Ministries

Parish Shawl Ministry

Our parish shawl ministry started several years ago, with knitted or crocheted shawls being given to members or families in the congregation during a time of pastoral need (such as an illness) or celebration (the birth of a baby). 

The ministry has grown to include knitted caps being given to patients having cancer treatment, hospital newborns, and merchant seamen through the Christmas at Sea project.  It continues today through the love and prayer of members who share their gifts of knitting/crocheting.

The Church of the Advocate

Members of St. Johnís attend worship and serve lunch for Church of the Advocateís congregation three or four times a year. Through a collective effort, the meal is prepared at St. Johnís and transported to Asheville. After the worship service, volunteers from St. Johnís serve approximately 100 meals.