Outreach

Our Mission

To help our fellow children of God, near and far, through compassionate service and thoughtful financial support.

Current Opportunities

We invite you to browse the calendar below to see how you can get involved with St. John’s Outreach initiatives!

What We Do

The Outreach Committee coordinates and promotes parish activities that offer care to those in need outside of the St. John’s community. The committee’s responsibilities include the distribution and stewardship of financial contributions in line with the vestry-allocated annual budget and search, coordination and promotion of impactful volunteer activities for parishioners of all ages. The Outreach Committee supports existing outreach ministries and assists in the creation of new outreach ministries.

The committee meets approximately five times per year and new members are always welcome.

For more information, to share an idea or get more involved with one of our initiatives below or to join the Outreach Committee, contact Outreach Chair Chrissy Roberts

Ongoing Initiatives

Laundry Love

In January 2017, St. John’s started a local Laundry Love in partnership with SuperWash, a laundromat in Hull, and Wellspring Multiservice Center.  We anticipate that patrons will wash and dry 60-80 loads per month at a cost of $8-9 per load, so we need to raise around $650-800 to pay for the machines for each session. Volunteers from St. John’s will be on hand to facilitate payment for the machines and distribution of soap.   Please use the button below to donate to our Laundry Love initiative. Read more about the national Laundry Love program here.

Upcoming opportunities: South Weymouth SuperWash: May 14, 2019 and Hull SuperWash: May 20, 2019. Both events are from 4 - 6:30 pm. Contact Mark Banion if you want to participate or for more details.

Epiphany School Dinners 

Periodically throughout the year, St. John’s prepares and serve dinners at The Epiphany school in Dorchester. This is a great opportunity for members of the Parish to assist in a very meaningful manner. 

Carpools are generally organized.  If you are interesting in helping on one of these dates please contact Nancy Goldthwait.  Occasionally, we also get a call to serve last minute so if you’d like to be on a list of “last-minute” helpers please let Nancy know.

ORganizations Supported

  • Blue Hills Healthy Families – Angel Tree gift recipient

  • Epiphany School - After school dinner prep & serving

  • Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

  • Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore

  • Hingham Interfaith Pantry – Food donations and delivery

  • Hingham Elder Services

  • Interfaith Social Services

  • St. Stephen’s Youth Programs – Angel Tree gift recipient, mentoring, tutoring

  • Wellspring – Food donation and delivery, Angel Tree recipient, Laundry Love partner

  • Wellspring – Diane Edson Fund

  • Appalachia Service Project – Summertime service trip

  • B-Safe St. Stephen’s Summer Program – Hosting week onsite at St. John’s of inter-city students

  • Mother’s Day Tea at Hingham Elder Services – Springtime tea

  • Laundry Love – Assisting less fortunate in the process of cleaning their clothes

  • So Africa Donation– Provided financial support & clothing to churches in So Africa

  • Quincy Family Resource Center – Angel Tree gift recipient

Bold indicates organizations and efforts that provide the opportunity for personal involvement by parishioners over the course of the year.  Most require only 4-5 committed hours of effort during the course of a year.

Appalachia Service Project Trip

Each year, a group of youth and parents from St. John's travels to rural Appalachia for a week in June/July to participate in this mission trip to improve homes there.  Parishioner Dave Clinton is a center leader and can answer any questions you may have.

For more information, please also visit St. John's Appalachia Service Project page or the Cohasset ASP website.

Ongoing Food Pantry Collection

Please remember to bring donations for our Food Pantry baskets, located across from the church office. This ongoing collection helps stock the shelves at several local food pantries. Please place your non-perishables (no glass), cleaning supplies, toiletries and diapers in the baskets outside the church office. Please note...the food pantry is strictly for food donations, not clothing.  If you have clothing items, they can be donated directly to Wellspring in Hull, Goodwill or the Salvation Army, who is currently in need of clothing. Also note that the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Brockton is regularly in Hingham on Wednesdays to pick up donated items. If you have used furniture and/or clothing in good condition (they are not a repair facility), it's easy to call and schedule a pickup: 508-586-1187. And remember, donations are tax deductible.

Backpack and School Supply Drive

St. John’s sponsors a backpack and school supply drive for South Shore youth in need to be distributed by the Quincy Family Resource Center. The collection runs in late August through early September.

B-Safe

B-Safe is a summer program for kids run by St. Stephen's in Boston. Every year we help out for a week by bringing in lunches into Boston twice and hosting the kids one day at the church for games and fun.

Mother's Day Tea at the Hingham Department of Elder Services

Thanks to Leah Godfrey for organizing an energetic group of parishioners to serve a tea the Thursday before Mother's Day at the Senior Center.

Mothers Day Walk for Peace

Martin Luther King Day Day of Action at the Blackstone Innovation School 2016

Once again, a group from St. John's traveled to Boston to help with this cleanup day to spruce up the Blackstone School in the South End on Martin Luther King Day. Thanks to all who participated!