Ministries

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Bible Study

Every Tuesday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. we meet to study the weekly scripture readings via Zoom.  Rev. Noble is sending out the weekly Zoom invitation via our St. John's address. You can email Lynne Kozlowski, or Noble, if you'd like to join us.   

Contact Lynne Kozlowski
lynne.kozlowski@gmail.com

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CityReach Program in Boston

  On March 25 & 26, eight of our high school youth attended the amazing CityReach program, which we have sorely missed during the pandemic!   Friday night we packed up 60 lunches and then heard the stories of the CityReach guides who have experienced homelessness.  On Saturday at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, we were assigned to be the greeters as folks arrived, or to distribute socks to homeless guests.  

 

Thanks to your generosity, we had bag upon bag of clothing to donate! What was left at the end of the program we delivered to a nearby shelter, St. Francis House. All of our youth were moved by the gratitude or our guests, and were glad for the extra time we had to talk to folks because the crowd was smaller than usual.  

On Sunday, March 27 at the 10:00 a.m. service, Annie, Coco, and Kay each shared one conversation they had with an unhoused guest @ CityReach. I think we all came away feeling that we received more than we gave!

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B-Safe summer program

Each summer we support the B-SAFE program for elementary school kids from Mattapan at our  partner parish, Church of the Holy Spirit. We will be providing groceries for families on Thursday, July 28, and a Field Trip on Friday, July 29 to the Capron Park Zoo in North Attleboro. This is always loads of fun for the kids and the volunteers. We are also hoping to provide a special pizza lunch that week. There are many ways to get involved: you can buy groceries, help us raise funds, or help out on the really fun Field Trip! For the past two years, due to Covid, there was no in-person camp program @ C.H.S., so we are thrilled that it will be up and running once again!

B-SAFE is run by the St. Stephen's Youth Programs at several Episcopal parishes in underserved neighborhoods of Boston. If you would like to learn more about the B-SAFE program, please check out this website: http://www.ssypboston.org If you have any questions:

contact Leslie Davie at:

lmdavie@gmail.com

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Children's & Youth Ministry

In the photo above, Karen helps Owen and Liam as they blow out the little beeswax candle used to light the newly decorated Paschal Candle!

Thank you to our youth and families who helped make our Saturday, June 25   picnic for unhoused folks from Ecclesia such a big success! Thank you to all who brought delicious fresh salads, who grilled, and who helped with fishing and driving!

Middle or High School youth can join us at our B-SAFE field trip to the Capron Park Zoo, to help out with the little campers on Friday, July 29. OR: The Norwood Food Pantry could use some "subs" this summer to bring groceries to clients' cars. 

Parents of K- 5 kids, if you would like to learn more about the Love First approach we are using this year, please check out: 

https://lovefirstresources.com/why-love-first/

Below: 

Victoria, Kelly, and Megan receive a blessing from Noble during our Senior Recognition Service on June 5.

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Feeding Ministries

Oasis Ministries –we provide a monthly hot dinner to 40-60 homeless neighbors at Old West Church in Boston one Monday a month. We are delivering lasagna, salad, fresh fruit & cookies. Please contact Jane:  jane.kaveney@gmail.com, if you would like to be involved by either cooking or purchasing a 11 x 14" tray of lasagna, or providing fresh oranges or bananas, and cookies! Our next  dinner will delivered on  July 11. Please reach out to Jane if you want to be part of this ministry.  

Ecclesia Ministries outreach – This year we are continuing to provide sandwiches and fresh fruit once a month, with the help of Epiphany, Walpole. Thanks to all who have been involved! Homeless women and men in Boston need our assistance, and Ecclesia is grateful that we are continuing to help out! Stay tuned for our next delivery date. Please email Emily at: youth.minister@stjohnswestwood.org if you'd like to participate! Many thanks!

Westwood Food Pantry -  Please help fill our designated shelf in the narthex with healthly non-perishable food items or cleaning products. We would always welcome more volunteers to help make a monthly delivery to the Council on Aging, 60 Nahatan St. in Westwood. Many thanks!  

 

Contact: MaryAnne Carty

carscan3@aol.com

westwoodfoodpantry@gmail.com

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