Servant Center

Each week at St. John's there are opportunities to serve both within and outside the church. Many times people want to serve, but don't want to make a long-term commitment to a team or committee. The Servant Center is where you can find up to date information on serving needs in the upcoming week(s). Please check back often to see how you can "plug-in."

Serving Within the Church
  • Prayer Shawls: Knit or crochet prayer shawls and lap blankets for members who are diagnosed or hospitalized with a serious illness.
  • Scripture Reader: Be a scripture reader at the 11 a.m. service.
  • Tech Support: Install a projector and sound system for the children's Sunday school large group room.
  • Home Cooked Meals: Prepare a meal for someone in the congregation who is recovering from illness, welcomed a new family member or recently lost a loved one.
  • Greeter: Be a greeter on Sunday mornings.
  • Money Counter: Count offering after church one Sunday per month.

Serving Beyond the Walls

  • Salvation Army Dinner: Prepare and serve a meal at the Alton Salvation Army.
  • Winter Patrol: Donate large coats, gloves, hats, batteries, snacks or bottled water that will be distributed to the homeless in downtown St. Louis.
  • Winter Patrol Sack Meals: Help prepare 30 sack meals on a Wednesday afternoon that will be distributed on the Winter Patrol trips. Food donations of lunch meat, sliced cheese, bread, chips, fruit and cookies are also needed each week.
  • Mobile Market: Help distribute food at the Mobile Market at Trinity UMC the first Tuesday of the month. There is a set-up shift between 9 to 11 a.m. and a distribution/clean-up shift between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Faith Coalition Rehab Project: Work with other area churches on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon to remodel a home for Habitat for Humanity. 
  • Faith Coalition Lunch: Provide lunch for about 12 workers at noon on a Saturday.
  • Food Pick-Up: Pick-up food from area businesses and deliver to the Glen Ed Pantry once a week. Vehicle with hauling capability required. 


To volunteer for these areas or get more information, please fill out the form below.

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