Our Dominican Republic team has been in partnership with people around Santo Domingo since 2003. While primarily focused on serving with a local church in medical missions and eye glasses, the team takes people of all types of gifts and skills as they provide resources and work with the children of the communities in which they serve. This team visits annually in June. Each year there are first time mission volunteers.
In 2019 Rev. Randy Terry joined Go-Haiti mission to help an orphanage of 65 children in the mountains survive the earthquake and instability. In 2022 the orphanage had to relocated for safety, yet Rev. Randy brought support from St. John’s in the form of handmade dresses and Christmas support. Prayers and donations help to support daily life for vulnerable children. Click here to learn more.
Our middle school mission team partners with Crucified Ministries in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Johnstown area is severely economically-depressed but Crucified partners with a range of ministries and churches to help bring hope and resources to the city. Since 2015, our teams have helped to do basic home repair, build a halfway house, build a farm into a place where missionaries can be trained in sustainable agriculture and more!
Our middle schoolers go on this 5-day trip each year in the last week of June. Signups happen in the fall.
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TEAMS
Our high school mission trips rotate to a new location each year, giving young people a variety of mission experiences. These trips help young people grow in their gifts and passions as they learn more about how serving others is fundamental to faith.
Our high schoolers plan their mission trip for the week after July 4th. Signups for youth mission trips happen in the fall.
AMAZING GRACE LUTHERAN
Since 1996, St. John’s and Amazing Grace Lutheran have been two churches in partnership. As an intentional multi-cultural congregation, Amazing Grace seeks to be a healing presence through action and advocacy to address poverty, hunger and violence in their McElderry Park community.
How Amazing Grace serves:
St. John’s helps support Amazing Grace and its Center for Grace-full Living in their mission “to be a gathering place for a healthier East Baltimore, working collaboratively with neighbors and partners to bring wholeness and wellness to the community in all its dimensions.” The Center serves the community by holding spiritual healing bible studies, providing a meeting site for Trees for Public Health, garden club for children, youth groups, client choice food pantry, produce drops, HIV Testing, counseling, Panera bread sharing, monthly wellness classes that include resume building, healthy cooking, acupuncture, homeownership workshops through Habitat for Humanity, after school programs and summer camp.
Opportunities to serve:
Providing the food pantry
Coats, hats & mitten collections in the winter
Pack and distribute box lunches once a month
Click here to go to Amazing Grace’s Website.
Amazing Grace Lutheran is an ongoing partnership and is always looking for people to join in serving.