Mission Opportunities


Food Vouchers and Hygiene Pantry: St. John's partners with our neighbor, Saint Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, in helping people in need. Each Tuesday afternoon trained volunteers of the two churches get together to assist those who come to the church for food. The churches, through donations from members and others, distribute hygiene products and food vouchers purchased from the South Plains Food Bank. The sanctuary is opened at 12:45 p.m. Communion is offered to those who wish to participate. Vouchers are distributed at 1:30 p.m.

Emergency Food Pantry: St. John's Emergency Food Pantry is available to the hungry of Lubbock who are not eligible for a Food Voucher or are in an emergency food situation. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable canned and dry foods and supported by St. John's congregation, St. Paul on the Plains Episcopal Church, the Golden K Kiwanis Club and others.

Tree of Warmth: Members and visitors donate hats, coats, scarves and mittens for St. John's voucher clients and others who come to the church in need.

Sager Brown Volunteers in Mission Trips: St. John's volunteers travel to Baldwin, Louisiana, to assist in the disaster relief work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Fiesta Domingo: On Sunday evenings the HOPE Community of Shalom offers those in need an opportunity to eat a hot meal, hear an inspirational word, and participate in a time of praise and worship. St. John's cooks and serves a meal 4-6 times a year.

No More Malaria Campaign: St. John's participates in the United Methodist Church's efforts to eradicate malaria

South Plains Food Bank: Youth and adults at St. John's volunteer quarterly at the South Plains Food Bank organizing or boxing food items.

Family Promise: Volunteers from local churches meet the temporary needs for homeless families with children. Approximately one week each quarter St. John's facilities are open for meals and overnight housing. Our coordinator works with volunteers from the congregation to fill the many associated duties.