St. John's Missions


“Open arms and serving hands transforming lives through Christ.”

St. John’s Mission Mandate

Our Missions Team met recently and identified some hands-on mission projects for our church family.
  • April 27 - Block Blitz sponsored by Interfaith Housing Visions. 
    A day of clean-up, landscaping and small repair projects for a block of low-income housing in Bristol.
  • One Great Day of Service - detail coming soon.
  • Habitat for Humanity - working on construction/finishing of four homes in the Morrisville Area.
  • Third annual R.I.S.E. Sunday, October 6, 2019.
You are invited to join us as we work to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
Questions?  Contact Pastor Ruth @ 215-357-6998, ext. 306



Thank you for your support of the Red Bird Trailers.
The trailers are open from 9 AM - 5 PM Daily!

St. John’s Missions owns and maintains several 53-foot over-the-road trailers. They are located at the rear of the church parking lot. Donations of clothing, furnishings, working appliances and other reusable goods are accepted Monday through Sunday – 9 AM through 5 PM from March through December.  These goods are regularly transported to the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, one of the most impoverished counties in our nation.  Monetary donations that will help offset the cost of transporting these goods would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped at the church office (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday – Friday, or on Sunday mornings) or mailed to: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 820 Almshouse Road, Ivyland, PA  18974.

Know anyone with a CDL license?  We can always use drivers who will volunteer to transport the trailers down to and back from Kentucky.  Contact Dick Paulus for more information at

Please consider making a financial donation to offset the costs of transporting these items to Red Bird Mission. Checks can be made out to St. John’s United Methodist Church. Place the words “Red Bird Trailers” in the memo area.


Click for last year's RISE Sunday photos  -  an amazing time serving others!

This year's date for RISE Sunday is October 6th!


Backpack Mission Project! Last year, St. John's donated 62 backpacks filled with school supplies that were then delivered to Family Service Association of Bucks County. Your donations were then distributed to underprivileged Bucks County children in grades K-12. We are looking forward to repeating this mission project this year. This will also be the Mission Project for Vacation Bible School.



 St. John’s hosts homeless families for one week five times a year as a Host Church for Family Promise of Lower Bucks. Our first hosting week of the year will be April 7th - 14th.   Many volunteers are needed for set up and clean up, food shopping, meal preparation and serving, and laundry service to name a few.  When we need to collect non-perishable items or food for the families, you can sign up to donate item(s).  

Sign Up Genius is active, please see where you can help at this link:  Sign Up Here

Online Training and Forms
Volunteers can access policy and procedure information along with numerous helpful articles on the Volunteer website. 
Volunteer Information

 Food and Clothing Collections

The need for food and clothing by our disadvantaged neighbors in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia goes on throughout the year. Your donations of canned goods and non-perishable dry foods are greatly needed and much appreciated. In addition, there is a great need for clothing that is appropriate for persons seeking employment  Please place your food donations in the shopping carts located in the hallway and clothing may be hung on the coat rack across from the church office. St. John’s frequently partners with the food and clothing banks at Eastwick United Methodist Church in the city of Philadelphia.


Other Mission Opportunities

There are a variety of other opportunities for persons to serve in missions at St. John’s. There are opportunities to provide meals for those in need through Aid For Friends as well as to participate in special collections of food, clothing and gift items during the Christmas and Easter seasons. As local, national, and international need arise, St. John’s responds to requests for assistance through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Please check out the United Methodist Men, United Methodist Women, Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry web pages for additional mission opportunities.

For More Information contact: Pastor Ruth Portzline, 215-357-6998 X 306

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