Thanks to the compassionate generosity of our parishioners,
St. John’s Outreach Committee has been able to donate funds to several local programs serving the neediest among us.
Since the summer of last year we have given to the following to date:
$3,000 - Bishop’s appeal to educate two Lebanese boys at Lincoln Academy
$1,000 - Knox Clinic
$1,000 - The Landing Place
$1,000 - Knox County Homeless Coalition/Hospitality House
$1,000 - New Hope Midcoast
$1,000 - AIO Fuel Assistance
$500 - CDC (St. George) Fuel Assistance
$800 - One Less Worry
TOTAL - $9,300
In addition to these funds, loads of peanut butter and jelly were provided weekly for 2 months to be included in food bags for kids and their families delivered by The Landing Place. And, needed feminine products were collected and delivered to One Less Worry.
We are confronted with the pleas from other programs continuously, so we hope your giving will continue, and urge those returning to us for the summer to join us in this exciting endeavor. You’ll notice Outreach envelopes in the pews for this purpose. THANK YOU!
Our Outreach for the month of June is the Pope Memorial Animal Shelter –
We are collecting :
33 gallon trash bags
13 gallon trash bags
dry kitten food
any cleaning supplies
These items can be left in the container outside the kitchen, or inside the Main St. doors.
Sharon Hobson, the director of "One Less Worry" project based in Rockland spoke at the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist on Sunday, May 8. This important program provides feminine hygiene products to women in shelters, schools and food pantries. An amazing group doing amazing work. Please remember to bring in items. When money is tight and food even getting food is a problem, there are other items that are also very important and needed that are often not provided or can be afforded. The One Less Worry Project is an important link our community for women. And it was important to hear of some of the stories and how much the program has been able to provide. St. John's was able to raise $800, for the program as well as many items to be distributed. Please remember and help make a difference, thanks!
The church has a discretionary fund for use for people in need, both in the parish and in the community.
Over the last decade we have offered grants to various organizations in which people in our parish volunteer and work as a way of supporting their ministries.
Many of our parishioners are involved in the myriad programs listed below.
We support with the other churches in Thomaston, the Thomaston Interchurch Food Pantry, now located in the old Lura Libby school by the new town office.
Knox County Homeless Coalition is the only dedicated homeless services organization serving Knox County, as well as parts of Waldo and Lincoln counties. After re-opening Hospitality House in 2014 and developing our wraparound programming, we now see a clear path to a strong and hopeful future for all who live and work here. We are addressing root causes of homelessness through innovation and collaboration around affordable housing. We’re achieving incredible results in breaking the cycle of homelessness through wrap-around client services. And with our comprehensive youth program, The Landing Place, we are deepening our capacity to reach whole families in the most effective and impactful ways possible. Website
TREKKERS - For 25 years, Trekkers has been cultivating the inherent strengths of young people through the power of long-term mentoring relationships. Our evidence-based best practices and principles have become a model of exemplary programming in the field of youth development. Website
MISSION STATEMENT: Pope Memorial Humane Society is devoted to caring for and placing unwanted and abandoned animals in loving homes and promoting responsible pet ownership and humane treatment of all animals.
OUR HISTORY: The Pope Memorial Humane Society was founded in 1989 in response to the needs of homeless animals – their protection, care and adoption. Money was raised to purchase the land between Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, Maine. With generous support of many animal lovers, and a substantial mortgage, the shelter was built and opened in November 1991. Since that day thousands of animals have been lovingly tended, rehabilitated and adopted. Volunteers and members of PMHS are from every community – students, retirees, artists and businesses.
RJPMaine operates in the four counties that comprise Maine Prosecutorial District Six, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc, as well as Hancock county, which is part of Prosecutorial District 7. Its programs encompass the broad spectrum of need from prevention to integration and reintegration and seek to offer every student, victim, youth or adult offender and incarcerated individual reentering his community the opportunity to participate in a restorative process. http://www.rjpmidcoast.org/
Providing high-quality early education and family engagement services since 1965.
All six Knox County Head Start Centers have received quality star ratings under the Step Up to Quality program, administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services – Bureau of Child Care Development
There’s no better way to spend the summer than out in a boat! Each week, we group students based on their size and level of skill so that they get tailored instruction whether this is their first time in a boat or their hundredth. Instructional staff reserve the right to adjust classes during the course based on the experience level of students. The skill levels below help us sort out the right level of instruction. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their experience. If you have any questions, feel welcome to contact our sailing director by calling 594-1800.
The Knox Clinic is a volunteer based non-profit advocating for and providing free/low cost medical, dental, prescription assistance, mental health and wellness services to the uninsured and underinsured in Knox County, plus our border towns.
We believe everyone deserves access to quality care!
The Knox Clinic is located at 22 White Street, Rockland, Maine.
The Dental Clinic is located at 1019 Commercial St. Rockport, Maine.
To set up an appointment, or for more information, please call 207-301-6996.
New Hope for Women offers support to people in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties affected by domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, and provides educational resources to assist our communities in creating a safer and healthier future
One in five children in Maine is food insecure and almost half of the children in Knox County experience food insecurity, making this program critical to the health and well-being of our local children. The AIO Weekend Meal Program provides meals and snacks for families in Knox County, Lincolnville, and Waldoboro. The program was launched in Knox County in 2015, in partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank, with a handful of volunteers, and is now driven by a robust, dedicated team of volunteers who perform a myriad of tasks related to the program including designing the weekly menus, assembling food bags, delivering food to schools, interacting with the schools, and much more. Our volunteers are teachers, parents, nurses, community members, everyone is dedicated to ensuring families have food on weekends.
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