St. John’s is a center for Jubilee Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Since 1988, St. John’s has been designated by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church as a Center for Jubilee Ministry because of the “direct and dynamic link between our theology and our ethics,” demonstrated in numerous outreach and neighborhood ministries. St. John’s takes very seriously God’s call to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, and care for the sick. (Matthew 25:35)
“Our mission is to make a direct and dynamic link between our theology and our ethics. In other words, we strive to put the ‘talk’ of our faith into the ‘walk’ of our faith.” While all churches have outreach ministries, Jubilee Ministry Centers have integrated into church life Advocacy, Empowerment, Evangelism and Outreach in a determined effort to improve the lives of poor and oppressed people.
St. John’s offers myriad opportunities for all ages to participate in programs that nourish the mind, body, and spirit (see the offerings listed under Jubilee, to the right). If you feel called to join in one or more of our Jubilee Ministries, please contact our Parish Secretary, Patti Means, at 717-299-1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Patti will help direct you to the appropriate person.