Outreach Ministries

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Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen · Second Saturday · Bangor Area Homeless Shelter · United Thanks Offering

Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen

An ecumenical service project at the Salvation Army in Bangor.  St. John’s volunteers cook and serve hot noontime meals to over 100 people once a month (4th Tuesday).
Mission and Purpose: To serve a healthy and filling noontime meal at the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Ministry Hopes: To continue to provide a monthly healthy meal for the hungry people of Bangor.

Second Saturday Meals

FREE meal offered monthly from noon – 1:30 pm for any in need of food and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome and needed!  Second Saturday serves a monthly, hearty lunch of baked beans, stir fried rice, macaroni and cheese, roast chicken, fish sticks, hot dogs and deserts 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.  For more information on how you can help, email secondsaturday@stjohnsbangor.org.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Mission & Purpose:  To transport food given by parishioners at the church  to the Bangor Homeless Shelter for the food pantry.
Ministry Hopes: To continue taking the food donated by the parish to the shelter and look forward to our annual all parish food drive in the fall.

United Thank Offering

The UTO is a ministry of the Episcopal Church. Through the UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in the UTO have discovered that thankfulness leads to generosity. Many people offer a short prayer of thanksgiving followed by putting an offering in the UTO blue box. All donated money is used to support grants for ministries at home and overseas as an outreach of the Episcopal Church.