COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Pastoral Council and Father Bryan want to encourage St. John's community to "serve one another in love" throughout the Greater Madison County area.  St. John's Parish is a vibrant 2500+ family church that has so much to offer!  Below are some charitable organizations that the PC has spoken to that need the help of our Parish Community.  Please consider reaching out to one of these non-profits and giving some of your time and talent.  

Luke 3:10-11

What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”

Local Outreach Organizations

Catholic Center of Concern

The mission of the Center of Concern is to provide direct emergency assistance to individuals and families regardless of religious beliefs. This includes emergency rent, utilities, prescription payment, and clothing. In addition, the Center is able to provide assistance in securing prescription medication for those dealing with life-threatening illnesses when other resources are not variable. In adjunct to the Center, they maintain a small Clothing Room, where articles of clothing are distributed without cost to families in need. This program is operated completely by volunteers from our local parishes.

 

For more information about volunteering, contact Kermit Elliot at kermit "at" cfshsv.com or call 256-532-9000. 

 

Casa of Madison County

CASA's mission is to provide needed services to aging/homebound individuals that allow them to remain at home and age in place. Their programs are designed to enable the elderly and homebound to maintain their independence, dignity, health, and safety by providing services that specifically address their special physical and emotional needs. The success of CASA's mission relies in no small part on the tremendous support they receive from the local community.

 

For information on Individual and group opportunities to volunteer please visit their website at http://casamadisoncty.org/volunteer/ or you can reach them by phone at 256-533-7775.

The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen

The Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen’s mission is to show God’s love and grace in meeting both physical and spiritual needs of the poor and homeless in the Huntsville-Madison County area.  Their staff goes to great lengths to provide home-cooked, wholesome meals that fill you up.  They provide a dining area that is dressed with tablecloths and flowers.  They serve on dinnerware with silverware in an atmosphere of peace and acceptance.  The Bible is read before every meal and they pray together before dining. 

 

For more information check their website at http://roseofsharonsoupkitchen.org/blog/about-us/ or contact

Theresa White at 256-536-2970.  They prefer you call to schedule a time but they will welcome drop-ins. Their busiest time is lunch from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
 

305 8th Street

305 8th Street is a faith-based, not-for-profit, 501 C3 home that provides year-round care to adults with diverse disabilities that do not receive state-based waivered services.  This is a gap in services that leaves a population of adults with cognitive delays vulnerable to society.  This community works to provide the physical, spiritual and financial needs of the organization. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to meet our special family of adults.  They have a total of five homes that serve residents who require 24-hour care and others that provide supportive care. They need volunteers that range in areas of talent including Landscaping, Marketing, Event Planning, Activity Planning, Spiritual Plans, and Health and Wellness. 

 

 For more information on how you can help contact Andrea at andrea "at" 3058thstreet.org or call 256-489-2997.  You can also visit their website at http://www.3058thstreet.org/.

His Way Recovery Center

The Way, Inc. is a Christ-centered, six-month recovery program in Huntsville, Alabama that reclaims men from a life of drug and alcohol addiction. Their goal is to help lift the bondage of addiction and restore men to productive, Christian service in society. The Way seeks to take lives that are broken and give back hope. Statistics show that Christian based recovery programs have the highest success rates. The Way embraces the basic principles of proven recovery methods but relies on the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For information on volunteering, call (256) 859-7377, visit their website at http://hiswayinc.org/about.html, or e-mail info "at" hiswayinc.org.

Christian Women's Job Corps

The Christian Women's Job Corp is an intensive life and works skill program that includes Bible study and computer classes. The classes vary in length and are free of charge. The curriculum is designed to give the CWJC students a firm foundation on which to build a successful life and career. Each student is assigned a mentor, and each mentor is committed to a one-on-one relationship to help build the student's self-esteem, self-confidence, and skills essential to success in life and work.

 

CWJC welcomes volunteers in many areas. Most CWJC volunteers donate between one to two hours each week to CWJC students and staff. They are looking for volunteers with a wide variety of skills,

 

​​For more information on how to volunteer please visit their website at http://www.cwjc.net/volunteer/

 

The Academy for Learning and Character Development

Founded in 1998 by Dr. Collins, ALCD is a 501c3, non-profit community program that serves children from the ages 3 weeks to 12 years of age.  They assist parents by providing services based on their ability to pay and provide free childcare services for homeless families, children from battered homes, and for Veterans while seeking employment.  ALCD needs help with volunteers to help with: cleaning, painting, yard sale helpers, general handyman duties, and foreign language teachers (15-20 minutes twice a month). 

 

For more information contact Dr. Collins at 256-533-3300 or visit the website at www.alcdkids.org.

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville Hospital is always looking for volunteers to help in the many areas of the hospital. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to provide a minimum commitment of 50 service hours over the course of their assignment. Once you have decided to donate your time as a volunteer, the Volunteer Services Placement Coordinator will work with you to find an assignment that meets your interests, your schedule, and the hospital’s needs. Some volunteer assignments may have age requirements or require additional qualifications.

For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator - Lynn Nelson at 256-265-8013 or visit their website at  http://www.huntsvillehospital.org/base-volunteer/20-volunteer

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National Outreach Organizations

American Cancer Society

Millions of people just like you have found meaningful ways to give back to the American Cancer Society. They help through programs such as:

-Look Good Feel Better

-Relay for Life-

-Cancer Action Network

-Road to Recovery

 

Find out how you can help at www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer.html.

For information on the 2018 Huntsville/Madison Metro Relay for Life visit: https://www.facebook.com/relayforlifeofhuntsvillemetro/

American Red Cross

Ninety percent of the Red Cross Workforce are Volunteers.  The Red Cross is looking for:

-Blood Drive Volunteers

-Disaster Volunteers

-Volunteers to install Free Smoke Alarms

For more information on how to get involved go to http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/disaster-volunteer.

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Outreach with Annual Events

Tim Tebow Foundation Night to Shine

First Baptist Church Huntsville is the host each year in February for a Night to Shine.  This is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs  ages 14 through adult.  An event this large needs volunteers to make it a success.  The begin looking for volunteers in late fall so be sure to check their website.
  
Volunteers aged 16 and over can register to volunteer at http://www.fbchsv.org/events/nts/nts-volunteers/ 

Wreaths Across America

Remember the fallen soldiers, honor those who serve.

Wreaths Across America places wreaths on graves of veterans.  Several weekdays in November are scheduled.  The Saturday before Thanksgiving is normally scheduled for those who work or cannot make the weekday times.  Wreaths are scheduled for retrieval usually on the week after the 1st of January. 

 

For more information on how to get involved contact Ms. Jennifer Hamese at jhames@knology.net or visit their website at  http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org
 

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Parish Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm

Friday 8:00am- 1:00pm

Address

1055 Hughes Road

Madison, AL 35758

256-722-0130

Pastor-Father Bryan Lowe

For Sacramental Emergencies please call:

205-902-9990