serve as long as they wish on the satellite ministry teams and are not recquired to attend outreach committee meetings.  Contact the leaders of the satellite ministry you would like to join.

St. John's Satellite Ministries

Lynchburg Grows

Since 2007 St. John’s has made a financial and volunteer commitment to Lynchburg Grows, a community-wide initiative to restore a number of abandoned greenhouses for re-use as sources for food, education, and employment for those in need. St. John's has completed the renovation of Greenhouse #8 and, in the process, has rescued and replanted over 100 rose bushes and has planted beds filled with vegetables and lettuces. The harvested produce is given to Lynchburg Daily Bread. Opportunities are available to volunteer through Lynchburg Grows to distribute fresh  produce throughout the city. Schedule for the Veggie Van vary.  Contact the Lynchburg Grows leader for more information.

Yoder Community Center

One of the highlights and focal points for the Outreach committee and the parish has been connecting with our neighbors in Tinbridge Hill, an inner-city neighborhood just over one mile from St. John's. Members of the Outreach committee are in  communication with the Director of The Yoder Center which is a model for other neighborhood centers within the city.  There are  numerous opportunities, both short and long-term, to be involved.

Mariams House

Daily Bread

Meals on Wheels

IOA Ramp Ministry

Linkhorne Elementary School Mentoring 

Rebuild and Repair Ministry

Salvation Army Bells

Bear Mountain Christmas Giving