St. John’s Mission of Outreach is guided by our general mission to be inclusive and witness in words and actions our commitment...
- to serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves;
- to respond to the needs of others around us with our hearts and hands and financial resources; and
- to strive for justice, equality and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being.
The programs were created to oversee St. John’s various outreach. The Parish seeks to support persons, organizations and situations in demonstrable need and to express its commitment to its mission through its role in the community.
What are current needs?
Warren-Washington Food Bank Collection bin for donations to the Warren-Washington Food Bank is located by the door to the Parish House.
The next Food Drive is: October 3, 2020. Collecting shelf-stable food, personal care and household cleaning items for the Washington/Warren and New Milford Food Banks. Monetary Donations Welcome!
The Washington Council of Congregations has hosted Drive-Thru Food Drives to garner support for the Washington/Warren & New Milford Food Banks. Previous Food Drives have been very successful acquiring about 2300 pounds of food for the food banks AND added a great number of donations thanks to the contribution from Washington Market and donors giving generously!
A sincere THANK YOU to all who participate, donate, or share these Food Drive events with their friends and family.
The Washington Council of Congregations consists of the six established religious congregations in the Town of Washington, who are working together for the benefit of our community. They include First Congregational Church of Washington, the Greater Washington Coalition for Jewish Life, New Preston Congregational Church, the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Hope, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Salem Covenant Church. Together we seek to serve our neighbors through a variety of collaborative efforts.
FARMERS' MARKET, Saturdays, from 10-1 at Washington Depot. The Washington Council of Congregations will host a table for donations of fresh fruits and vegetables for the chefs of the New Milford Culinary School who are preparing meals for the needy. The different congregations of the Council have agreed to take turns during the summer to 'man' the table (precautions recommend one person, or one household, only at a time).
If you are interested in helping, contact Veronique Dulack at email@example.com
What we do?
Various community outreach efforts are made as needs arise in the local area.
ST. ELIZABETH GUILD
St. John’s Fund: The St. John's Fund, solely supported by the Parish, is administered by the Town of Washington. Its funds are available to assist Washington residents faced with a financial emergency whether it is for food, fuel, medical expenses, or other urgent necessities.
Food Collection: An on-going effort overseen by the Outreach Committee for the benefit of local food pantries
Angel Tree: Through the month of December - collection of Christmas toys and gifts for distributions to children in shelters or designated by children services agencies.
St. John's has a partnership with Covenant to Care for Children (CCC) in Hartford and provides personal hygiene and household cleaning products.
Back-to-School-Backpacks: Filling backpacks with school supplies for children designated by children services agencies
Thanksgiving Pies: In November, members make pies which are distributed to local families in need through the Town of Washington.