Outreach Ministries

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

St. John’s Episcopal Church volunteers take part in preparing and serving a meal on the 4th Tuesday of each month as our outreach community ministry.  It takes place at Salvation Army Building at 65 S Park Street, Bangor.  We arrive at 9:30 am to prep, cook, serve, and clean up.  We are finished by 1 pm.  We serve anywhere from 50 to 100 people.  It varies depending on the time of year and needs of the participants.  We serve a well balanced meal.  New volunteers are welcome by contacting the church office, to be referred to the current chairpersons:  207-947-0156 or email the office.

Click here for more information about the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen.

Second Saturday Meals

FREE meal offered monthly from noon – 1:30 pm, in the Church Undercroft, for any in need of food and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome and needed from 11:30am-1:30pm!  Second Saturday serves a monthly, hearty lunch and desert in addition to take home PB&J sandwiches and if there are leftovers, take home “seconds” to 40 to 70 guests. New guests are often surprised by the variety and quality of our lunch. Second Saturday serves a vital purpose however the number served varies quite a lot because Second Saturday can occur anywhere from the 8th to the 14th. Food stamp cards are loaded around the 12th so sometimes Second Saturday happens when people have few alternatives and some months cupboards are stocked. We are currently preparing food in the Church Undercroft.  To get to the Undercroft, go down the wooden staircase to the right of the main church entrance.  At the bottom of the stairs, enter the double doors on the left.  For more information contact Phil.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Each Sunday, St. John’s has baskets at the entry of the church where parishioners can donate non-perishable food items and hygiene products for the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.  These items are brought to the shelter by our volunteers.  For more information on how you can help, please contact Jim.

If you are interested in serving on one of our Outreach Ministries please let us know