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OUR LATEST PROJECTS

 

Missions

St. John’s Women give back to their community, nation and the world through projects donated locally and worldwide. Many projects are sent to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and World Vision, and distributed where needs are greatest. St. John’s Women also sell Fair Trade and Thistle Farm products, supporting trade, based on fairness, environmental sustainability and strong relationships between farmers and consumers.

 

  • Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate

    Equal Exchange is a democratically organized worker-owned co-operative dedicated to building a new model of trade based on fairness, environmental sustainability and strong relationships between farmers and consumers. Farmers earn a fair price for their crops, have access to affordable credit, and can invest in education, health care and sustainable agriculture, building a better future for their families.

    Bold Cafe (St. John’s women’s group) sells fair trade coffee, tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars from EE. 1st & 2nd Sundays of the month during the school year, and 1st Sunday of the month in Summer. Between worship services, in the Commons.

    Contact Dawn Tommerdahl
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    equalexchange.coop/

  • Thistle Farms

    The Community of Magdalene, founded in 1997 by Rev. Becca Stevens, provides housing, food, medical and dental care, therapy, education and job training free of charge for up to two years to women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms, a social enterprise started in 2001, provides employment for the women of Magdalene. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body.  Magdalene’s core belief is that “in the end love is the most powerful force for change.”

    Bold Cafe (St. John’s women’s group) sells bath and body products from Thistle Farms. 1st & 2nd Sundays of the month during the school year, and 1st Sunday of the month in Summer. Between worship services, in the Commons.

    Contact Dawn Tommerdahl
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    thistlefarms.org/

  • LWR Farmers Market Coffee
    LWR Farmers Market Coffee is a new line of coffee sourced directly from farmers participating in Lutheran World Relief projects.

    Every delicious cup helps transform poor communities that depend on their coffee crop to feed their families. Farmers are given a stable, predictable, and higher price upfront for their beans.

    New in September: Farmers Market Coffee from Nicaragua! Ground regular and decaf (Swiss water processed). 1st & 2nd Sundays of the month during the school year, and 1st Sunday of the month in Summer. Between worship services, in the Commons.

    Contact Dawn Tommerdahl
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    LWR Farmers Market Coffee

  • Quilters

    Imagine the comfort that comes from a hug at the time when you need it most. That’s the feeling you can share with an LWR (Lutheran World Relief) Quilt. Through a simple combination of fabric and thread, you can reach out to people in their time of greatest need with a strong message of hope — you are not alone.

    First and foremost, recipients use their LWR Quilts to shield against the cold and rain, and for warm bedding. But their versatility also makes Quilts useful as simple tents, floor coverings, or a wrap to hold a baby on a mother’s back.

    St. John’s Women made and sent 166 quilts in 2016. You can help by donating fabric, cutting, sewing, or tying knots. Women meet to tie and finish quilts Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00am – noon.

    Contact women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    LWR Quilts

  • Knitters

    St. John’s Women knit for the world and knit for home with two knitting ministries.

    World Vision: Knit for Kids 

    Knitters meet on the first and third Tuesdays at 10:00 am -12:00 noon, September to May, to make simple baby sweaters and hats for children. Clothing is distributed by World Vision. St. John’s Women knitted 107 sweaters and 75 caps from May 2015-May 2016.

    Contact Kathy Vang
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    Knit for Kids

    Prayer and Baptism Shawl Ministry

    This new group, launching in September, will knit prayer shawls for those in need of comfort within our church community and baptism shawls for those children baptized at St. John’s.

    Daytime: 2nd & 4th Thursday each month, beginning September 28, 10:00am.
    Room 19 – Basement.

    All skill levels welcome, even beginners!

    Contact Sue Sharrow
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

     

  • School Kits

    Imagine having to choose between a meal or purchasing a notebook. Project Promise School Kits are sent to places where even the few required school supplies may be more than a family can afford. Pencils and paper can help write a positive future. Every year St. John’s Women and Sunday School sponsor an Intergenerational Event. The congregation donates school supplies and works together to fill backpacks one Sunday each Fall.

    Contact Jane Rinehart
    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    LWR School Kits

  • Baby Care Kits

    Project Promise Baby Care Kits are distributed as part of emergency relief efforts but they are also given to encourage expectant women to seek prenatal care. Help welcome the littlest ones into a caring international community and swaddle them with love!

    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    Baby Care Kits

  • Personal Care Kits

    Project Promise Personal Care Kits are shared with people who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence. Give hope through a bar of soap.

    women.stjohns500@gmail.com

    Personal Care Kits