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St. John's Episcopal
Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee of St. John’s is entrusted by the congregation to disperse funds to those people and organizations that compassionately attempt to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our local community—and beyond.  

Engaging in partnership with local agencies and faith-based organizations enables us to stretch our financial resources, in-kind contributions and volunteer hours. St. John’s enjoys a long history of generous support as well as a passion for social justice and equity. Collaboration within community demonstrates our commitment to our neighbors in need and good stewardship of donated funds. 

The organizations we support with volunteer service, donations and funding include:

  • Community Kitchen Ministry (St. John's team serving meals at the Salvation Army)
  • Interfaith Works (especially their Emergency Overnight Shelter)
  • Kairos (spiritual ministry in the prisons)
  • Olympia Free Clinic (medical and mental health care)
  • Union Gospel Mission’s No-fee Dental Clinic
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • YWCA “Other Bank” (cleaning and hygiene items not covered by food stamps)
  • Jail Ministry (socks and greeting cards at Christmas)
  • Rosie’s Place (healthy snacks for teens in a supportive urban environment)
  • Two local nursing homes (personalized Christmas gifts for those without family support)  

Funds for Outreach are raised by individual contributions at the Thanks & Birthday Offerings during regular Sunday services and by using local Thriftway store Rewards cards.

We welcome visitors, suggestions for donations, and new members! For information, contact Sherry Sullivan at