Souper Bowl of Caring
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a Youth-led ecumenical movement to combat hunger. 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.
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.
Other Community Events
Monthly Loose Change Collection – for Trinity Lutheran Seminary and ELCA Fund for Leaders to help support candidates in ministry
Souper Bowl of Caring: Tackling Hunger – for Lutheran Social Services food pantry
Easter Egg Hunt – for children/families fun/fellowship and faith formation
Vacation Bible School – for children/families fun/fellowship and faith formation
“A Safe Place” – awareness and education events for mental health care
BBQ Chicken Dinner – for Christian Clearing House food and housing support
Fall Festival – for children/ families fun/fellowship and faith formation
Christmas Dinner – for City Mission homeless shelter or Open Arms women’s shelter