St. John's is a caring place where everyone can live, learn and grow together in Christ.

ELCA Social Ministries


Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.elca.org)

Metro Chicago Synod – ELCA - (www.mcselca.org)

 

Social Ministries


FAMILY PROMISE CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

St. John’s is a host site for a transitional housing network serving families in homeless situations.  Once a quarter, we provide meals and housing in our church building for up to fourteen persons for one week. Volunteers are needed to provide food as well as evening and overnight hospitality. Consult the church calendar for our next host week. (www.fpcnorthshore.org)

ST. PAUL’S SOUP KITCHENSoup Kitchen

St. John’s volunteers help serve the Sunday afternoon meal at the St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen in Evanston. Consult the church calendar for our next service date.

SANDWICH MINISTRY

Every last Sunday of the month we gather to prepare over 300 sandwiches, as well as, cookies and bananas to be distributed by the Night Ministry. Come join us!!! (www.brotherdano.com)

QUILTING

Group meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 10-2. Come for part or all of the time they meet. They have sewed and shipped over 1000 quilts to families in need in the last 13 years.  Bring a sack lunch. Coffee provided.

RECOVERY GROUPS

St. John’s hosts many different recovery groups that meet weekly.  Click here to see the current schedule of meeting dates and times.  Click here to email for more details or call the church office at 847-251-1730.

UPTOWN MINISTRIES

St. John’s collects hats, gloves, scarves and socks for children and adults in November and December, along with a generous non-perishable food donation. We also help stock the shelves with new toys that parents may purchase at greatly reduced prices.

CROP WALK

We walk as a church raising money for local and global need.  Come support this vital outreach ministry.

HOLY FAMILY LUTHERAN SCHOOL

The St. John’s angel tree provides Christmas gifts for grade school students.  We also fill one or two tables with guests at the annual banquet and benefit auction (www.holyfamilyministries.org)

EXTENDED MINISTRIES FUND

No less than 5% of the funds are distributed annually in support of a variety of charitable concerns beyond the walls of our church. The annual distribution exceeds $15,000.

THE NORTH SHORE INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP AWARD

High school students are eligible to be nominated to receive this annual award. The award is sponsored by the Wilmette Interfaith Religious Leaders.  The award recognizes students for their leadership and service in and through their local congregations.  Click here to apply for the award.

FAIR TRADE OLIVE OIL

Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be purchased at church any time.  The oil is purchased through a fair trade distributer.  The olive oil is from Palestine and IMO, a Fair Trade supplier, ensures that Palestinian farmers receive a fair wage for their oils.  Look for Peter Knobel around church to purchase your olive oil.

MINISTRY FAIR

Held in conjunction with Open House.  Visitors are invited to sample a bit of all that St. Johns’ has to offer to share the love of Jesus and help families to “live, learn and grow together.” 

OTHER MINISTRIES WE SUPPORT