Services Provided for the CommunitySt. John’s is an active participant in the community and believes that it is our job as Christians to help members of our community wherever possible. We provide the following services:
St. John’s Community Day School
St. John’s Community Day School, a Christian-based educational childcare program for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-age children, was founded in September, 1999. Our intent is to keep child care rates as low as possible and to provide a child care alternative that is a safe, warm and loving environment within the price range of working parents. We accept Title XX assistance for low-income families. We provide scholarships for those in need of financial assistance as funds are available. We welcome children from all backgrounds, faiths and beliefs and we encourage diversity, teaching the children to understand and value differences in people and their abilities, race, color, religion, and national origin. For more information about the Community Day School, click here.
St. John’s Thrift Shop provides a low cost source of used clothing, toys, books, gifts and other miscellaneous items for the community. Periodically, we have Bag Days when you can fill a bag for $1.00. We accept donations during Thrift Shop hours. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday and Saturday.
Little Ones Ministry
The Women’s Guild of St. John’s provides diapers and pull-ups for infants and toddlers free to residents of Wakefield, Union, Brookfield and Milton (limit of one package per resident per week). The diapers are available at the Thrift Shop. The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Friday and Saturday.
Wakefield Food Pantry
St. John’s is an active participant in the Wakefield Food Pantry. There is a basket at the back of the church for Food Pantry donations. Members of the congregation deliver these donations to the Food Pantry weekly. Several congregation members participate in food pickup and delivery for the Food Pantry as part of their ministry.