Community Support

Food Pantry Collection
Food Pantry As you shop for groceries, please pick up some extra non-perishable items to help feed the hungry of Woodstock. Our focus item during the month of May is beans, any kind: green, kidney, chili, dried, baked, etc. Other suggestions: protein-packed canned goods, such as Spam, chili, sardines, canned fruits or vegetables, boxed macaroni & cheese, canned soups, canned tuna, instant oatmeal, tea, hot chocolate, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, and cereal. Please place items in the collection bin in the narthex.

If you would like to donate cash, please write a check payable to "St. John's," mark the envelope "Food Pantry," and drop it in the offering plate. The Pantry uses cash donations to purchase items from the Food Bank at discounted prices.

Trial Size Drive
Help the homeless by donating "trial size items" to WACM (Woodstock Area Community Ministry). WACM would like to give the homeless a travel bag of goodies with items such as razors, shampoo, bar soap, tampons, baby wipes, toothbrush kits, hand sanitizer, etc. Also needed are small packages of pudding, crackers, and cookies.

Please place items in the WACM Mission box in the narthex; all items will be given to the WACM Pads and DAP programs in Woodstock.
LWML Recycling
The Lutherans Women's Missionary League (LWML) mission statement asks women to use their gifts in ministry to help the people of the world. The "BLESS" project of LWML shares the items we would usually throw away to help other people in the world. The little purple dresser in the narthex has five drawers for your recycled items to be shared with others. Please help the LWML and drop off your items in the drawers – and thank you for sharing with the people of the world.
B- Box Tops for Education
L- Campbell's soup labels
E- Eyeglasses (prescription and reading)
S- Used postage stamps
S- Sunglasses (adults' and children's)