Habitat for Humanity
ELCA World Hunger Appeal
For at least 15 years St. John’s along with St. Michael’s Catholic School and several Findlay City Schools has been sponsoring a Peanut Butter and Jelly Collection on the 4th Saturday in October. In 2013 over 4000 jars of peanut butter and jelly were collected and distributed to local charities to help those in need.
Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a Youth-led ecumenical movement to combat humger. Social Ministry of St. John’s thanks our youth and Boy Scout Troop 338 who along with the congregation made a big contribution to our community with the results of this gathering of soup on “Souper Bowl Sunday”. Totals for this year were 50 small cans of soup, 31 large cans of soup, and 12 cans of assorted vegetables, also donated was a large assortment of crackers and snack foods. There was also some money donated. All the food and cash was donated to Chopin Hall.
We participate in a league of local churches that play Dartball. The season runs from October – March with 2 tournaments and a banquet. There is lots of funs and fellowship to be had. If you would like to join, please contact the office.
St. John’s on the Go
St. John’s on the Go was formed many years ago as a ministry for seniors. We travel to many places and types of interests. In the winter months we invite speakers to St. John’s. Although it is designed for seniors, all are invited to join us at any time or destination. We have been to many different sites and locations. For example: Lake Erie Islands, the Air Force Museum, gardens and arboretums, Sauders Village, the Living Christmas Tree at Polaris, Amish Country, the Toledo Zoo, and the Maritime museum. Over the years many people have enjoyed the programs.
Everyone is invited to join us. We choose a restaurant each month and meet there on the 3rd Wednesday. If we go out of town car pooling is available. Everyone enjoys the food and fellowship.
Backyard Mission Trip
St. John’s has participated in the Annual Backyard Mission Trip in Findlay, OH. On the 4th Sunday in April many volunteers from all over Findlay give their time and talents to help the community. In 2014, St. John’s had two teams of volunteers that went into the community and completed projects. Our projects consisted of plumbing, cleaning, raking and landscaping. The Backyard Mission Trip is organized by the Findlay Ministerial Association, which consists of Pastors and lay people from the Findlay Area.