Grab your family and friends and let’s love our community with intentionality this holiday season.

Below are projects currently being adopted and organized by our small groups and ministries at St. John’s:

Care Kits for Restoring Women
Coordinators: Jane Brannon & Dana Kritner (women’s group leaders)

Plarn Group: sending clothing (jeans, shirts, boggans and neck warmers etc) to the Veterans group in Birmingham next week. They are also supplying Unsheltered with hats and mats.

Wednesday, Dec 18 // Caroling at Nursing Homes with SJ Worship Ministry
Coordinator: Tiffany Richter

Providing meals for a local homebound neighbor and his caregiver
Contact: Eddie McGriff (Sunday School group leader)

Cullman Area Hospice Families: providing spiral cut hams
Contact: Karen Hassell

Women’s Guild: providing special gifts for a sponsored child through KENYA Relief

Women’s Fellowship: diapers and wipes for First Source for Women and/or a donation to Cullman Caring for Kids

**FULL** Thursday, Dec 12 // The Link: Community Meal
Coordinator: Don McKenzie

**DONE** Thanksgiving, Nov 28 // The Foundry
Door to Door Delivery for Thanksgiving

**DONE** Men’s Breakfast: provided financial assistance for a local family in extenuating circumstances

**DONE** Yard cleanup: for local family facing medical hardships
Contact: Wes Warren (Wednesday night group leader)

**DONE** House Fire Benevolence: providing gift cards for local family recovering from house fire
Contact: Matthew & Jamie Laney (Financial Peace group leaders)

Have a passion for a particular ministry? We’ll help you get in contact with their ministry and find a way to be a blessing during this season.

Platform Ministries
Contact: Jarred Skinner, 256-735-6060
1) Trimming the tree line around the fence line.
2) Moving the segment of the fence that is between the shed and back yard to be in the front to block off the parking lot from where the kids will be.

The Foundry (

  1. Boxes of Hope
  2. Door to Door Delivery for Thanksgiving
  3. Giving Christmas for those entering the program

Royal Pines (

First Source for Women (

FUMC Disaster Warehouse – Decatur, AL (

Unsheltered – ministering to the homeless in Cullman County (

Victim Services:
“Looking for generous sponsors to help make Christmas dreams come true for the families we serve. When a victim leaves an abusive relationship, they often leave everything behind, including financial stability. Many times our clients have barely enough to pay bills, leaving little or nothing extra for Christmas gifts…Each year, with help from the community, we do all we can to provide these families the best Christmas possible.” -S. Driver, Children’s Advocate
Office: 256-775-2600

Law Enforcement & Rescue 

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