St. John’s participates in a program of providing night shelter for street people in the downtown area. Each Monday from November to April, about 30 young people eat and sleep in the basement of the church hall. Regular workers from Beacon Community Services remain with these young people overnight.
Out of the Rain is a night shelter for homeless street youth up to age 25, running from mid Oct- mid Apr. We provide a warm dry space to sleep along with a hot supper on Monday nights, as well as breakfast the next morning. Meals are made and served by St. John’s volunteers. It is a low barrier shelter with pets allowed. Two professional outreach workers supervise overnight.
Volunteers from St. John’s are present from 9:30 pm to midnight, and from 6:30 in the morning. The volunteers serve meals and clean up. Other volunteers take turns cooking a large casserole for each night.
This important ministry is coordinated by Karyn Lehmann. She can be reached by phoning the church office or by using this form.