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?

Federal Assistance Programs:

The federal food assistance program, SNAP, sometimes also called Food Stamps, is available to low-income households to encourage healthy food choices. We have developed a new guide aimed at educating senior citizens about the benefits of this great program.  Click HERE for additional details.

Guide to Meals on Wheels, which is another great meal program for seniors. Click HERE for additional details.

The Washington Council of Congregations' Food Drive.

The Greater Washington Coalition For Jewish Life is taking a leadership role in the Drive Thru Food Bank that will benefit the Washington-Warren and New Milford Food Banks. We collected shelf-stable food, personal care and household cleaning products.

Next Drive thru is TBD.  Thanks to all those who participate

Monetary donations are also welcomed!

A sincere THANK YOU to all who participate, donate, or share these Food Drive events with their friends and family.

Back to School Supplies - Watch for 2024 update

In September 2023, we responded to the need of book packs and school supplies for adolescents and high school students, so requested backpacks built to stand up the stresses of heavy loads. Supplies and backpacks were delivered to the Parish Office, as well as Sunday mornings at church. If you preferred sending a check, we purchased the backpacks and supplies for you. As always, thank you very much. See Veronique Dulack for more information.

What we do?


Various community outreach efforts are made as needs arise in the local area.


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.