St. John Outreach

St. John is committed to helping our neighbors near and far. Caring for those in need is a strong mission of the congregation. Numerous activities are held through the year. Members of St. John contribute in a variety of ways.

    • Noisy Offerings
      Save your coins! Bring your coins! On the second Sunday of the month, youth collect a special “Noisy Offering”. Each month the donations benefit a different cause. Recipients vary and can be local or global.

 

    • Mosinee Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Mosinee Community Easter Dinner

      On the Saturdays before Thanksgiving and Easter, St. John invites everyone to come for a delicious free dinner. Members prepare and serve approximately 175 meals. Drive thru pickup and delivery (within the Mosinee School District) are available. All are welcome to enjoy this dinner. Special invitations are distributed by the Community Center of Hope Food Pantry.

 

    • Little Lending Library

      A variety of books are available for everyone from the red barn Little Lending Library which is located by the St. John office entry. There is also a Little Lending Library bookshelf in the foyer.

 

    • Community Center of Hope Food Pantry

      Grocery carts are available by each entrance for your donations of non-perishable food items. The congregation donates financially with special offerings and from the annual budget. Members volunteer their time during the week. Thrivent Action Team grants are utilized by members to purchase large volumes of personal hygiene items and child friendly foods for this local food pantry.

 

    • Blood Drives

      Six times a year, St. John hosts blood drives with the American Red Cross. We gladly open our doors and invite people from the area to make a lifesaving donation of blood.

 

    • School Supply DrivesEach August large boxes are filled hundreds of pencils, notebooks, erasers, markers and numerous other school supplies for students in the Mosinee School District. Accidents happen! New underwear and socks are collected for the elementary health room.

 

    • Adopted Family
      An enjoyable tradition at St. John is our “Adopted Family”. A local, unidentified family or two is adopted by the congregation for Christmas and Easter. Tags are selected by congregation members. Soon wrapped presents of toys, clothes, diapers, books, crafts, boots and shoes fill the library area. Donations of gift cards are also given to the family. At Easter, laundry “baskets” of requested items plus candy and gift cards are filled.

 

    • Handcrafted items for St. Clare’s Hospital
      Talented members and friends of the congregation create beautiful handmade pocket prayer cloths, prayer shawls and lap blankets for hospitalized patients and their family members. Supplies and patterns are provided or you can use your own.

 

    • Crossways Camping Ministries
      Located at three camps in north eastern Wisconsin, Crossways provides ample opportunities for those of all ages. From youth camp, Confirmation camp, Family camp, Grandparent’s camp to crafting retreats and more, there is something for everyone at these year-round facilities. As well as youth and adult participation, financial assistance is given to Crossways. Scholarships are available.

 

    • Greetings with Cards
      Keeping in contact is vital to the ministry of St. John. Volunteers send birthday cards to members. Homebound members receive cards and baskets of goodies throughout the year.

 

    • Activity Bags
      Younger participants enjoy activity bags filled with quiet books and toys plus crayons and paper during worship. The Outreach team regularly updates and cleans the activity bags.

 

    • Souper Bowl of Caring
      Held on Super Bowl Sunday each February. Members are encouraged to bring cans of soup and contribute to the special collection to benefit the Community Center of Hope Food Pantry.

 

    • Equal Exchange Boutique
      Organic, Fairly Traded, Small Farmer Grown and delicious coffee, tea and chocolate are available from the Equal Exchange Boutique. Making a difference together by supporting a more equitable, alternative trade system that empowers small farmers worldwide. Purchase of these items makes a difference for people around the globe.

 

    • ELCA Good Gifts
      Gifts that grow the church, fight hunger and transform lives. From clean drinking water to latrines, from piglets to honey bees, from mosquito nets to vaccinations your gifts support work in 77 countries. ELCA.org/goodgifts

 

  • Hospitality
    The Fellowship Hall is seasonally decorated for a festive atmosphere. Creating a warm and welcoming environment for coffee hour and groups using the building. Tables are decorated for funeral luncheons.