As members of St. John, we try to constantly be aware of God’s grace and show our gratitude for this grace through our actions. It’s important that we do more than just talk about our faith. In response to God’s love, we live our faith, which leads to enriching lives – both our own and the lives of others.
We’d like to share just a few of the many ways we’ve worked together to serve others and live out our Christian faith.
Throughout the year, our members lend a helping hand at the De Pere Christian Outreach Thrift Store, Food Pantry and DPCO Christmas Store. We serve meals and provide dessert at the NEW Community Shelter as well as serving up smiles at Woodside Homes and Brown County Mental Health Center.
Our young people are also living their faith in service to others. They participate in collecting and packaging school supplies, making snack bags for NEW Community Shelter and pooper scoopers for HEA Animal Shelter as well as participating in youth build days with Sleep In Heavenly Peace- building bunk beds for kids in De Pere. Our high school age youth have the opportunity each summer to be part of a Mission Trip where they live and serve in another community for a week. These communities have included Benton Harbor MI, Pine Ridge Reservation SD, Duluth MN and most recently Nashville TN.
These are just a few of the many examples that demonstrate how we go beyond just talk as we strive to live our faith and enrich lives within our congregation, our community and our world.