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At Saint John's, one of our goals is to witness to our faith through service and social action initiatives in our community and beyond. We do this by...

  1. Addressing the lack of affordable, safe, and secure housing in our community.
  2. Addressing issues of poverty and food insecurity in our community.
  3. Responding to issues of injustice.
  4. Addressing the needs of immigrants and refugees.
  5. Raising awareness about and support for needed services to respond to crises and other needs in our community and beyond.

Saint John's Opportunities for Service

At Saint John's, our community is committed to living our Mission Statement where ". . . God's people change the world" through our contributions and service. Listed below are upcoming mission opportunities. For up-to-date information, key contacts and website links are included. Announcements during church services, the church's weekly newsletter, the Wall of Opportunity in the church gallery, and the Saint John's website are also good sources for current information.

Feel free to contact Randy Knighten, Director of Outreach Ministries, by email or by phone at (512) 452-5737.


Our Partnership with Hope Food Pantry

Hope Food Pantry is one of many partnerships in the Austin area that serves our community. Watch the video to learn more about their mission.

Donations can be dropped off next to the elevator in the main church building.

List of requested donations

HOPE Food Pantry Volunteer Day

Saint John's is a very active sponsor of the Hope Food Pantry, which serves over 13,000 individuals each year -- including the elderly and working poor. Members contribute food and cash donations on a monthly basis, serve as volunteer staff on...

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Not sure where to serve? Follow the link to fill out a skills and interests inventory to get connected to a ministry where you can best serve God.

Where is God Calling You?

Methodist Build

Saint John's members will participate in the biennial Austin UMC Habitat Build constructing a home to be purchased by a deserving, needy family. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers will be needed. For more information, visit...

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Alternative Gift Market - Gifts of Hope

This two-day, multifaceted event provides our members and friends with opportunities to support mission work both at home and all over the world. Over 100 volunteers contribute time and effort to make this event a success. In addition to working...

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iACT Raise the Roof

Hands on Housing- Interfaith Action of Central Texas Hands on Housing initiative utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Their goal is to keep...

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels and More volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to the elderly, disabled, and homebound in the Greater Austin area. Saint John's houses a daily pick up site for our neighborhood at 5906 Wynona, and volunteer drivers are always...

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West Austin Drive a Senior

West Austin Drive a Senior provides transportation and other support services for senior citizens from our neighborhood who are no longer able to drive. Saint John's is a sponsoring organization. For more information visit

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MA Cares

Saint John's has established a partnership with the McCallum High PTSA's MACares initiative to offer crisis intervention grants aimed at preventing homelessness with McCallum students and families.

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