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OUTREACH
 
St. John's Outreach Team helps to connect the church with other arms of the ELCA, other non-profit organizations locally, within the United states and in other countries.  The Outreach Team also finds ways to reach out and bring these organizations to St. John's by holding special events, which helps support these agencies.
 
Here is some information on past events:
 
 
Honey Sunday  You can purchase a bottle of honey for the suggested price of $7.  Proceeds will help the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.  This agency serves youth from poor, challenged families, those who struggle with behavioral, mental and sometimes even physical issues.
 
 
 
 
 
Sharing the Dream  Products were made available for purchase in the lobby. Sharing the Dream in Guatemala began in 1996 with the dream of promoting sustainable fair trade by providing fair wages and employment opportunities to low-income artisans. We work with over 20 cooperatives and small businesses that use traditional Maya techniques to create unique, handmade products. The purchase of these crafts not only provides an income for these artisans, but also supports community development projects in Guatemala.
 
 
 
 
 
CHRISTIAN NEEDS CENTER  As the weather starts to turn colder we start to think about Children Needing Coats.  All of the CNC client’s children were outfitted with new coats, snow pants and boots last year. These items are necessary for school children to be able to go out for recess.  St. John's is asking the congregation to support this ministry by donating any of these items or you can give a monetary donation for these items to be purchased by the CNC. The goal is to have all children outfitted by November 1st. The items collected after that date are used throughout the winter season and get the CNC a jump on next year. Each family is also given a food box for Christmas.
 
Here is a list of some of the other agencies St. John's supports throughout the year.  Please click on any of the links below to find out more about these organizations.
 
SERVICE BENEVOLENCE MISSIONS:  
Western Iowa Synod/Igumbilo Girls' School
Western Iowa Synod/Well Project